Shoulder Pain Specialist

Carolina Regenerative Healing

Regenerative Medicine located in Goldsboro, NC

Shoulder pain can interfere with your daily life and may affect even the simplest of everyday activities. Regenerative medicine treatments can relieve shoulder pain and repair damage due to osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, and even dislocation of the shoulder joint. The board-certified experts at Carolina Regenerative Medicine have extensive experience performing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections that effectively treat conditions that lead to shoulder pain. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Goldsboro, North Carolina today, or make an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain

What is causing my shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain typically arises from a traumatic injury or a degenerative condition within the shoulder joint itself or in one of the surrounding muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Shoulder pain may be acute or chronic and can range from mild to moderate, or severe.

Some of the most common conditions that cause shoulder pain include:

  • Frozen shoulder
  • Muscle strains or tears
  • Ligaments sprains
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Cartilage tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Dislocation
  • Subluxation (partial dislocation)
  • Fractures

Several types of arthritis can cause shoulder pain. Osteoarthritis, which occurs due to wear-and-tear on the structures of a joint, is often responsible for chronic shoulder pain. 

Which shoulder symptoms can regenerative medicine address?

The experienced team at Carolina Regenerative Medicine specializes in minimally invasive regenerative medicine treatments that are highly effective for shoulder pain. These treatments can address most shoulder symptoms, including:

  • Pain when reaching, throwing, or lifting your arm
  • Pain that is worse at night or after periods of inactivity
  • Pain that occurs when lifting
  • Popping or clicking sounds
  • Weakness or instability
  • Loss of mobility

Regenerative medicine can improve your shoulder pain without surgery or an extended recovery period.

How does regenerative medicine work?

There are two primary kinds of regenerative medicine available at Carolina Regenerative Medicine: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy

PRP therapy involves drawing some of your blood and spinning it in an FDA-approved centrifuge to isolate your blood platelets. These blood components contain powerful growth factors that are part of your natural immune response. The concentrated plasma serum is then injected into your shoulder, where it reduces inflammation and enhances cellular repair.

Stem cell therapy

An essential part of natural cellular renewal, adult stem cells have the ability to self-replicate and differentiate into many different types of tissue. They are typically harvested from an adipose (fat) or bone marrow tissue sample extracted from your hip with a simple procedure. 

The stem cells are isolated in the centrifuge and then reinjected into your shoulder. Stem cell therapy stimulates the regrowth of new connective tissue and other damaged structures.

After your regenerative medicine injections, the healing process continues for several weeks. Within a few months, you can experience significant pain relief as well as increased range-of-motion and restored shoulder joint function.

You don’t have to hold back from participating in activities because of shoulder pain. For a solution to shoulder pain that doesn’t involve surgery or ongoing pain medication, call Carolina Regenerative Medicine in Goldsboro, North Carolina, to schedule an evaluation or make an appointment online today.