Regenerative Medicine Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of conditions and tissue damage. Arthritis, tendonitis, nerve irritation and injuries to the shoulder components can result in acute or chronic pain. In some cases, shoulder pain and function can be improved with biological agents that stimulate tissue repair and healing. Our pain and orthopedic specialists at DOCS Health offer regenerative medicine treatments for shoulder pain at our medical center in Beverly Hills.
Regenerative medicine uses substances that stimulate healing and repair of the tissue. Many of these substances are derived from the body, harvested from the patient needing treatment. For shoulder pain, stem cells or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be recommended to aid in healing damaged tissues from injury or disease. Stem cell or PRP injections can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to relieve shoulder pain and restore better function.
What Is PRP Shoulder Treatment?
PRP is derived from the blood of the patient. A small amount of blood is harvested and sent through a centrifuge to filter out the platelets. This condensed plasma contains platelets and growth factors that stimulate tissue healing and repair. Once it is purified, it can be injected into the shoulder to aid in regeneration of damaged tissue, such as a rotator cuff tear.
What Is Stem Cell Shoulder Treatment?
Another regenerative medicine option for relieving shoulder pain is stem cell treatment. Stem cells can be harvested from the patient and injected into the shoulder to help improve healing and tissue repair. Stem cell injections are safe, without risk of rejection since they are autologous (derived from the patient). Stem cell treatment can be beneficial for many types of shoulder injuries to speed tissue repair and recovery.
Regenerative medicine is constantly evolving and improving. At DOCS Health, we are also consistently updating our treatments and pain management procedures to incorporate new and innovative options for our patients. If you have shoulder pain or you are recovering from an injury, regenerative medicine treatment for shoulder pain may be an option. Contact us at our medical center in Los Angeles to schedule a shoulder consultation to learn more.