Shoulder Pain

Avoid Shoulder Surgery: Consider the Regenerative Alternative

Why Surgery Should Always Be Your Last Treatment Option

Shoulder pain is a very common problem, whether it’s from an acute injury, such as a rotator cuff tear, or osteoarthritis due to aging and the degenerative process.

Unfortunately, surgery is commonly presented as the only option to patients by their doctors, even when studies have shown that many of these surgeries produce no benefit or are minimally effective for treating the condition. Often, physical therapy alone produces equal outcomes when compared with common surgeries.

While there certainly are times when surgery is required, regenerative treatments are quickly becoming the preferred surgical alternative for conditions ranging from tendon and ligament tears, arthritis, instability, overuse injuries, and many other conditions that cause shoulder pain.

Regenerative treatment patients avoid the long list of surgical risks, which are often not experienced until well after the surgery. Besides the risks associated with surgery, patients deal with painful and lengthy recovery periods to regain strength and range of motion. And depending on the type of surgery, patients are likely to experience an earlier onset of arthritis, due to the surgical removal of tissue that typically stabilizes or cushions the joint.

With regenerative treatments, patients benefit from minimal downtime and are encouraged to return to activity. We have seen plenty of regenerative patients experience a full recovery and become pain-free, even when surgery or joint replacement was originally recommended for their condition.

Shoulder Conditions & Injuries

There are a number of conditions and injuries that can result in shoulder pain, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains & sprains

Stem Cell Treatment Options

These treatments utilize the patient’s own stem cells to encourage natural healing and regrowth. Here are some stem cell treatment options that can help reduce shoulder pain:

  • PRP therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Bone marrow concentrated stem cell therapy
  • Human amniotic tissue allograft

Benefits of Regenerative Treatment at Advanced Spine and Pain Centers

  • Regenerative treatments to help heal faster and more completely
  • Board-certified doctors focused on orthopedic conditions
  • Range of treatments available to address your condition
  • Imaging guidance ensuring precise cell injections and top outcomes
  • Avoid risks and long-term problems associated with surgery
  • Eliminate or reduce pain to extend your active lifestyle

We Can Help

Shoulder pain can make even the most mundane daily tasks difficult. See how stem cell treatments can help treat your shoulder pain — make an appointment with one of our Minnesota stem cell doctors today. Our doctors are board-certified in pain management and have decades of experience treating patients in the state. Contact us to set up your appointment at one of our Twin Cities stem cell clinics.