RESTORATIVE MEDICINE FOR YOUR SHOULDER
DO YOU HAVE SHOULDER PAIN?
If shoulder pain has you considering surgery, there is another option. Patients are having success with restorative medicine. Structural human tissues used in restorative medicine can be applied in the hip to supplement the patient’s own cushioning and barrier tissues, providing relief through a simple, non-surgical procedure. This treatment method has been used worldwide for over 20 years by professional athletes and celebrities to successfully treat their shoulder injuries.
THE ROLE OF CARTILAGE IN THE SHOULDER JOINT
Joint cartilage allows for easy, fluid movement of the shoulder joint and protects bones from painful friction. Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder that can affect the shoulder, causing slow but steady deterioration of its joint cartilage. Shoulder injuries can also cause the beginning of osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint. When damaged, the shoulder joint can become unstable, further wearing down the cartilage. From there, the bone, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can suffer damage as well.
THE ROTATOR CUFF
Shoulder injuries involving the rotator cuff often involve torn tendons. Tendons attach muscle to bone. The muscles and tendons of the rotator cuff help keep the shoulder joint in place. Tendon to bone connections often do not heal back to optimal levels on their own. Restorative medicine therapy can improve healing by promoting better regeneration of connective tissue allowing the joint to return to a natural state over time.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Traditional approaches to treating degenerative conditions of the shoulder involve either masking the symptoms with pain relief medications or resorting to shoulder surgery and the resulting physical therapy. However, pain relievers are often only effective for a few weeks and shoulder replacement surgery has possible complications such as infection, dislocation, re-operation, inefficiency, and even death. Restorative medicine shoulder treatments supplement the patients’ own tissue with additional structural tissues, fight inflammation naturally, and provide the hip an opportunity to naturally regenerate. This addresses not the symptoms but the root of the problem, making it an ideal alternative to shoulder replacement for the right candidates.
WHAT TO EXPECT – RESTORATIVE MEDICINE FOR SHOULDER
Restorative medicine therapy for shoulder pain involves a simple, non-surgical injection into the shoulder joint. Dr. Heather Hinshelwood (Dr. H) administers the treatment in our office using Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTPs). It typically takes about 30 minutes and you will leave our office with a band-aid covering the injection site.
RESULTS FROM OUR PATIENTS
Many patients experience a significant reduction in shoulder pain within 48 hours due to the reduced inflammation. You should feel maximum results within 10 to 12 weeks, at which time you can increase your activity levels according to your comfort. However, the regenerative process can continue for much longer, and continued improvement as far as 6 months out is not unusual. Our patients usually see up to a 65% recovery within 12 weeks and up to 95% recovery within 6 months.
JOIN US TO LEARN MORE
If shoulder pain is limiting your enjoyment of life and you are considering alternatives to shoulder replacement surgery, or perhaps you have had unsuccessful surgical procedures in the past, you are invited to join us at one of our regular informative sessions on this innovative solution. Fill out the form or call now to find out when our next session is available.