The vulnerability of the neck makes it prone to injuries, leading to both acute (short-term) and chronic (long-lasting) pain.
Common culprits include poor posture, repetitive movements that strain the neck (overuse), and traumatic injuries.
Injuries often involve pulling or tearing the muscles and ligaments that support the neck.
Patients suffering from severe neck pain often encounter limited treatment options, such as steroid injections, high doses of pain medications, bracing, and eventually resorting to invasive surgeries.
However, the specialists at California Stem Cell Treatment Center have pioneered alternatives utilizing stem cell injections.
The protocol uses an advanced method of target planning using MRI to identify inflamed or degenerated areas along the cervical spine.
Once these are located, SVF (adipose derived stem cells from your own body) are deployed by laser guided CAT scan or fluoroscopy video targeting to within 1mm of the targets seen on diagnostic MRI.
This is all done as an outpatient and the entire procedure takes approximately 4 hours.
The cervical protocol has shown promising results in treating chronic head and neck pain based on data collected over one thousand patients who have had the procedure.