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Disc herniations/Disc tears/Sciatica:

Disc herniations result from inner disc material (nucleus tissue) protruding or pushing through outer walls (annular fibers) of a disc. Disc herniations can leak inflammatory chemicals/fluid into the surrounding epidural area and cause irritation and/or pinching of nerves that form the sciatic nerve (sciatica) causing leg pain. Painful tears may also result in the disc. When these tears occur in the outer portion of the disc (annulus) they can result in recurrent and disabling back pain and are notorious for not healing on their own.

To begin your journey to healing your back, please give us a call or email us today at 980-859-2340 or [email protected] to schedule a comprehensive evaluation of your back injury with one of our Board Certified, Fellowship trained Orthopedic and Bio-Restorative Medicine Physicians.

A Proven Alternative: Bio-Restorative Non-Surgical Stem Cell Procedure for back and leg pain

Bio-Restorative Stem Cell Procedure of an injured disc and inflamed nerve (sciatica) is an ultra-minimally invasive same-day non-surgical procedure designed to alleviate pain, improve function, slow degeneration, and aid healing and restoration. Stem Cells from your own body harness your own body’s healing capability to naturally restore, reduce pain and get you back to doing the things you love.

Compared to invasive surgery, there is less risk of complications, less pain afterward, less downtime and there can be less overall treatment costs. After Surgery your body is never the same again, permanently altered and worst of all most Lower Back Surgery is unproven and ineffective.


Low Back Surgery is an Invasive, Permanent, Unreliable, and a Risky Surgery


Low back surgery (LBS) often involves removing/cutting out disc tissue, cutting spine bones, and in some cases fusing spine bones using rods, screws, and plates. The risk for heart attack, strokes, blood clots, major infection, pneumonia, nerve injury, paralysis, and death can be significant. LBS is often invasive and comes with significant recovery time and the scar tissue and change in anatomy is permanent. Even worse is that many patients do not see any improvement from surgery and there is little scientific evidence that Surgery reliably helps, in fact, there is evidence that it can make things worse. When disc tissue is removed the disc has been shown to be at increased risk of recurrent herniation or tearing. With Fusion Surgery, pain is usually not eliminated AND the areas above and below the rods and plates break down and cause NEW pain and spine weakness.
This results in a need for additional Surgery in the future. The out of pocket cost from copays is constantly underestimated by patients, even if it might be covered by insurance, patients should take into account deductibles and lost productivity for recovery time.
A Proven Alternative: Bio-Restorative Stem Cell Procedure for back and leg pain
Most Orthopedic Surgeries are less reliable and effective than you think…NY Times Article
Only 20% of Orthopedic Surgeries are shown to work >> Read More
There is as much or more evidence for Orthopedic Stem Cell treatments than they are for Orthopedic Surgery >> Read More

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Why iOBX for your Lower Back Pain?

At its foundation, iOBX was created to provide cutting-edge, remarkable Bio-Restorative Orthopedic Stem Cell procedures within a concierge, patient-centered experience. The Board-Certified Physicians, at iOBX are extremely experienced in successfully treating back and sciatic pain and have devoted their careers toward treating Orthopedic and Spine conditions using Stem Cells from the patients’ own body. We are 100% dedicated to Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatments (You probably wouldn’t go to a part-time brain surgeon, So why would you go to part-time Stem Cell doctor or even worse a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner). iOBX Physicians, have special training precisely implanting lumbar discs, epidural area, and supporting back structures using precision-guided imaging (fluoroscopy and ultrasound).

Precision Guided Implantation Of Stem Cells Into Disc Tear

Bone marrow signal/fracture:  Since the previous examination, the edema at the L5-S1 interspace as converted to type II marrow change suggesting a reparative change.


