Neck pain can be excruciating to live with, and it can become highly limiting and exhausting and even interfere with day-to-day life. Using regenerative cell therapy for neck pain can offer patients a chance at a hopeful outcome, even when traditional methods have failed.
The unique approach of regenerative cell therapy to healthcare attempts to stimulate the body’s natural healing until it goes into overdrive, potentially regenerating or rejuvenating the underlying cause of your pain.
Cell therapy can expedite or assist with recovery for people who have experienced an unsuccessful neck surgery. Regenerative cell research in treating pain in other body areas shows potential, which could also apply to certain types of neck pain.
What causes neck pain?
Many people can trace back a specific incident as the cause of their neck pain. Perhaps it was an injury, accident, or the onset of a condition. Regardless of the source, it can be a significant concern and potentially interfere with almost every aspect of daily life. Before a severe neck injury, most people don’t realize how great a singular incident can impact their lives.
Thankfully, there are potential solutions, even when traditional treatment methods have failed.
How to treat chronic neck pain
While there are many conventional treatment methods, and you should consult a healthcare specialist, regenerative medicine shows great potential for treating chronic pain. Since regenerative medicine focuses on stimulating your body’s regenerative processes, it holds the potential to repair, regenerate, and renew damaged or compromised tissues that could be the underlying cause of your pain.
Specific stretches, exercises, and diet changes could help your recovery. Your regenerative medicine doctor should thoroughly discuss your unique circumstances before agreeing on a treatment plan or pain management because different issues require different treatments. Remember, no treatment is truly one size fits all, so expect varied approaches that cater to your specific situation.
What is regenerative cell therapy?
Recently, it has blown up in popularity, and cell therapy has become a common topic of discussion in North America. People from the United States and Canada wonder, “What is cell therapy, and how does it work?”
Thankfully, you can answer this complex question because, like the rest of regenerative medicine, cell therapy uses your body’s natural healing processes to regenerate damaged and compromised tissues. Depending on the issue and treatment, this may include regenerating bone, skin, muscle, nerves, or other tissue. In human and animal clinical trials, researchers study experimental techniques that may even grow perfectly functional organs from your cells to replace living human organs. How incredible is that?
While regenerative medicine is a young field, research is constantly underway to discover more about different therapies’ safety, efficacy, and potential uses. Searching “stem cell” on clinicaltrials.gov pulls up over 7,300 clinical trials in varying stages of completion at the time of this writing. Searching “stem cell” on pubmed.gov, the open-access public website hosted by the US government that features scholarly articles about medical subjects, returns over 398,000 articles.
That’s a lot of research related to cellular technologies in regenerative medicine! It can be challenging to know what information is useful and what isn’t, so we provide patients with some of the best information available about regenerative medicine. With the experimental nature of many stem cell treatments, it’s essential that your treatment is as effective as possible, and that all begins with understanding your options.
What are the potential benefits of cellular therapy for neck pain?
Since cell therapy can help your body regenerate itself, it can directly or indirectly reduce your pain and symptoms.
Many patients have reported an increased range of motion or reduced pain following cellular therapy treatments, which may also stimulate an anti-inflammatory response in areas of the body.
Other patients report increased energy and alertness, though they should know that this is anecdotal and may result from reduced pain.
Cellular therapy could potentially help patients:
- Feel less pain.
- Have more mobility.
- Recover more quickly, getting you back to what you love faster.
- Be less fatigued – neck pain can be exhausting!
- Feel happier – pain can put a damper on your mood.
- Have another chance at treatment when other options have failed.
- Bring hope because sometimes it’s hard to keep your chin up when in pain.
What are the potential risks of cellular therapy?
Since cellular therapy is a new field of medicine, there is a certain degree of unknowns. However, many of the currently published studies have identified few safety risks. Some patients may not benefit from stem cell therapy, and the treatment cannot guarantee results. However, for patients with few other options, cellular therapy may represent a bold new choice that could help them on their path to recovery.
What other things could cellular therapy potentially treat?
Cellular therapy can potentially treat many illnesses, injuries, and conditions, although more research is needed.
Since it can repair and generate bone, muscle, tendons, blood, nerve cells, and more, we can’t wait to see what the future brings. If you have questions about cellular therapy, please check out our FAQs or contact us.
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