Shoulder Pain

Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center

Eli Loch, DO

Regenerative Medicine Physician & Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Yulee, FL

Shoulder pain can make using your arm deeply uncomfortable, and thus be disabling as well as painful. If you have shoulder pain, Eli Loch, DO, of Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center in Yulee, Florida, can help. Dr. Loch specializes in preparing and using highly concentrated Regenexx® regenerative medicine therapies to help patients who have shoulder pain. Call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is frequently due to injuries of the joint and surrounding tissues, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Partial dislocation (subluxation)
  • Labral tears
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Pinched nerves

You can also get shoulder pain from degenerative osteoarthritis or inflammatory types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA).


How is shoulder pain treated?

Physical therapy, activity modification, and medication are the usual approaches to shoulder pain. You might need to have your arm in a sling or brace if you have an injury like a dislocation, where you need to keep the shoulder joint still to enable it to heal.

If the initial treatments aren’t working for you, joint injections containing steroids and anesthetic can provide pain relief. However, they don’t do much to address the cause of your shoulder pain.

You might think your only option is surgery for more severe shoulder pain, but there is an effective injectable treatment available at Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center. 

Regenerative medicine treatments could relieve pain and improve mobility by treating the root cause of your shoulder pain. They could, therefore, help you to avoid surgery.


How does regenerative medicine work for shoulder pain?

Regenerative medicine amplifies your body’s ability to heal itself. Stem cells from your body and platelets from your blood are some of the main enablers for tissue repair and growth.

By harvesting stem cells and platelets and concentrating them into an injectable substance, Dr. Loch can reintroduce these healing cells into your shoulder at the point of pain. Then, regenerative medicine treatments are able to activate and start healing damaged tissues.

The Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center uses Regenexx regenerative medicine products, which are the highest quality available in the field of regenerative medicine.


What’s different about Regenexx regenerative medicine treatments?

Regenexx specializes in regenerative medicine treatments, developing better, more effective ways of harvesting, concentrating, and delivering stem cells and platelets. Its approach is called interventional orthopedics.  

With interventional orthopedics, Dr. Loch uses fluoroscopy and ultrasound to guide the delivery of concentrated stem cells and platelets into the part of your shoulder that needs repairing. This process requires considerable skill and extensive training to complete successfully.

Delivery is essential, as your shoulder won’t get the optimal benefit of regenerative medicine treatment if the stem cells or platelets are even slightly off course. 

Dr. Loch is a licensed Regenexx physician who provides the most accurate placement of regenerative medicine treatments possible.

If you have shoulder pain that isn’t improving, or your doctor suggests surgery for your shoulder pain, consider the benefits of regenerative medicine treatments. Call Atlantic Regenerative Joint and Spine Center today or book an appointment online.

 

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