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I had a complete tear of my ACL and was "too" old for surgery and not athletic enough. Dr. Tucker gave me the full treatment in March of 2017, I was without crutches or brace in 6 weeks and ran a 5K in 2018. Very professional and willing to answer all and every question. Had an MRI recently which showed healing and complete restoration to my complete ACL tear!
Debbi Beebe
Debbi Beebe
14:01 17 Aug 18
Not wanting to have replacement surgery on the knee that had troubled me for years, iOrthoBIOLOGIX was recommended by my PCP Dr. Kanelos. Upon arrival I knew I was in the right place. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive. Dr. Tucker dispelled any worries I had about stem cell procedures, listening carefully to my input and following up with relevant questions. He was willing to spend the time necessary to help me understand the condition of my knee, the procedures that would be applied, what to expect following treatment and what I should do in the weeks to follow. I was particularly impressed with the level of follow up care provided and thankful to have transitioned from having near constant pain in my left knee, to being able to walk and exercise daily. As a 73-year old man who sees more doctors more often than I care to, iOrthoBIOLOGIX is among the BEST I've ever seen!
Adam Huckaby
Adam Huckaby
13:00 18 Jan 18
I had been through Physical Therapy with 2 different practitioners prior to my Stem Cell treatment. I also saw an Orthopedic Surgeon that gave me a cortisone shot which lasted a few weeks. His recommendation was to continue cortisone shots, frequently, until I eventually needed a knee replacement surgery. My knee was swollen and I was in a lot of pain. Stairs were difficult and standing for any period of time was hard too. Exercising was impossible. The increase in my pain levels made even riding a bike unbearable. I had exercised all my life and I was in good shape, but my knee was stopping me from being able to do the most basic exercises and again standing was something I could do for only short periods of time. I found iOrthoBIOLOGIX through a local physical therapist that had seen success with his patients. I live in Wisconsin but chose to make the trip to Charlotte. I found Dr. Tucker and his staff to be very patient with me and answered all of my questions prior to the treatment as my case was more complex do to me having Rheumatoid Arthritis. I chose to do the Stem Elite Restore procedure followed by a STEMish booster for both my knee and thumb. Throughout the treatment, I could not have been in better hands. They kept me informed of what was going on and how to proceed afterwards. During the treatment, everyone was encouraging and informative as to what was going on. Honestly, Dr. Tucker is the best experience I have ever had with a medical doctor. He truly cares about his patients and spent a lot of time with me making sure the right treatment was selected for my case. I am now able to exercise for 30-40 minutes. I can walk for long periods of time, standing does not bother me and I do not have pain in my knee. I'm also pleased with the results of my thumb treatment as well. I feel like I have been given my life back. iOBX stays on the cutting edge of Stem Cell treatment technology and cares about their patients – I could not ask for better. Paula
Paula A Langlois
Paula A Langlois
19:03 20 Apr 18
I want to thank Dr. Tucker and all the professional and friendly staff at iOBX for giving me my life back with their advanced Stem Cell treatments. The whole experience was positive from start to finish. It was wonderful to be greeted by my first name when I walked into the Center; the staff are so warm and personable, and I never had to wait. I appreciate the time Dr. Tucker and Dr. Zeckser spent with me to listen, assess and understand my problems and decide on the optimal treatments. That is so refreshing!I have been suffering from back and hip pain for the past several years and despite many different treatment modalities, short of surgery, the pain only worsened and slowly shrank my world. I was a very active woman who enjoyed a variety of physical activities, but over time I could not tolerate any of them without severe back and hip pain followed by lingering pain for days afterward. I could not sit still for a conversation, a meeting, a car ride, or a flight. My world shrank more. The final impairment that motivated me to explore stem cell treatment was when I could no longer tolerate a leisurely walk with my child. My world was closed. I had my Premium STEM Restore treatment into multiple disks in my low back and into my left hip about 5 months ago, and had a follow up “Stemish” fertilizer treatment 2-3 months ago. After both treatments and recovery period, followed by physical therapy I felt a substantial improvement in my back and great improvement in the hip. I no longer have pain in my back with normal activity, I can finally sit still and enjoy the moment, and I can enjoy a walk again. There is still occasional discomfort (2 discs haven’t been treated yet and hopefully won’t need to be) that I can manage very well with the tools I learned in physical therapy, but significantly less than before treatment and I can tolerate most daily activities without pain. I have a life again!Thank you all!Sincerely,Packy Spahi