PRP Injection Therapy for Neck Pain
Serving Tomball, Spring, Cypress and NW Houston.
Learn how PRP in many cases can be an excellent alternative to steroids or neck surgery and address the root cause of neck pain quickly and naturally.
It’s no secret that neck pain can impede on our quality of life. The neck serves as a flexible connection between your head and the rest of your body and is therefore highly involved in numerous day to day activities. With greater involvement, however, comes greater susceptibility to injury and wearing down of the joint. Damage to the area and its surrounding tissue can lead to pain, discomfort, and difficulty completing previously effortless tasks.
What if you were told that permanent pain relief and long-term healing were a possibility? Regenerative medicine is gaining increased recognition for its ability to do exactly this. By tackling pain at the source and equipping the body with what it needs to carry out its own natural healing processes, regenerative therapies promote faster, more efficient healing of damaged joints and tissue. Understanding how all of this takes place begins with understanding the many vital structures that make up the neck. Along with the cervical spinal cord and vertebrae, the area is also home to many muscles, ligaments, and vertebral disks that all have an important role when it comes to the health and proper functioning of the neck. Muscles allow multi-directional movement, ligaments provide necessary stability, and vertebral disks act as shock-absorbing assistance. The condition of each of these components determines the overall health of the neck.
When one part loses its vitality, the entire joint becomes weakened, causing unwanted pain and difficulty. Along with normal wear and tear having the capacity to affect the structural integrity of these important components, there are several other factors that can negatively impact the physiological function.
Conditions That Can Cause Neck Pain
While arthritis and neck injury are often the first to come to mind when considering neck pain, there are also several others that can cause chronic pain and loss of function. Below is a list of common neck-related conditions:
- Traumatic Neck Injury
- Muscle Strain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc
- Pinched Nerve
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Cervical Dystonia
- Cervical Spondylosis
- Spinal Stenosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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How PRP Can Help with Neck Pain
That leads us to the big question—what can Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy do to help us find relief? As an alternative to more traditionally used treatment plans such as surgery, medications, and cortisone injections, PRP stands out as a minimally invasive option that reverses damage and rebuilds tissue.
After a blood sample is taken from a patient undergoing treatment, the platelet-rich plasma portion of the blood is separated and injected into the troubled area needing treatment. This rich plasma is noteworthy for its high concentration of healing factors and growth proteins that immediately begin regeneration after reaching the affected area. Once injected, the powerful proteins also signal essential base cells, or stem cells, to rush to the area and begin constructing new, healthier tissue.
This stimulating effect mimics the body’s own natural response to injury and loss, but at a heightened and faster speed. In other words, PRP pumps a troubled joint full of healing cells at a quicker pace and with greater intensity. This allows maximum and quick healing to occur. The platelet-rich plasma can work to regrow lost tissue and repair those components that have undergone damage or wear and tear.
Utilizing PRP as a go-to treatment method allows us to facilitate healing as naturally and non-invasively as possible. The procedure can treat a variety of conditions and is making strides as a reliable, effective form of treatment for joint pain.
Symptoms Associated with Conditions of the Neck and Neck Injury
Though symptoms may present themselves differently for each patient, chronic pain and discomfort in the neck are reliable indicators of weakness or injury in the area. Below is a list of common symptoms related to conditions of the neck and neck injury:
- Sharp Shooting Pain
- Aching of the Neck
- Referred Pain
- Facial Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Limited Range of Motion
- Loss of Function
- Regular Headaches
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have been diagnosed with a neck-related condition or injury, contact New You today to discuss treatment plans and to take your first step towards long-term healing. Once you enter the New You Stem Cell Center in Tomball, Texas, you will be greeted by an enthusiastic staff that stays ready to assist each patient.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is a procedure that we continue to turn to for its ability to reverse the effects of damaged joints. The treatment satisfies our patients time and time again with its ability to target pain at the source. If you think you’re a good candidate for this stem cell activation procedure, join us for a free consultation during which we will answer all your questions and assess your needs.
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