Do you have chronic shoulder pain? The discomfort can prevent you from sleeping, working or simply enjoying life. Treatments for shoulder injuries or diseases typically involve surgery with long recoveries. Stem cell therapy can be a minimally invasive alternative solution to regenerate damaged tissue. Here is everything you need to know about how stem cell therapy works for shoulder pain.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
The most common causes of shoulder pain involve injuries or degenerative diseases. Chronic pain can be from bone spurs, tendon tears, arthritis, rotator cuff tears and AC joint issues. Grinding, clicking or cracking noises can be signs of significant damage. If you notice these signs, you may want to consider consulting an orthopedic surgeon about stem cell therapy or surgery.
You should seek immediate medical attention if your shoulder pain is caused by an injury or you have chest tightness or difficulty breathing. Mild shoulder pain may be relieved with over-the-counter medication, rest and ice packs. If you notice swelling or redness around the shoulder joint, schedule a doctor’s visit as soon as possible.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
Stem cell therapy is an outpatient procedure for relieving chronic shoulder pain. This effective treatment has minimal downsides and risks. The stem cells are extracted, cleaned and cultivated from the patient’s bone marrow and injected into the targeted area. You can start experiencing results within a month. Relief continues to improve over the course of eight months.
Combining physical therapy with stem cell therapy can help enhance your results. The doctor will give you specific instructions after the procedure to help speed your recovery. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may need additional stem cell injections over time.
Relieve Shoulder Pain with Stem Cell Therapy Today
Stem cell therapy can be a highly effective treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain. To determine if you are an ideal candidate, you will need to set up a consultation with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Steven Struhl is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and knee injuries and conditions. During your consultation, Dr. Struhl can perform a comprehensive exam and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Call Regenerative Orthopaedics to request a consultation today.