Is a sore shoulder keeping you from enjoying the things you like to do? Whether you have been in a car accident, were injured in the workplace, have arthritis, or aren’t even sure why your shoulder hurts, we can help. Our doctors will examine your shoulder, offer or confirm a diagnosis, and recommend a treatment plan to get you back into the swing of things.
The anatomy of the shoulder includes three major bones: the clavicle (collarbone), the scapula (shoulder blade), and the humerus (upper arm bone). The shoulder “socket” that your arm bone fits into is called the glenoid. Tendons and muscles inside the glenoid keep your arm bone centered in the shoulder. These tissues combine into what’s called the rotator cuff. This interrelated system is naturally quite sturdy, but when something throws it off, it can be difficult to recover without intervention. Some of the more frequent causes of shoulder pain include:
- Tendon tears or tendonitis
- Adhesive capsulitis or “frozen shoulder”
- Rotator cuff injury
- Labral tear
- Shoulder impingement
- Dislocated shoulder
- Fractured collarbone
- Shoulder instability
Our all-natural pain relief treatments are effective for all of these conditions and more.
Shoulder Pain Relief
Before our doctors can recommend the most appropriate form of treatment, a thorough exam must take place to diagnose or verify the cause of your shoulder pain. Our doctors are thorough and will test for strength and range of movement and check for any apparent abnormalities, such as inflammation, swelling, or malformation. Depending on your condition, the doctor may recommend one or more of the treatment options provided at our clinic.
Shoulder Pain Treatment
Regenerative medicine offers superior pain relief for shoulder problems. Both of our most popular regenerative treatments—platelet-rich plasma and stem cells—are minimally invasive injectables that cause only slight discomfort and often provide immediate pain relief.
The concentrated growth factors and cytokines found in platelets enhance the body’s innate ability to repair damaged tissue. This makes platelet-rich plasma highly adept at relieving shoulder pain. Platelet-rich plasma is prepared from a sample of the patient’s blood. We further concentrate the platelets so that when they are injected into the damaged shoulder tissue, they supply growth factors to the painful muscle, bone, or other tissues in need of a healing boost.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment costs less than stem cell treatment but can be as effective in many cases. One of the reasons for the lower cost is that the injection is made from the patient’s own blood, rather than donor tissue. We prepare the injection here in our clinic.
Cell therapy continues to gain popularity as its incredible regenerative effect helps more and more people get back to living pain-free lives.
Stem cell treatment is highly effective for shoulder pain. The high-quality Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells come from carefully screened donors at the time of a scheduled cesarean section. When these vibrant young stem cells get to work on your injured shoulder tissues, their incredible regenerative power speeds up healing.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections treat the muscles of the shoulder. The doctor administers a shot of sarapin (a natural, plant-based anti-inflammatory) directly into the muscle at the precise spot of a trigger point or muscle knot that’s causing your shoulder pain. Sarapin attracts blood flow and fluids to the site, relaxing the muscle and easing the pain in your shoulder.
In many cases, chiropractic adjustments are all that’s needed to address a shoulder problem. The doctor’s gentle technique corrects spinal misalignment, which frequently affects the shoulder. A chiropractic adjustment can have far-reaching effects, restoring balance to the whole body.
Don’t let shoulder problems interfere with your life. Our all-natural pain relief therapies will help you get back to doing all the things you love to do, pain-free! For effective and long lasting relief for shoulder pain in Orlando, Lake Mary, Longwood, Winter Park or any nearby city in Central Florida, call our medical clinic today at (407) 774-6800 for a complimentary consultation.