Neck pain is one of the most common and debilitating conditions anyone can endure. Reported by over 20% of people in The United States it is a major roadblock to enjoying life to its fullest. Neck pain can be caused by several different things such as injury or trauma, muscle strain, and spinal disease.

All these things can irritate sensitive nerve roots causing inflammation and pain. Finding yourself in this condition can leave you out of commission without warning!

No matter the cause, it can make life simply miserable. Neck pain can even be accompanied by a tingling sensation or weakness that can travel down the arms. We know that you’ve probably tried everything to alleviate your life altering symptoms pain. Maybe your doctor has even recommended surgical procedures such as micro-discectomy or laminectomy. If you’re trying to avoid surgery at all costs, you’re not alone. And if you’re looking for treatment options that don’t involve surgery then you’ve come to the right place.

Before We Discuss How Ortho-biologics Cellular Therapy Can Help Treat Your Neck Pain, Let1s Take a Look at the Neck’s Anatomy:

The neck, otherwise known as the cervical spine, is made up of seven vertebral segments. The cervical spine houses bones, ligaments, nerves, and muscles that all work together to create movement and receive signals that allow us to do things such as feel and swallow.

This area of the spine also houses the spinal cord that allows messages to travel from the brain down to the rest of the body. It also allows the head and neck to move in all directions. As you can see it is a very important part of our anatomy and should be treated with great care! It is easy to see how chronic neck pain can negatively affect every aspect of one’s life.

The cervical spine also facilitates the flow of blood to the brain, supports the head and its movement, and protects the delicate tissues of the spinal cord. With so many important structures in such a small space, it is important to treat the neck with care!

The Traditional Approach to Treating Chronic Neck Pain:

For those suffering from chronic neck pain surgical intervention to relieve pain is typically done for several reasons which include:

  1. To decompress the spinal cord
  2. To decompress a pinched nerve root by removing a damaged structure such as a disk or piece of bone
  3. To stabilize the cervical spine

Physical assessment and diagnostic imaging are used in combination to assess the exact cause of the pain and surgery typically follows. The downside to this is that additional weaknesses are created with any structural change in the body. This eventually leads to more and more surgery that increases in severity. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this! Here at Ortho-biologics Tampa, we are on the cutting-edge of medical technology, offering you new ways to help heal the actual cause of your neck pain and not just cut things off or out.

Two of the most common surgical procedures for neck pain are micro discectomy and laminectomy. A micro-discectomy is typically performed for a herniated disk. During the procedure, a small part of the herniated disc is removed to relieve pressure off of a nerve root.

In a surgical laminectomy, the lamina, or the bone that coverers the spinal canal, is removed in order to take pressure off the nerves of the neck. These surgeries can even lead to another more complicated surgery called an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, which is a procedure that removes the entire soft disk between your spinal vertebrae and fuses the top and bottom vertebrae together.

Surgery, while extremely common, is not without very serious risks such as:

  • Weakness of the limbs
  • Lingering tingling sensation
  • Dural leak
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Further nerve root damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Further surgeries
  • Greatly limited range of motion- Painful and lengthy recovery that may take up to a year

How Does Cellular Therapy Work to Treat Chronic Neck Pain?

Stem cells are the body’s natural healers. When there is an injury in the body, its first response is to send platelet cells to aid in the healing process. These platelet cells help repair and restore the damaged area. They also assist in the activation and attraction of stem cells, which also help the injury repair itself. Therefore, once stem cells and PRP (platelet rich plasma) are injected into the area of the neck where there are worn, inflamed, or damaged tissues, they will begin a healing cascade that greatly reduces pain while increasing the natural ability of the body to heal itself.

What’s so amazing about platelets and stem cells is their ability to signal your body’s own healing and help facilitate the growth of new healthy tissues. This helps to reduce inflammation and long-term pain by getting at the root cause… the damage. At Ortho-biologics Tampa, we always use cells from your own body and never ones that have been donated. This is done using a simple blood draw and aspiration process at our office in one visit. Your blood will be put in a device that separates the different types of cells and the aspirate is activated to ensure viability of your stem cells. This allows us to then inject the platelet-rich plasma and stem cells directly where it is needed most – your injury.

The Benefits of Cellular Therapy to Treat Chronic Neck Pain Include:

  • Very little downtime
  • In-office treatment – there is no need to go to a separate facility for your procedure
  • Results that create a healing response in your body (not just cut something out)
  • A decrease in over the counter and prescription pain medication
  • Delaying or avoiding surgery altogether
  • Treatment only takes about an hour
  • Reduced inflammation that allows pressure to subside from structures such as the nerve root
  • Relaxation of the surrounding muscles that have been working to compensate for the injury

If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, we are offering the latest in technological and procedural advancements when it comes to PRP Therapy treatment. After your PRP injection, you should notice a gradual reduction of symptoms over a period of a few weeks. This procedure is safe, quick, and relatively painless. You’ll be back on your feet in as little as 24 hours.

Call us at 877-381-4200 to schedule an appointment and let us help you end your chronic neck pain.