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Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain

The recent data from clinical research proves that stem cell therapy can be used for treating pain in the spine and joints. Traditional medical solutions that include chiropractic care, heating and icing, and surgery are either too limited or too extreme. Stem cell treatment is effective where traditional methods have failed. ⠀

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How Does Stem Cell Therapy Treat Neck Pain?

According to the statistics, 10% of adults suffer from neck pain, over half of the population over 50 show signs of osteoarthritis in X-ray results, and approximately 40% of males and 30% of females in their mid-50s have disc problems. Thus, finding an effective treatment for neck pain becomes an urgent need. 

Usually, neck pain doesn’t indicate a deadly disease, but it does affect the quality of everyday life. Similar to other orthopedic diseases and traumas, it makes mobility challenging, hampers routines, and causes headaches and sleep disorders.

What Causes Neck Pain?

Neck pain can be often traced back to a specific incident, such as an accident-related injury. Other common causes of neck pain include:

  • сervical dysfunction
  • cervical lymphadenitis
  • osteoarthritis of the neck vertebrae
  • ankylosing spondylitis
  • fibromyalgia syndrome
  • disc degeneration
  • disc prolapse
  • traumatic sprains

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Neck pain can also be a side effect of a more serious disorder, like rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and severe infections. It often becomes chronic; depending on the cause of pain and its intensity, finding effective treatment may be difficult. Stem cell therapy for neck arthritis becomes the most effective, if not the only, option.

Is Stem Therapy for Neck Pain Safe?

Stem cell therapy for neck pain shows immense healing potential, but still much research in the field is needed. This is why it is often considered dangerous; research proves otherwise, however.

Centeno-Schultz Clinic has published the results of the world’s largest safety study applying to bone marrow stem cells. The results are based on data gathered from 2,300 patients who had more than 3,000 procedures over 9 years. The study proves that the negative effects seen in patients using stem cell treatment were the same as those who had injections with other substances. Several smaller studies also prove this procedure to be safe. 

The main risk of the procedure is the rejection of a preservative or suspension used by a physician. Also, stem cells from older donors are less effective, but “less effective” does not imply less safe.

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Read more about stem cell therapy for neck pain cost in our article.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain Work?

Unlike traditional methods that treat neck pain symptoms, stem cell therapy for neck pain focuses on the root cause of the pain. The symptoms of neck pain include: 

  • direct pain
  • stiffness
  • tingling
  • spasms
  • numbness
  • lack of mobility

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Stem cell procedures offer a long-term solution; they begin the healing process directly at the affected area, generating new cells and rebuilding the structure of the tissue. 

Depending on the severity of the individual case, a patient may need one or several injections. The basic process consists of three stages: 

  1. Physicians harvest stem cells from adult body tissues. 
  2. Stem cells are combined with growth factors. 
  3. The doctor targets the area in need of repair with ultrasound and injects the solution.

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What are the potential effects of stem cell therapy for neck pain? 

  • Decreased pain
  • Increased mobility
  • Quick recovery
  • Less fatigue

 

Is Stem Cell Therapy Effective for Neck Pain?

While there are no research results yet for the efficacy of stem cell therapy for neck pain, preliminary clinical data shows that stem cells relieve pain when injected into the lower back discs and facet joints. Stem cells regenerate tissue at a microscopic level. They secrete powerful anti-inflammatory proteins which decrease inflammation and thereby decrease pain without surgical procedures.

Neurosurgeons started using adult stem cells almost a decade ago to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs. This procedure introduced an alternative to spinal fusion to relieve chronic debilitating pain.

Stem Cell Therapy For Neck Pain Reviews

Patients who have undergone successful stem cell treatment for neck pain are quick to share their stories and positive experiences. For example, a patient from Denver with severe neck pain that prevented him from some of his favorite activities–golf and skiing–, as well as a decent sleep, reported mild improvement in his pain levels six weeks after the stem cell therapy procedures. Two weeks later, he felt a significant decrease in pain, and by the 12th week, the patient reported 90% relief in neck pain and a drastic improvement in his range of motion.

A patient from Cincinnati suffered from neck pain for 30 years due to an injury at work. He had only two options: neck fusion or stem cell treatment. He opted for stem cell therapy–and following treatment, he enjoyed sustained pain relief for the first time in years. 

One more patient admits that stem cell treatment for neck pain helped her to lead a normal life. She worked as a nurse for 40 years, and neck pain was one of the side effects of her job, and it only got worse after a car accident. Only a few weeks after her stem cell treatment, she was enjoying increased mobility. “Almost like it gave me a new life,” Debbie says. The improved range of motion allows her to drive again, and spend quality time with her grandchildren.

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