adult stem cells for whiplash treatment

Adult Stem Cells for Whiplash – the Ultimate Treatment

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

ThriveMD stays at the forefront of the latest research in order to offer the most effective, longest lasting treatment options available to help heal Colorado’s active population. Stem cell therapy to treat whiplash injuries is an excellent example. The minimally invasive treatment leverages the body’s own ability to regenerate damaged tissue and yields promising back pain relief results.

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What Happens In a Whiplash Injury

Whiplash is an injury that takes place when a sudden deceleration accident causes the head to be thrown forward followed by the head rebounding backwards. This is common in car accidents or ski injuries. This type of injury is also referred to as a flexion extension injury. We most typically relate these injuries to auto accidents, but they can just as easily take place in a sports injury or fall.

When the neck is hyperextended, sudden damage to the ligaments and soft tissues are the first areas damaged during the injury. If the head is thrown back with enough force, the joints in the back of the neck can be traumatized. These joints are called the cervical facet joints. The facet joints, just like knees and hips, are protected by a cartilaginous surface. This damage can initiate progressive arthritis.

Conservative Treatments of Severe Whiplash Cases

If the pain does not resolve with conservative treatments such as ice, rest, and massage, more aggressive therapy may be necessary. In the past, the use of steroid injections into the joints was the next course of therapy. Unfortunately, repeated use of steroid medications into the joint can worsen ongoing damage and cause progression of arthritis.

Stem Cells for Whiplash Injuries – the Modern Alternative

New treatment options are revolutionizing the way whiplash patients are recovering from this potentially life-altering injury. Adult stem cells are now being utilized to treat the painful facet damage. This minimally invasive treatment takes advantage of your body’s own stem cells – which have the possibility to reduce inflammation, stop the ongoing joint degeneration and help rebuild healthy cartilage inside the joint.

Because the cells are harvested from the patients own stem cell reservoirs, there is no risk of disease transmission or rejection. These cells can be harvested from bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. The richest source of these cells, yielding the largest and most powerful cell counts, is found in the fatty tissue.

What Happens after Treatment with Stem Cells for Whiplash

Patients have reported significant long-term improvement that had not previously been achieved with other types of treatment. Early intervention with stem cells for whiplash often shortens recovery time and allows patients to quickly return to their normal activities.

*Individual patient results may vary. Contact us today to find out if stem cell therapy may be able to help you.

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If you believe you or someone you care about could be a candidate for stem cell therapy for whiplash, please contact us today.

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John Beeman
John Beeman
23:05 08 Jan 17
I just wanted to give an update regarding the stem cell procedure performed by Dr. Brandt at Thrive about 3 years ago. My range of motion continues to improve--remarkable at 64.I skied 150k in 5 days last week and never iced my knee once. I can't remember skiing that many feet w/out having to ice in the last 20 years. The knee treated has been without an acl since I was 18 and is pretty severely arthritic,but I am getting better performance now than I have in recent memory. Thank you, Dr. Brandt!!
Laurel Wilkerson
Laurel Wilkerson
21:22 08 Aug 16
Great job by the Thrive MD team in Edwards. With a torn achilles tendon, I was really opposed to surgery. When I discovered Dr. Brandt and team, I was thrilled. They are most professional and explained every step of the process and procedure for treatment options. I am on the road to recovery, and I am so thankful to have discovered Thrive. Before you let an orthopedic doc operate, take the time to explore and discuss stem cell therapy. Thrive MD made the process easy and convenient. Thanks! One year later update - ankle is doing great. Skied 52 days in 2015-16. Hiking, biking and all are no problem. Great team of caring people who know their business.
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris
15:59 02 Jan 17
After struggling with an Achilles injury for 1 1/2 years and trying everything to heal it - steroid, physical therapy, wearing a boot, no activity, stretching, etc - I decided to have stem cell therapy at Thrive.md. It was a short procedure and an afternoon of post op recovery, which after 6-8 weeks, resulted in a full recovery from my injury. This seemed to finally stimulate blood flow and healing to an injury I had resigned myself to having forever. I highly recommend this procedure for tendon injuries like this one.
John Reilly
John Reilly
13:44 04 Nov 16
I saw Dr Brandt on 8/8/16 for a lower back stem cell injection. From the injection, I got a serious infection in my lower spine. As a result, I spent 2 days in the Vail hospital and have been on daily IV antibiotics for the past 8 weeks. A few weeks after the injection, I started feeling increased pain which was a different pain than before my injection. It was much sharper and a shooting pain. I communicated this information to Dr Brandt and his staff. There only response and treatment was stronger pain meds. oral and injected steroids (the worst thing to do when an infection is present). The pain became so intense and debilitating, I finally made an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. Their team quickly discovered from listening to my symptoms and reviewing a new MRI that I had an infection. I also discovered from a search on DORA that over the past 13 years Dr Brandt's has a history of incidents with the DORA which regulates medical professionals. Over this time, his license was suspended for a period of time and is he currently practicing on probation through 2019. At one point, the AG said he was unfit to practice medicine.
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
Zvezdomir Zamfirov
03:55 14 Nov 16
I am a pain management physician myself. I am 52, and physically very active. I still play soccer competitively. Six months ago I suffered a hip injury with a labrum tear. Due to the pre-existing wear and tear, the only conventional treatment, which was offered to me was total hip replacement. I wanted to remain physically active and continue to play sports, so I decided that this is not the best option for me. I choose instead to try stem-cell therapy. Ten days ago I had my procedure done by Dr. Brandt, and since then I have nothing but positive things to say about him and his practice. Everyone in his office was extremely welcoming and put me at ease and comfort about my procedure. The procedure went very smooth. And I did not have ANY post procedure pain or discomfort. I had no need for any pain medication. I was back to work seeing patients on the 2nd day after the procedure. My hip already feels noticeably better. I have the second procedure scheduled in four weeks, and I am confident that in another 3-4 weeks I'll be back playing soccer again. Thank you, Dr. Brandt and team for taking such excellent care of me.
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