Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain, stiffness, or weakness can affect nearly everything we do, making it difficult or impossible to do many of the things that bring us joy. These symptoms can be caused by conditions including:
Osteoarthritis – wear and tear on the joint that affects hard and soft tissue and can cause pain, stiffness, and weakness.
Rotator Cuff Tears – could be acute (sudden) or progress gradually over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and weakness.
Tendonitis – inflammation often caused by strain or repetitive motion. Symptoms can begin with mild irritation or stiffness and worsen over time, potentially leading to debilitating chronic pain.
Degenerative Disc Disease – Fibrocartilaginous ‘discs’ (picture a jelly donut) surround our spinal cord and cushion our spinal vertebrae. Wear and tear or injury to these joints can lead to chronic, debilitating pain.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Biceps Tendinitis Tear
Shoulder Labral Tear
Arthritis of Joint
Bicep Tears and Strains
In the majority of cases, patients who chose stem cell therapy to treat these conditions experienced significantly decreased pain and marked improvement in joint function, especially over time. The time factor is key when considering stem cell treatment for any joint-related pain. Not because stem treatment is temporary, like pain medication or a steroid injection, but because stem cells continue to regenerate over time, replacing diseased and damaged cells with new, healthy cells. For many patients, this means their pain will continue to decrease and function will continue to increase for months, even years, after treatment.
The Effectiveness of Stem Cells in Treating Pain
Regenerative medicine is a new area of medicine that uses stem cells to regenerate tissue and “turn the clock back” to a more active and fulfilling life. We specialize in orthopedic regenerative medicine which has a long history of success scientific studies show the benefit and success of stem cell therapy for joints and back. We practice the safest and most advanced techniques to bring relief to or patients. Our success rate is very high.
Adult stem cells possess several different qualities which allow them to be effective in the treatment of damaged joints. When used to treat pain caused by damaged joints, stem cells:
● Differentiate between and grow into bone, cartilage, tendons, and ligament cells
● Offer anti-inflammatory effects, which reduces further injury
● Recruit other cells necessary to increase cell growth in joints
● Inhibit cell death (apoptosis)
● Enrich blood supply, leading to more healthy tissue regeneration
Specifically, adipose stem cells are effective in treating Osteoarthritis; and bone marrow stem cells have beneficial in Rotator Cuff repair, treating Avascular Necrosis (AVN) in the hip, and assisting with bone union.
The success of these attributes depends on several different factors including disease severity, the type of stem cell used, the procedure chosen, and other factors specific to the patient. But, overall, up to 90 percent of our patients who elect stem cell therapy experience significant, long-term pain relief.