Anyone who has suffered from a shoulder injury or a degenerative condition in this area knows how painful it can be and how it impacts your quality of life. But thousands of people each year decide to just “live with” the pain and discomfort because they are unsure about the best interventions.
If you continue to suffer from shoulder pain, there may be new help available through orthobiologics. Orthobiologics, a type of regenerative medicine, can offer patients hope for reduced shoulder pain and improving shoulder function without the need for surgery.
Common sources of shoulder pain
The shoulder is a mobile joint composed of bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, all of which are prone to injury with sports and repetitive use. People who experience shoulder pain may be suffering from a variety of conditions such as:
Shoulder pain is also caused by accidents and sports injuries. But people over the age of 40 are particularly susceptible to developing rotator cuff tendon tears.
Symptoms of shoulder issues can range from mild to severe. They include pain, weakness, and a reduced range of motion. One of the most troubling aspects of a shoulder injury or condition is that it can disturb sleep and even the most basic physical activity.
Regenerative medicine for shoulder pain
Regenerative medicine for shoulder conditions has been studied as a potential treatment option by doctors all over the world. These types of injections have been used by orthopedic surgeons to improve the healing of musculoskeletal tissue such as muscle, tendons, and bone. Regenerative medicine has amazing potential to help patients with shoulder problems whether the problem is an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis.
Regenerative medicine is administered through injections, so it is considered a minimally invasive option. If your doctor determines you are a candidate, there are several different types of regenerative medicine therapies that could reduce shoulder pain:
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for shoulder pain
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an orthobiologic intervention containing a high concentration of platelets in plasma. Blood is removed from a healthy part of your body, and the blood cells are concentrated to form a solution containing beneficial enzymes, proteins, and hormones.
The PRP is injected into the shoulder or may be applied during surgery. This type of therapy has been studied for use in conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder impingement, and shoulder arthritis.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) for shoulder pain
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is a cellular therapy that takes bone marrow from the patient’s own body, concentrates it, and reinjects it where the problem is. In a recent clinical study, Dr. Don Buford demonstrated that patients with rotator cuff tears who received BMAC in a single-office injection still had 80 percent pain reduction two years later!
Find out if you’re a candidate to get relief from shoulder pain
If you have shoulder pain and haven’t experienced the kind of relief you want, you owe it to yourself to explore your options. Dr. Don Buford at Texas Orthobiologics is the authority in regenerative medicine in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Please contact us to arrange for an initial consultation to find out if you are a candidate for this groundbreaking treatment.
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