100% Dedicated to Stem Cell Treatments in Charlotte, NC
Alleviate Pain, Improve Function, and Heal Naturally with iOBX
THE LEADERS IN STEM CELLS
iOBX is the world leader in orthopedic stem cell therapy based in Charlotte, NC. We provide comprehensive treatment plans that give our patients an unparalleled experience and provide them with long term relief without having to go through invasive surgery. All stem cells used at iOBX come from your own body and are processed onsite in our state-of-the-art lab and implanted with image guidance by a board-certified physician. There is an explosion in interest for these types of bio-restorative treatments for joint pain. Damaging steroid injections and invasive surgeries are so common and often lead to adverse long term consequences for people seeking pain relief. iOBX is excited about giving patients more options. With so many choices, it can be challenging to understand the advantages and disadvantages for each provider, and we strongly encourage patients to do their homework and be cautious when considering a stem cell treatment from the 800+ providers that exist. We’ve created a CHECKLIST of the important features of a high-quality stem cell treatment. Stem cell treatments are certainly not a cure-all for everything. Unfortunately, there are US and offshore clinics touting the ability of stem cells to miraculously cure a wide range of diseases. The evidence is just not there, and most importantly, safety is a major concern. Much of the FDA oversight is focused on closing these cure-all clinics. In contrast, orthopedic stem cell medicine has a great deal of research supporting the safety and effectiveness of its use. Here at iOBX, we only treat orthopedic conditions.
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
STEP 1 CONSULTATION
Our patients meet directly with one of our board certified, advance fellowship trained physicians for 90 minutes and includes collecting in-depth medical history, comprehensive examination, ultrasound and treatment recommendations.
STEP 2 HARVESTING
We are harvesting extremely high quantities of stem cells – 200-300% more than average. If you consult with anyone else about stem cells, we would encourage you to ask them if they are counting their cells, and furthermore – if they are determining the cell viability and apoptotic counts.
STEP 3 PROCESSING
In our advanced, BIOLOGIX lab, we concentrate and manually process your stem cells that have just been harvested. Many clinics advertise “amniotic stem cells” as live, viable cells when in fact, they are not. We ensure cells are alive and viable, formulating and customizing them for your treatment.
STEP 4 IMPLANTATION
Doctors use image guided precision to implant the processed cells to the site of the pain, arthritis and/or tearing. Our technique is so accurate that we implant within a millimeter from the damaged tissue.
STEP 5 POST-PROCEDURE
Bio-restorative procedures have significantly less downtime than surgically invasive procedures. Our process is more efficient and more effective, allowing our clients to heal faster.
The iOBX® team is passionate about delivering the highest quality of care possible before, during, and after your procedure at our flagship Stem Cell Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Depending on your condition, stem cell therapy can range in the thousands; however, most individuals conclude that stem cell treatment costs are comparable to surgery after considering the out-of-pocket expenses and insurance deductible minimums.
Platelet rich plasma, commonly called PRP, is not a stem cell treatment. It is a solution created from processing a patient’s blood that supports cell activity. An Orthopedic Stem Cell formulation, on the other hand, comes from bone marrow and contains stem cells, immune cells, and a host of factors that can heal your joint. There is an explosion in interest for these types of bio-restorative treatments for joint pain. Damaging steroid injections and invasive surgeries are so common, and often lead to bad long term consequences for people seeking pain relief. iOBX is excited about giving patients more options. With so many choices, it can be challenging to understand the advantages and disadvantages for each type of treatment.
The cells that you were implanted with will continue to work, heal, and form new cells in your area of treatment for up to one year. This does not, however, mean it will take you up to a year to experience relief. Most iOBX patients start noticing improvement within just six weeks following their procedure. As for how long you can expect it to last depends on your area being treated. Different joints respond differently to stem cell therapy. There are several long term studies (up to 10 years) showing the effectiveness of a bone marrow & adipose stem cell procedures for a number of joints, including the knee, hip, and spine.
Unfortunately, Insurance and Medicare do not cover treatment yet despite our 93% success rate, which is much higher than many treatments, they do currently cover. While this may seem expensive, most individuals conclude that stem cell treatment costs are comparable to surgery once you take into account the out of pocket expenses and insurance deductible minimums. Another thing to consider when evaluating the actual cost of stem cell treatment is that most workers’ compensation claims, VAMCA, and individuals health savings accounts (HSA) will cover stem cells.
- Harvesting > Processing > Implantation
Booster Fertilizer + Stem Cells
- Harvesting > Processing > Image-Guided Implantation
Premium Bone Marrow + Stem Cells
- Harvesting > Processing > Image-Guided Implantation
Adipose + Bone Marrow + Mega Dose Stem Cells
WHERE IS YOUR PAIN?
Our proprietary treatments can naturally heal and repair muscle, cartilage, tendons, ligaments anywhere in your body. Here are a few orthopedic focus areas that we specialize in treating.
I came to iOBX® with pain in my elbow. I couldn’t work out at the gym or do my daily activities without pain that limited by quality of life. I had Bio-Restorative treatment done using by own body’s cells and have been very pleased with results. I am now back at the gym and not inhibited by my elbow pain. I would highly recommend iOBX® for a natural, effective approach to healing and pain relief.
Being a NFL running back for a decade took a toll on my body. Going on 2 and a half years ago I underwent Stem Cell treatment with iOBX® for both knees and I couldn’t be more happy with the results. I had cartilage loss, torn meniscus, loose ligaments, swelling and 10/10 pain especially in my left knee. Now I have virtually no problems with either knee and couldn’t be more pleased...
They helped me with a severely arthritic great-toe joint. Their treatment combined with the therapy they recommended at the PT Center has enabled me to go from walking awkwardly to getting back into jogging. A professional, caring, and helpful approach to health care.