stem cell therapy for shoulder pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Shoulder

Shoulder pain is usually associated with at least one of four issues: inflammation of a tendon, arthritis, a bone injury or joint instability. Depending on the severity of the problem, shoulder pain frequently limits movement and can reduce a person’s overall quality of life. To treat the source of shoulder pain, decrease recovery time and encourage the most prompt return to normal daily function, stem cell therapy could be an option. Stem cell therapy for shoulder pain is the only option that has been shown to actually repair diseased, degenerated and/or damaged cells in the shoulder joint. Furthermore, it often reduces inflammation and eases discomfort in a lot less time than other types of shoulder pain treatments. Here’s what you need to know about utilizing stem cell therapy for shoulder pain:

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Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain Can Be Effective 

While no two patients with shoulder problems are the same and, thus, no one treatment will always be appropriate or effective in every case, research indicates that using stem cell therapy for shoulder pain can be an effective treatment option in many instances. For nearly 100 years, research on and with stem cells has been used to show that stem cell therapy can successfully initiate the regeneration of different types of cells in different types of tissues all across the body.

Many times, the repair of cellular damage is hindered by inadequate blood flow and/or degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Stem cells, however, have the unique ability to induce a normal immune response, releasing anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic and anti-fibrotic signals that enable the body to overcome age-related circulatory and other degenerative issues while helping it to repair traumatic damage to cells brought on by overuse and/or injury. In short, literally hundreds, probably thousands, of studies provide evidence that stem cells help facilitate tissue homeostasis and, therefore, are able to foster improved wound healing, including the reduction of pain. 

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain is Safe

Because stem cell therapy for shoulder pain is autologous and minimally-invasive, there is no chance of rejection and little chance for infection. The procedure works like this: an experienced clinician harvests stem cells from the patient’s own body, consolidates the cells and growth factors,  and then injects them into the patient’s damaged shoulder tissue under image guidance. In this way, a patient’s body is able to generate an environment that is conducive to the proliferation of new, healthy cells and, as a result, help it restore normal function to the surrounding tissue. 

Ready to Learn More?

Of course, the only way to know if using stem cell therapy for shoulder pain is a viable option for you or a loved one is to consult with an experienced physician. Our medical team at ThriveMD, under the direction of our director, Dr. Scott Brandt, carefully reviews all our patients’ histories in order to determine the treatment best suited for each one’s individual needs. Please contact us for a consultation.

Next Step

If you believe you or someone you care about could be a candidate for stem cell therapy administered by a trusted clinic, please contact us today.