If you can no longer treat your shoulder pain on your own, it’s time to consider your nonsurgical options for pain relief.
As a skilled pain management physician, Steven Grossinger, DO, offers innovative regenerative medicine therapies at our offices in Wilmington, Delaware, and Springfield, Pennsylvania, that not only ease your shoulder pain but help you avoid surgery.
Regenerative medicine uses substances from your own body to heal the underlying injury that’s causing your pain.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint among people who are getting older and/or participate in certain sports or work activities.
Repetitive shoulder movements can cause inflammation that irritates surrounding nerves and tissues. This inflammation can trigger persistent pain and limit your shoulder’s range of motion.
You may also develop shoulder pain from degenerative conditions like arthritis that affect the structures in your shoulder joint. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two common types of degenerative diseases that lead to chronic shoulder pain.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Grossinger if you have shoulder pain that won’t go away with rest and over-the-counter medications.
You also need an evaluation if your shoulder pain worsens, even with treatment, or you can’t work or stay active because of your pain.
Common signs of underlying shoulder conditions include:
We offer comprehensive diagnostic testing services in-office to identify the cause of your shoulder pain. This may include a physical exam, a review of your usual activities, and X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests.
Regenerative medicine therapies use substances from your own body to heal damage in the structures of your shoulder joint. Dr. Grossinger offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and stem cell therapy on-site to meet your needs.
PRP is a substance found in your blood that stimulates your body’s natural healing abilities. Injections of PRP into your shoulder joint improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation. This gives your body time to heal naturally from the inside out.
Stem cells are found in your bone marrow and have the unique ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including bone, nerve, and muscle. As new cells form, they replace those damaged by injury or disease to heal the underlying cause of your shoulder pain.
We offer regenerative therapies in-office, and you won’t need to schedule extended downtime for your recovery. Dr. Grossinger uses a needle to extract PRP and stem cells from your body and injects them back into your shoulder to jump-start the healing process.
In the weeks after your injections, inflammation and pain decrease, blood circulation improves, and new cells develop to heal damaged parts of your shoulder joint.
After treatment with regenerative medicine, you can start to reduce your reliance on pain relievers while enjoying increased range of motion in your shoulder.
To find out if you’re a candidate for regenerative therapies to treat chronic shoulder pain without surgery, call the office of Steven Grossinger, DO, nearest you today or request your appointment online.