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Neuromusculoskeletal Physician – Asheville, NC

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James Pinkston, DO

Whenever a patient comes to him for help, Dr. Pinkston goes above and beyond to assist them with personalized treatment, relieve their pain in lasting ways, and empower them to make positive lifestyle changes. He hopes to exceed your expectations! If you’d like to learn more about his background, just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Physician?

Asheville neuromusculoskeletal physician James Pinkston D O

In his younger years, Dr. Pinkston took care of athletes as an athletic trainer. He found these interactions very rewarding, especially when he was able to help someone in his care return to the field or their desired activity following an injury. He also spent time working as a personal trainer, guiding his clients toward the right choices so that their quality of life would be permanently improved. Discovering these fulfilling pursuits inspired him to expand upon the services he was able to offer to those in need, and he decided to enter the medical field to learn more. The rest is history!

Where Did You Study Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine?

Dr. Pinkston obtained his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of North Carolina. He then studied Osteopathic Medicine at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his residency, he was fortunate to receive additional training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and various injections for injury/pain management, including orthobiologic medicine. He has also attended medical acupuncture courses at Helms Medical Institute.

Today, he is proud to be involved with the following organizations:

American Academy of Osteopathy logo American Osteopathic Association logo United World Academy of Pain Medicine logo North American Spine Society logo American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine logo Interventional Orthobiologic Foundation logo American Academy of Regenerative Medicine logo The Orthobiologic Institute logo

Outside of the Office,
What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Pinkston was raised right here in North Carolina – in fact, he’s actually a quadruplet with two brothers and a sister who are the same age! When he isn’t busy at work, his favorite hobbies include hiking, dabbling at guitar, and training for power-lifting and strongman competitions.

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