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Regenerative Medicine &
Non-Surgical Orthopedics.

According to the NIH, at least 126 million people in the United States have suffered from some level of pain. In 2018 alone, approximately 20% of adults reportedly suffered from chronic pain (1). Until recent years, these patients have struggled to find solutions for their conditions that don’t involve invasive surgeries and potentially adverse effects. Thankfully, Dr. Pinkston has an alternative.

Regenerative medicine and non-surgical orthopedics are true innovations that can help patients successfully treat conditions in ways that use one’s own body to their advantage. Now, it’s possible to support and promote long-lasting healing that is also 100% natural!

A Whole-Body Approach
to Regenerative Medicine.

From the very first appointment, our patients feel refreshed by Dr. Pinkston’s unique style of care. He believes in focusing on education, comfort, and honesty, with no overblown sales pitches in sight. He’s also been fortunate to train under some of the top leaders in the fields of medical acupuncture, ultrasound-guided injections, and other related specialties. Today, he goes above and beyond to diagnose symptoms of pain at their source instead of simply treating them at the surface, taking each person’s entire well-being into account every step of the way.

Meet The Doctor
Asheville neuromusculoskeletal physician James Pinkston D O

From Medical Acupuncture
to Joint Manipulations
to Biological Cell Therapy
(and more).

If you’re tired of chronic pain and fatigue and eager to regain the higher quality of life you deserve, explore your treatment options with Dr. Pinkston’s guidance. These solutions are modern, evidence-based, and minimally invasive! Whether you’re looking for state-of-the-art platelet rich plasma or biologic cell injections for revitalizing benefits or restorative, osteopathic manipulation, our team is ready to help.

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Physician performing medical acupuncture on patient's back

Medical
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Doctor performing non surgical orthopedic treatment on patient's knee

Non-Surgical
Orthopedics

Doctor using osteopathic manipulative treatment on patient with shoulder pain

Osteopathic
Manipulative Treatment

Doctor placing regenerative medicine injection in knee

Regenerative
Medicine

Team Members

A Winning Team
You Can Trust

Our team’s primary goal is to make your life easy as Dr. Pinkston does everything he can to help you look and feel better. Our staff has several years of administrative experience and is also medically trained, so scheduling, checking in, and getting answers to your questions will always be a breeze. Plus, they can help you organize your financial options so that paying for the services you need never causes any stress.

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Top Rated Non Surgical Orthopedic Doctor
5- Star Experience

" As a recent transplant from California to eastern Tennessee, I was thrilled to find Dr. Pinkston and I gladly drove the 83 miles to see him. Our family has used osteopathic manual therapy over the years to heal from physical injuries, illnesses, trauma, and stress. The rigors and stress of moving caused my rheumatoid arthritis to flare after being in complete remission along with pain and stiffness in my neck and upper body. My body completely melted under his manual therapy. As I walked out, I felt a deep calmness and serenity in my physical body. My neck was so loose and free and my breathing was much deeper. Since then I have felt a deep restoration and know that my immune system has been reinvigorated. It is worth every bit of time and money to receive this kind of care and treatment."

Gayle Evans
Top Rated Non Surgical Orthopedic Doctor
5- Star Experience

"Dr. Pinkston is great. Very knowledgeable. He has great bedside manner. Very calm, friendly, and takes him time to explain everything and answer any questions. He also seems to walk the walk, and clearly enjoys his work."

Bannigan McDade
Top Rated Non Surgical Orthopedic Doctor
5- Star Experience

"Dr. Pinkston is courteous, professional and thorough. I went in for a consultation, and he explained various alternatives to me in order to improve my condition. He took the time to listen to me and to explain various aspects of my issues. I highly recommend this doctor and I wish more doctors were like him. "

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Common Questions About
Non-Surgical Orthopedic and
Regenerative Medicine

What are stem cells?

When it comes to stem cell treatments, there are a few different varieties. Mesenchymal stem cells are found in certain biologic material that is used in regenerative medicine, namely adipose and bone marrow. We refer to these treatments as biologic cell therapy. There are many clinics claiming to treat patients with stem cells, but if they are not being harvested from these sources they are not truly stem cells.

Do you use stem cells from human embryos?

Absolutely not. Some describe products that are obtained from amniotic or umbilical sources as stem cells. These products may be helpful in some cases but they are not stem cells and should not be described as such, as there are no viable cells that survive the cryopreservation and subsequent thawing. All of the cells our office uses for treatment purposes come directly from a patient’s own body fat and/or bone marrow.

Do you use ultrasound to guide musculoskeletal injections?

Yes! With ultrasound, patients won’t have to worry about “blind” injections. Dr. Pinkston can see exactly where the needle is beneath the skin and ensure that the substance, he’s injecting reaches the intended target. This leads to much more predictable treatment outcomes – no guesswork required.

Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) better than prolotherapy?

It depends! While both treatments have the same end goal in mind for patients (a life free of chronic pain), they work in different ways. They also have different price points, so the right choice for one patient may not be feasible for another. Dr. Pinkston will be happy to help you choose the right approach.

Does regenerative medicine restore full mobility/function?

Regenerative medicine is an exciting and quickly growing field of study. Stem cell treatments show promise for musculoskeletal applications as an alternative to invasive surgical techniques. To learn more about what kinds of results are feasible or expected for your specific condition, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Pinkston.

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