Our Asheville, NC Sports Medicine Practice
Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is dedicated to treating and preventing pain in the knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, and more for everyone, from athletes to seniors. Our incredibly talented staff is determined to help our patients feel comfortable again by creating custom treatment plans designed to target their specific ailments. We offer a variety of treatment and testing, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, EMG/nerve testing, medication, therapy and bracing prescriptions, Regenexx procedures, and a variety of injections. A pain-free lifestyle can be within reach when you visit our practice in Asheville, NC.
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Dr. Lehman, MD, ABPMR
Your care is always in the best of hands with Dr. Christie Lehman. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, making her one of the premier nonsurgical orthopedic minds in all of North Carolina. Additionally, she is a member of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, as well as the Orthobiologics Ethics Consortium. Her vast expertise in sports medicine and pain management helps her to precisely diagnose your pain and create a personalized treatment plan to quickly and effectively restore your body to optimal health.
Dr. Nate Crider, MD
Dr. Crider is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (also called PM&R or Physiatry). He has extensive training in the field of Regenerative Medicine and image-guided joint injections through groups such as the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation, American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine, and the Spine Intervention Society. He has done additional training at the world-famous Centeno-Schultz Clinic in Colorado and is certified by both the IOF and Regenexx to perform advanced-level injections throughout the body, including the spine.
"For 30 years I have had knee pain related to an old football injury. I am in highway and heavy construction so im always on my feet working, walking slopes and ditch line. Obviously over the years I’ve worn my joints out . Dr Lehman provided me with the stem cell treatment and my life is changed forever ! Very caring , professional and informative Dr. She took care of me and I feel I’ve gotten the best medical treatment short of full replacement and that’s something I really don’t want . I’m 52 and active again . Thank you Dr. Lehman and your team for giving me a pain free life ! "
"Three months ago, Dr. Lehman did a stem cell treatment on my knee for a torn meniscus and arthritis. She and her staff provided a thorough explanation of what was involved in the procedure and what to expect in the days after. I am now 80% pain free and able to walk several miles and up and downstairs without discomfort. I highly recommend this practice."
"I came to Dr. Lehman after being told by several orthopedic surgeons that I needed a total knee replacement for advanced osteoarthritis. She treated me with stem cell & plasma rich platelet injections harvested from my own body. My knee was significantly improved afterwards and I can walk without my old limp!"
"I am extremely satisfied with my experiences with Dr. Lehman. I've had two procedures done and everything was handled professionally. She is an excellent communicator, and answered any questions I've had. Her bedside manner during the procedures is excellent as well. I've given her name to more than one friend, and highly recommend her to anyone who has joint/muscle issues that may benefit from her expertise."
"I came to Dr. Lehman after enduring years of pain in my hips, especially my right hip. Previous corticosteroid injections, which would help for a few months, had ceased to be effective. Driving, standing, walking - everything had become very painful. Dr. Lehman’s exam revealed several sizable tears in the tendons of both hips. I received the regenerative platelet injections in each hip, directly into the tendon tears, to produce new cell growth to fill in the painful gaps/tears. At that time, my regular pain on a scale of 1 to 10 was: 4 or 5 in my left hip; 8 to 10 in my right hip. Today, after my 12 week checkup, I can honestly say that my left hip pain is usually nonexistent or, at most, a 1, and my right hip pain is no higher than a 2, maybe 3 after driving a long distance. That is like a 75 to 80% improvement for me, and we expect it to continue to improve. I am so grateful to Dr. Lehman and her team for helping me get past the pain and all the associated stress!"
When it comes to orthobiologics, there is no greater authority in Asheville, NC than Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Read our blog and our verified reviews to learn more about all of the ways we've been able to help our patients rid themselves of chronic and acute pain.