Suffering from shoulder pain can greatly interfere with your quality of life. If you’re suffering from a shoulder injury or chronic pain, researching different treatment options can be stressful. Surgery and long-term medications come with a long list of serious risks and side effects.
Chiropractic Care and Platelet-rich Plasma injections provide viable alternatives to shoulder surgery. By utilizing the body’s natural healing abilities, these treatments are nonsurgical and effective solutions with little to no risks or side effects.
Some common shoulder issues that these treatments can be used for are:
- Torn rotator cuff
- Frozen Shoulder
- Pinched nerve in neck or shoulder
- Injury or overuse
Treating Shoulder Pain With Chiropractic Care
One treatment we offer to help treat shoulder pain is through chiropractic care.
Chiropractors are experts in the musculoskeletal system and they can help to diagnose and treat shoulder pain through a variety of techniques. Our chiropractor, Dr. Casey Carter, uses spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, and exercise to help alleviate shoulder pain and improve function. Spinal adjustments help to restore proper alignment and reduce pressure on the nerves which can help to reduce pain and inflammation. Soft tissue therapy can help to release muscle tension and improve range of motion. And exercises can help to strengthen the muscles and improve stability of the shoulder joint.
Chiropractic care can also address the underlying cause of the shoulder pain. By identifying and correcting any imbalances or dysfunctions in the body, Dr. Carter can help prevent the pain from returning. It’s a holistic approach that addresses the overall health of the patient, not just the symptoms of the pain.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is another non-surgical solution if you are looking to avoid surgery for shoulder pain. PRP utilizes the innate healing properties found within the body as it uses your own blood for this treatment. This procedure is simple and can typically be prepared and administered in one doctor’s visit.
PRP injections are straightforward and begin with a routine blood draw. The platelets that are already present in the blood are then separated from the other components in the blood and concentrated into a rich, golden solution after having been spun through a centrifuge. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then injected into a numbed area of the shoulder for rapid healing and pain relief.
These platelets contain proteins and growth factors that are essential to healing and recovery. Concentrating them increases these healing components in order to achieve optimum results. PRP injections are an ideal treatment if seeking an alternative to surgery because not only are they effective, but there are little to no risks or side effects due to your own platelets being reintroduced into an area of need within your own body. After receiving this treatment, you will be able to return to normal activities shortly after and notice a reduction in your symptoms and pain.
For more information on non-surgical options to relieve shoulder pain, call us today for a free consultation (707) 538-3000.