29 Jul Surgical Alternatives for Cervical Spine Pain
Cervical spine pain is more commonly known as neck pain. The cervical spine is made up of various nerves, joints, bones, and muscles which allow for mobility and support of the head. While most of the time these parts work together flawlessly, there are times when they do not. During these times, a person may experience a great deal of pain that negatively affects their quality of life. There are a variety of different conditions that can lead to cervical spine pain. While there are treatments available, many people go through a plethora of treatments before finding one that works for their symptoms.
Most neck pain will go away within a few days. However, neck pain that persists can become a serious problem and needs to be addressed before it worsens. Some neck pain is minor and may feel like more of a nuisance while other neck pain is severe and disabling. The type of neck pain a patient is experiencing can give physicians an idea of the cause of the pain. Neck pain is an extremely common complaint and can be caused by anything from poor posture to osteoarthritis to a pinched nerve. While the causes may be different, the symptoms tend to be similar.
Common symptoms of cervical spine pain include pain that worsens with holding your head in the same position for a long period of time, muscle spasms and tightness, lessened mobility of the head, and chronic headaches. These symptoms may present with varying severity depending on the cause of your neck pain. Everything from worn-down joints, nerve injury, or disease can lead to cervical spine pain. The most common treatments include medication, physical therapy, steroid injection, or surgery. Unfortunately, many of these treatments are a hit or miss and come with a significant amount of risks. As a result, many people that suffer from cervical spine pain tend to forego treatment altogether and learn to live with the pain. However, this leads to a decreased quality of life.
Fortunately, stem cell therapy offers a non-surgical alternative for those suffering from cervical spine pain. Stem cell therapy allows stem cells to be injected into the cervical spine, repair damaged tissue in the neck, and thus, reduce the amount of pain a patient feels on a day to day basis. Stem cell therapy addresses the underlying problem with minimal risk instead of covering up the problem as in the case with medication or putting the patient at risk as in surgery.
Thanks to the advances in medicine, patients who suffer from neck pain, whether mild or severe, now have a new alternative treatment. Stem cell therapy is a game-changer for those suffering from neck pain and can greatly increase their quality of life without putting them in harm’s way. It is also unique in that most patients benefit from a single round of stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy harnesses the body’s natural healing powers to address the underlying causes of pain, and help patients move towards a pain-free life.