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Neck arthritis can deter you from moving your neck normally, disrupt your life, and limit the activities you enjoy. When the neck is uninjured and stable, it moves and functions normally. But an injury to the ligaments changes this whole dynamic because it causes the cervical spine to become unstable. Left untreated, the instability will lead to the development of arthritis, and the sufferer will eventually seek an arthritis neck treatment.

As a Chiropractor (although I do not practice it anymore), I understand that chiropractic care can provide significant relief and do a fantastic job at bringing relief from neck pain and symptoms.

However, when injured ligaments are the source of the problem, causing a cycle of instability in the neck or cervical spine, a treatment focused on repairing these ligaments may need to be sought. Regenerative Orthopedics is a treatment that repairs and strengthens injured ligaments and resolves many of these symptoms.

Regenerative Orthopedics As An Arthritis Neck Treatment

Neck arthritis is often due to neck instability. Neck or cervical instability occurs after an injury to  the ligaments of the neck transpires. Since the ligaments are the primary structures that stabilize joints, they are especially vulnerable when trauma occurs.

An unstable cervical spine cannot provide adequate support to function properly. The instability creates a cycle of imbalance between the different neck structures causing too much movement of the neighboring vertebrae. And that stresses the ligaments that support the vertebrae even more. It also puts undue pressure on the nerve endings within those structures. The result is neck pain and other symptoms.

Regenerative Orthopedics is a great solution to the puzzle of neck pain caused by cervical instability. and the eventual neck arthritis that develops as a result. Stem Cell Therapy, PRP, and Prolotherapy are regenerative therapies that repair the injured ligaments at the core of the problem. These regenerative injection therapies tighten, repair, and regenerate the ligaments involved in neck (cervical) instability. By strengthening the injured ligaments, the arthritis cycle is slowed down.

Symptoms of Cervical Instability and Neck Arthritis

The body will respond to neck instability by trying to stabilize the neck. At first, muscles will spasm, and in time, the body will create bone spurs to stabilize the neck. That result is arthritis. Besides neck pain, other symptoms might include headache, arm numbness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

Cervical instability can also affect the nerves and blood supply that travel up to the brain, manifesting as other concerning symptoms such as hearing, vision, speaking, and vertigo.

Time Hunched Over Smartphones Can Add to the Neck Arthritis Problem

Many people suffer from symptoms of neck arthritis, but they don’t know the reason behind the symptoms. One possible causative factor is the amount of time we spend hunched over smartphones and devices! In this position, we are stretching our neck ligaments and changing our spinal curves. Even children are losing the normal curve of the cervical spine. This position places incredible stress on the neck ligaments and exacerbates the problem of neck instability and neck arthritis. (1)

Arthritis Neck Treatment Options

As noted earlier, chiropractors can provide significant relief from neck pain and symptoms. But when adjustments are not holding, and symptoms continue, cervical instability from ligament injury may be an underlying cause of the discomfort. Regenerative Orthopedics is a safe, non-surgical option that brings stability to the neck and its structures, improving function, and eliminating pain.

Does Regenerative Orthopedics work? One research team demonstrated that Regenerative Orthopedics, specifically Prolotherapy, met the expectations of 95% of patients in regards to pain relief and functionality. (2)

Regenerative Orthopedics is a beneficial and effective non-surgical arthritis neck treatment option for those suffering from this life-altering condition. 


  • David D, Giannini C, Chiarelli F, Mohn A. Text neck syndrome in children and adolescents. International journal of environmental research and public health. 2021 Feb;18(4):1565.
  • Hauser RA, Steilen D, Gordin K. The Biology of Prolotherapy and Its Application in Clinical Cervical Spine Instability and Chronic Neck Pain: A Retrospective Study. European Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2015 Jun 16;3(4):85.