Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain
For those with chronic neck pain, traditional treatments give patients few options to manage the pain and often includes a combination of medication and physical therapy. None of these options treat the root cause of the pain and only provide temporary relief. At the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, we combine traditional orthopedic medicine with advances in regenerative medicine to create a safe alternative that is designed in eliminating the source of the patient’s neck pain permanently.
Chronic neck pain is a sign of degenerative discs in the spine which is often fixed with surgery, but using advances in regenerative medicine, we can repair the damage to the spinal discs using stem cells. Within a short period, patients can experience significant neck pain reduction or complete pain elimination after a single stem cell therapy session.
How Stem Cell Therapy For Neck Pain Work?
Stem cells are the body’s natural healers. They process the ability to transform into other types of cells that the body needs to repair damage joints. As we get older, the number of stem cells in our body decrease requiring older adults more time to heal from injuries.
At the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, we use a unique process to supercharge your stem cells and inject them directly to the damaged spinal discs in the neck. The stem cell therapy starts with us harvesting the stem cells from the patient’s body. To increase the effectiveness of the therapy, we collect different types of stem cells and other regenerative cells. This requires us to use various sources including blood, fat tissues, and bone marrow. After the collection, we combine the stem cells with various growth factors including human growth hormones (HGH). The growth factors will act as a stimulate for the stem cells, helping them to stay active while they repair the damage spinal discs in the neck. Then, we inject the stem cells into the patient’s neck, directly into the damaged area of the spine using ultrasound to guide the injection.
Once injected, the stem cells will begin their job of restoring and rebuilding the diseased discs in the neck. The entire procedure only takes a few hours to complete, and patients will be able to leave the clinic and go back home immediately.
When Do I See Results?
The effects of the stem cell therapy will not be noticeable instantly since time is needed for the stem cells to heal the spinal disc. Typically, patients will begin to see a response in about three weeks after the injection. Afterward, the inflammation in the spine starts to reduce and continues to do so for several months.
For most patients, a single stem cell injection is all that is needed to eliminate their chronic neck pain, and the pain relief can last for the rest of their life. For patients with a severe degenerative disease, additional stem cell injections may be needed.
Am I A Candidate For Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy for neck pain is a safe procedure that can be utilized by anyone. However, to determine if stem cell therapy would be effective in relieving your chronic neck pain, our board certified orthopedic surgeon would have to examine your medical files.