Yesterday I had the opportunity to present a lecture on Alar and Transverse Ligament Injuries to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) at their Blockbuster 2020 meeting in Denver Colorado. The CTLA is the largest specialty bar association in the state. Its members are committed to the protection and advancement of individual rights and to the advancement of trial advocacy skills.
Neck injuries can be debilitating. Injuries to the two ligaments that hold your head onto your cervical spine are referred to as Cranial Cervical Instability (CCI) and can be devastating. My lecture discussed the common symptoms of Cranial Cervical Instability, how it is diagnosed and treated. Prior to 2015, the only treatment options were medical management or fusion of the head to the upper neck which was extensive surgery, associated with significant risks and left patients with very limited neck range of motion.
A nonsurgical treatment was pioneered at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic where stem cells are injected through a needle into the damaged ligaments. The procedure is called the Percutaneous Implantation of Cervical Ligaments (PICL) and is performed exclusively at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. It offers patients with CCI a nonsurgical treatment option without the significant surgical risks or resultant severe restriction in range of motion.
To learn more about this groundbreaking treatment please click on the video below.