• Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area
  • Leading RIT provider in the Tampay Bay Area

Headaches and Neck

Prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) is beneficial for longstanding neck injuries diseases and "cervicogenic headaches" or, simply put, headaches that originate from the neck.

Some of the most common treatable conditions are "whiplash" injuries, degenerative disease ("arthritis") of the cervical spine, athletic injuries, and repetitive motion disorders.  Long hours working at a computer may cause chronic structural neck problems with devastating muscle spasms headaches behind the eye or at the back of the head that can be successfully treated with prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy.

Even if degenerative disease is present, prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT) of the ligaments and tendons in the neck can significantly improve the lingering problems.  In the instances when neck discomfort is caused by a disc or nerve injury, patients are referred for microsurgery or intradiscal prolotherapy or Regenerative Injection Therapy. This treatment is performed in conjunction with joint mobilization/manipulation, manipulation under joint anesthesia and exercise therapy.

If you are interested in more details, please visit the library section of this web site to read publications on the subject.

Linetsky F, Miguel R, Torres F, “Treatment of Cervicothoracic Pain and Cervicogenic Headaches with Regenerative Injection Therapy”, Current Pain and Headache Reports, 8:1:41-48, February 2004.

Linetsky F, Derby R., Miguel R, Saberski L, Stanton-Hicks M. “Pain Management with Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT)” Chapter 62 in Weiner’s Pain Management: A Practical Guide for Clinicians
(7th Edition), Mark Boswell and B. Eliot Cole, Editors, 939-966, 2006.

Centeno CJ, Elliott J, Elkins WL, Freeman M.
Fluoroscopically guided cervical prolotherapy for instability with blinded pre and post radiographic reading.
Pain Physician. 2005 Jan;8(1):67-72.

Hooper RA, Frizzell JB, Faris P.
Case series on chronic whiplash related neck pain treated with intraarticular zygapophysial joint regeneration injection therapy.
Pain Physician. 2007 Mar;10(2):313-8.

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