We're often asked how to relieve shoulder pain? The answer to that question depends on the source and severity of the pain. Do you have a rotator cuff injury, or torn labrum? Is your pain simply from overuse or sleeping in an awkward position? The first step is for us to do a thorough shoulder pain diagnosis.
Ask us about alternatives to rotator cuff surgery and other surgeries for shoulder injuries. We treat shoulder pain and injury without surgery or addictive painkillers.
Shoulder Pain Relief
To determine the most appropriate treatment, we will perform a thorough examination of your shoulder and investigate any swelling, inflammation, or abnormalities. Our doctor will also test your shoulder for strength and range of motion.
Certain shoulder conditions can be difficult to recover from without proper intervention. Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend a regenerative treatment to help your body heal a tear or damaged tissue, chiropractic care, or a number of other options.
A pinched nerve is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain, but there are a number of other common causes as well. Typical conditions include rotator cuff injury, labral tear, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder impingement, arthritis, and bursitis.
Treatments for Shoulder Injuries
Trigger point injections are an effective treatment for shoulder pain involving muscular pain. Our doctor will identify the muscle’s precise trigger point responsible for the pain and inject a plant-based anti-inflammatory called sarapin directly into the trigger point. The sarapin soothes inflammation and allows the muscle to relax, resulting in rapid pain relief.
Laser therapy is another effective treatment for certain shoulder injuries. The laser directs a specific wavelength of light into the affected area of the shoulder, where it stimulates blood flow to help promote the natural healing process.
Regenerative therapy introduces natural growth factors and young healing components from the umbilical cords of newborns into the affected shoulder tissue.
The growth factors and healing components can help rebuild or replace any type of shoulder tissue including muscle, cartilage, connective tissue, and bone.
When this treatment of natural growth factors, cytokines, proteins, collagen and more is injected into your shoulder, the components of the treatment have an immediate effect on inflammation and then begin to enhance your natural ability to regenerate damaged tissue.
Platelet-rich plasma works in a similar manner to regenerative injections. Platelets stimulate the body’s natural healing power, as they contain cytokines and growth factors. The injection is prepared by separating the platelets from a small sample of your blood, drawn by the medical technician during your appointment. The platelet-rich plasma is then injected into your shoulder. Platelet-rich plasma is often an effective stand-alone treatment, but it is also frequently combined with regenerative injections as part of a customized treatment plan.
If you or a loved one are suffering with shoulder pain call us. We will answer all of your questions and help you make an informed decision on a treatment plan that’s right for you.