Stem Cell Signaling Neck Pain Relief options and Second Opinions for Cortisone / Neck Surgery are available in Gilbert, AZ and the surrounding East Valley communities of Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, and Mesa, Arizona.
Overview of Neck Pain
Neck pain is quite common, with most Americans experiencing it multiple times throughout each year. One of the most common neck pain presentations is whiplash injury of the cervical spine. This can occur from various events and strong forces to the neck, but is generally from motor vehicle accidents and contact sports such as football. After the initial force, the neck experiences a quick back and forth motion that is referred to as a whiplash. The force and motion created sprains and strains the ligaments, muscles, discs and tendons of the cervical spine that collectively make up the neck. The whiplash injury to the neck can happen from a simple fender bender at low speeds or from a high speed collision. Always receive medical care and evaluation after every auto accident, no matter how minor the collision.
- Neck Pain / Stiffness
- Decreased range of motion of the neck
- Radiating pain into the arms
- Muscle tenderness or trigger points in the neck
Overview of Stem Cell Signaling Neck Pain Relief
Stem cell signaling allografts are a new cutting edge treatment option in pain management and orthopedic medicine for various types of pain. Research is rapidly developing and progressing in the stem cell and regenerative medicine fields. World class athletes have taken advantage of the stem cell therapy breakthroughs such as Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Rafael Nadal, and former UFC Champion Daniel Cormier. This growing body of evidence has stimulated new regenerative medicine products to emerge allowing a broader base of patients to have access to regenerative medicine. These new regenerative allografts have the potential to be a much stronger therapeutic option than PRP alone. When these allografts are combined with PRP a complex healing cascade takes place that involves interaction with the patients own stem cells. The process works by injecting the allograft mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the site of pain or injury. The immune system response primes the site for repair, while new cells and growth factors flow into the treatment area and trigger a healing cascade (inflammation, proliferation, remodeling).
Depending on where the solution is injected (knee, hip, shoulder, etc.) they can recruit local cells into the area for connective tissue repair. This unique feature allows them to aid in healing the tissue they are placed in, with the growth factors released from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) enhancing this effect and increasing the clinical outcomes. After the new sequence of healing has completed, function and pain reduction follow as structural integrity is improved or restored to the joint and surrounding tissue.
Benefits of Regenerative Injections
- Pain Relief
- Quick Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
- Strengthens Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your own Cells and Natural Growth Factors
Stem Cell Signaling Neck Pain Relief: Case Study
Nancy Jones (fictional name) is a 34 year old female who presented with neck pain for 9 months duration. The pain began after being rear ended in a motor vehicle accident. After the accident, Nancy received Chiropractic adjustments and 3 months of Physical Therapy. She reported that the medical care covered by her insurance helped lower the pain overall but did not resolve the pain. She was currently still at 4/10 pain levels in her neck and was very concerned because she would be resuming teaching soon in the fall. Nancy did not believe that continued Chiropractic care or Physical Therapy was the solution to her pain anymore because she felt she had plateaued. She completed a medical intake, MRI review, and orthopedic physical examinations.
- Neck Muscle Stiffness
- Decreased Cervical Range of Motion
- Pain 4/10 (subjective)
- Cervical Ligament Laxity
- Full Muscle Strength
After case review, completion of appropriate physical exams, and presentation of all of her treatment options, Nancy decided to try regenerative injections. She also started on an anti-inflammatory diet, and supplements that supported inflammation and muscle relaxation.
Nancy followed up after 6 weeks for more therapy. After another 3 weeks, she checked back in for a progress and pain review. At this time, she reported that her pain was 0/10 and her muscle stiffness in her neck muscles had greatly improved. She was very thankful for the care we provided and for allowing her to resume teaching pain free.
Stem cell signaling neck pain relief treatments offer a safe and effective option for neck pain (whiplash injury) and can provide better results than physical therapy and chiropractic care in some cases. Nancy had been dealing with neck pain for 9 months and was out of insurance coverage for her auto accident. Comprehensive treatment addressing all aspects of pain provided her the best results. Regenerative injections should be considered as an alternative to continued chiropractic care and physical therapy when the patient has stopped making progress. Regenerative injections can be highly effective and will definitely play a growing role in the evolution of pain management, orthopedic medicine, and primary care. For more information about regenerative injection therapy, stem cell signaling allografts, Platelet Rich Plasma, Integrative pain management, or our Gilbert/Chandler/Mesa location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534