Neck pain can be a very serious condition that can greatly limit your daily movements and activities, making it hard to do the simplest tasks. If you have dealt with neck pain or injury, you most likely have experienced symptoms such as headaches, stiffness, or weakness, which can hurt your quality of life.
Neck pain can also be problematic for many since conventional treatments may include risky surgical procedures, lengthy downtimes, prescription medications with unknown side effects, and a possibility that none of that will actually relieve the pain. Regenerative medicine offers a safe alternative treatment option for patients dealing with neck pain that want effective, long-lasting relief.
Causes of Neck Pain
To provide relief for neck pain that is effective and long-lasting, we must first identify the pain source. Neck pain can result from something small and seemingly insignificant, or it can be due to degeneration.
Some common causes include:
- Automobile accident or whiplash
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Pinched nerve
- Pulled muscle or strain
- Degenerative disc disease
- And many more
Regardless of what caused the pain, the discomfort and limited movement you may be experiencing is simply a result of a bigger issue that has not been addressed. If the source of the pain can be healed, the pain felt will dissipate. Regenerative therapies offer a non-invasive way to accomplish this through treatments such a PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) and regenerative tissue injections.
Injections Containing Regenerative Tissue
Regenerative tissue comes from a substance known as Wharton’s Jelly. This is found in the umbilical cords of newborn babies following a scheduled C-section birth in which the mother has opted to donate the tissue. Neither mother nor child is harmed in any way during this procedure. This is most often the preferred type of regenerative therapy for our doctors because this tissue is young and vibrant, which means it is full of growth factors, lipids, exosomes, cytokines, proteins, and amino acids.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is another effective form of regenerative medicine in which the patient’s own blood is used. After being spun through a centrifuge, the blood sample obtained during the doctor’s visit is separated, leaving a highly concentrated serum with platelets. This serum is re-injected into the injured area, allowing the body the boost it needs to begin repairing the tissue and reducing the inflammation, in turn relieving the pain.
Both of these regenerative medicine treatments are minimally invasive and require no downtime following the procedures allowing you to return to your day with no need for surgery or medications.
If neck pain is limiting your quality of life, call our office today to find out how regenerative therapies can work for you and get you back to enjoying the lifestyle you once knew without having to deal with pain and stiffness in your neck.