Neck pain commonly results from facet arthropathy (a type of arthritis) or degenerative disk disease of the cervical spine. Disk problems are not always amenable to regenerative therapy, patient selection plays a larger role in outcomes. Spine pain due to arthritis of the facet joints (small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae) is better suited for regenerative therapy.
Neck Arthritis and Spine Disease at OC Regenerative Medicine
OC Regenerative Medicine uses a neck arthritis and spine disease protocol with the goal of anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors) providing relief. Treatment is targeted to the area of inflammation by using contrast enhanced MRI. The planning MRI allows precise targeted delivery of the SVF using image guided injection. This is outpatient takes approximately 3 hours including SVF harvesting and procurement. Ultrasound is used in targeting and deployment at OC Regenerative Medicine like no other center in the world for deploying SVF into necks meaning the entire procedure can be accomplished without the use of ionizing radiation.