Stem Cell Therapy 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 by Board-Certified Naturopathic Medical Doctor and pain expert Dylan W. Krueger, NMD.
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 Therapy Neck Pain Relief
Stem Cell Therapy is a new and highly effective treatment option in primary care and orthopedic medicine for various types of pain. Research is rapidly developing and progressing in the stem cell and regenerative medicine fields. New studies are continually showing vast regenerative properties that can contribute to cartilage, tendon, ligament, and bone regrowth. World class athletes have taken advantage of these breakthroughs such as Peyton Manning, Tony Romo, Adrian Peterson, Rafael Nadal, and UFC Champion Daniel Cormier. The process works by injecting Stem Cells mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) into the site of pain or injury. The most common sites being the knee joint, shoulder, low back, elbow and foot. The immune system response primes the site for repair, while new Stem Cells and growth factors flow into the treatment area and trigger a healing cascade (inflammation, proliferation, remodeling).
Depending on where the Stem Cells are injected (knee, back, shoulder) they can recruit cells to differentiate into either cartilage, tendon, ligament or other connective tissue. This unique feature allows them to repair the damaged tissue they are placed in, with the growth factors released from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) speeding up the recovery time and healing. After the Stem Cells have differentiated and healed the damaged area, function and pain reduction follow as structural integrity is restored to the joint and surrounding tissue.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
- Pain Relief
- Safe / Effective
- Quick Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
- Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your own Cells and Natural Growth Factors
Stem Cell Therapy Neck Pain Relief: Case Study
Nancy Jones (fictional name) is a 34 year old female who presented to my Gilbert / Chandler, AZ clinic 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. I completed a medical intake with Nancy, reviewed her MRI, and did orthopedic physical examinations in office.
My assessment was:
- Neck Muscle Stiffness
- Decreased Cervical Range of Motion
- Pain 4/10 (subjective)
- Cervical Ligament Laxity
- Full Muscle Strength
After reviewing her case and completing appropriate physical exams, I decided Nancy was a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. We began by treating and strengthening the ligaments of her neck as well as the joints of the cervical spine. Nancy tolerated the treatment well with minimal pain and bleeding. I also started her on an anti-inflammatory diet, and supplements that supported inflammation and muscle relaxation.
We followed up with Nancy after 3 weeks and then completed a platelet rich plasma treatment to the same injured areas. After another 3 weeks, I checked back in with Nancy 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 her at our Gilbert / Chandler, AZ clinic and for allowing her to resume teaching pain free.
Stem Cell Therapy 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. Nancy had been dealing with neck pain for 9 months and was out of insurance provided medical care from her auto accident. Stem Cell injections with PRP help the neck ligaments regenerate and treat the root cause of whiplash injuries (ligament laxity). Cartilage, tendons, and ligaments are strengthened and healed, which reduces pain and increases range of motion of the cervical spine. Stem Cell Therapy should be considered as an alternative to continued Chiropractic care and Physical Therapy. From my experiences, regenerative injections are 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 Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Naturopathic pain management, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our Gilbert/Chandler/Mesa location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.