PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain in Los Angeles


Nearly 15 percent of all Americans have issues with neck pain.

If you’re one of them, it’s safe to assume you just want relief. Chronic neck pain is usually related to worn cervical spine (neck) discs or inflamed soft tissues that are irritating sensitive nerve roots. While surgery is often the recommended solution, you may achieve similar results by considering PRP and stem cell therapy for neck pain in Los Angeles.

How Does PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain in Los Angeles Work?

Stem cells are undefined cells that have the unique power to transform into whatever type of cell the body needs. When used to treat neck pain, these special cells help tissues in the neck heal by helping with the process of new cell production and healthy tissue growth. Platelets are tiny blood cells that also help with the tissue healing and regeneration process because they contain beneficial proteins called growth factors. With PRP and stem cell therapy for neck pain in Los Angeles, stem cells are collected and specially prepared into an injectable mixture. This is also what happens with platelet-rich plasma injections.

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Stem cells are harvested (collected) from either fat tissue (adipose tissue) in your hips or back or from your bone marrow. With PRP injections, a blood sample is taken. With both therapies, the collected materials are spun at high speeds in a laboratory to produce the mixture that will be used for treatment.

What Happens During Treatment?

The specially prepared mixture will be injected into the affected area of your neck during treatment. A local anesthetic is sometimes used to ease any discomfort from the injection. A live X-ray (fluoroscopy) or an ultrasound scan is sometimes used as well for guidance to ensure that the injection or is directed into the correct location.

How Might You Benefit from Stem Cell and/or PRP Therapy for Neck Pain?

Once stem cells or concentrated blood components are injected into the area of your neck where there are damaged or worn tissues, they will contribute to the development of new tissue. Over the next several weeks, you should notice a gradual reduction in discomfort as your neck tissues heal. There may be a slight uptick in pain as the local anesthetic wears off. However, the injected mixture usually starts to produce noticeable results 3-4 weeks after treatment. Benefits commonly associated with PRP and stem cell therapy for neck pain in Los Angeles include:

  • Little or no downtime following treatment
  • The possibility of delaying or avoiding surgery
  • Results that are long-lasting and not just temporary since the source of your neck pain is treated, not just the symptoms
  • Less reliance of medication for neck pain that could have serious side effects associated with long-term use

PRP and stem cell therapy for neck pain in Los Angeles could potentially benefit anyone with neck pain that’s not responding well to physical therapy, medication, and other more traditional treatments. However, it’s best to get started with an initial examination to determine if stem cell or PRP therapy is right for your particular source of neck-related discomfort.