Success Stories

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

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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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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.

Our Doctors Bios
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Stephen Case

Disc Treatment Overcomes Life’s Speed Bumps

They might look harmless, but even low-rise speed bumps can do serious damage. Travelling at the 35 mph speed limit near the Ontario (CA) airport one night in 2009, Stephen Case’s vehicle hit a poorly marked speed bump. “The pain was instantaneous,” Case said, “and excruciating. Read more

Nancy Melano

No More Heavy Lifting, But Platelet Rich Plasma Does Bring Smiles

“I put too much stress on my shoulders when I was redecorating a house,” Melano said. “I was removing pictures from the house and had my arms up all day, hammering and hanging.” The next day, Melano, 78, decided to work on the library in the house. “I was on the last run, picking up one more box of books and it felt like a rubber band broke in my left shoulder. “ Read more

Astrid Corretjer

Doctor Knows Best: A Stem Cell Therapy Prescription

The original back injury remains a mystery, but add a torn hamstring and any active mom would have to slow down any active mom – especially when the back injury resulted in two degenerative discs. For Astrid Corretjer, that meant the end of tennis, rollerblading, paddle boarding, and especially mountain biking. Read more

Carol Kichler

Stem Cell Treatment Enables the Climb

Walking up and down stairs might not seem exciting. For Carol Kichler, though, climbing and descending stairs without excruciating pain is a daily highlight. Kichler, 73, couldn’t walk up or down even two steps without agonizing pain before September, when she received stem cell treatments in her knees. Read more

Melvin Mabry

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Beats Spinach

Ed’s retirement, and accompanying occasional rounds of golf, were threatened by a bad shoulder. A combination of bursitis and a small tear in the rotator cuff of his right shoulder made golf impossible. Read more

Specialized Care To Get You Back In Motion

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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?

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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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