Our Doctors

When you’re dealing with a sporting injury or pain in your back, muscles, joints, or nerves, a real solution can often feel out of reach. Southwest Spine & Sports is your solution. Our expert team of board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors (physiatrists) will take the necessary time to effectively diagnose and explain the nonsurgical treatments available to you.

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Is Regenerative
Medicine For You?

Find out if you’re a candidate for one of our regenerative medicine procedures (Stem Cell, Plasma Rich Platelet (PRP) or Fibrin Disc Sealant) by taking our online questionnaire.

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Success Stories

Read the incredible, life-changing stories of patients who have received regenerative medicine treatments from SWSS.

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Brian Katz: A Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Success Story

Living to Run: A Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Success Story

For nearly all his life, running was central to Brian Katz’s daily activities. “I was born to run,” Katz, 47, said. Athletic efforts included triathlons, marathons, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball. In late 2013, though, an annoying lower back pain didn’t go away. It stayed through most of 2014. At first, he thought the soreness was a natural reaction to strenuous runs and workouts and endured it. Eventually, an intense training run produced an excruciating groin pain. After that, a 50-yard walk across the parking lot at work each day was a painful journey. Read more

Rob and his daughter at the harbor.

PRP: The Best Catch

Rob Hoedel has worked on some of the world’s most treacherous seas and even survived a few ships sinking. A third-generation fisherman out of Kodiak Island, Alaska, Hoedel made a success of his commercial fishing operation and survived more than 50 years at sea without a major physical setback, until last summer. Read more

Bob Ashcraft

Stem Cell Therapy: The Cowboy Way

The image of an old cowboy riding the range for the last time, galloping off into the sunset might seem romantic, but it isn’t what Bob Ashcraft has in mind. At an age when his peers are plotting days of leisure and rest, Ashcraft has a different plan. Read more

Stem Cells International

Stem Cell Therapy: The Game-Changer for Lower Back Pain Treatment

In “Multipotent Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment for Discogenic Low Back Pain and Disc Degeneration,” Wolff and his colleagues explain the benefits and regenerative powers of nonsurgical treatments and stem cell therapies, noting continued success has the potential to create a paradigm shift in treatment of disc-generated pain and degenerative disc disease. Read more

Specialized Care To Get You Back In Motion

The doctors at Southwest Spine & Sports are board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with advanced fellowship training in interventional spine care. We specialize in physical medicine, pain management, and comprehensive rehabilitation with one goal in mind – restoring quality of life by relieving your pain.

You’ll receive expert guidance designed to prevent re-injury and help you stay as active as possible at any age. Together we’ll reduce your pain with innovative nonsurgical solutions that result in a quicker recovery, fewer lost workdays, and enhanced performance.

Who do we treat?

  • Weekend Warrior
  • Seasoned athlete
  • Injured worker

Are You a Candidate for Regenerative Medicine?


Autologous stem cells, which come from bone marrow aspirate concentrate from a patient’s own hip bone, are used to treat sports injuries and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Professional athletes have used stem cells for years – now it’s your turn! If you are a patient with chronic low back pain from degenerative disc disease, joint pain or tendinitis, come in for an evaluation and see if you are a candidate for treatment with one of our regenerative medicine procedures (autologous stem cell concentrate, PRP or Fibrin Disc Sealant). You may also qualify to participate in our ongoing study.

Looking for Regenerative Medicine in Glendale, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tempe? Click here or call (480) 860-8998 for a consultation to see how we can help you.

Find lasting relief with Southwest Spine & Sports.
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