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Shoulder Pain


Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in the Greater Nashville, TN Area, Cookeville, TN & Hendersonville, TN

Your shoulders are versatile joints, which increases their vulnerability to an extensive range of injuries and degenerative conditions. Brandon Tolman, DO, and the team at Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine offer regenerative medicine therapies to relieve shoulder pain and heal its underlying cause at their main office in Hermitage, Tennessee, as well as other conveniently located offices in the surrounding areas. Call Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today for innovative treatment for shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint, made up of the top of your humerus (upper arm bone), your clavicle (collarbone), and your scapula (shoulder blade). The bones are held together with a complex network of muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff. Your rotator cuff provides support and stability while also facilitating your shoulder’s extensive range of motion. 

With so many moving parts, a wide range of injuries and degenerative issues can cause shoulder pain, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Nerve impingement
  • Dislocation
  • Repetitive use injuries

Whether your pain developed gradually or if you have an acute injury, the earlier you start treatment, the more quickly you will recover.

When should I talk to a doctor about shoulder pain?

If you have shoulder pain, you should try to rest the joint at home, applying ice and taking over-the-counter pain relievers to ease your discomfort. If your pain doesn’t get better in a few days or if it worsens, call the team at Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine for help. They offer customized treatment plans not only to relieve your pain but to heal the underlying cause. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

The physicians at Integrity Center for Regenerative Medicine begin with a thorough exam and consultation to assess your shoulder pain. They review your symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle. Then depending on your needs, they create a treatment plan including regenerative medicine therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections. 

Both stem cells and PRP injections boost your body’s ability to repair itself. PRP serum is rich in the growth factors your body uses in cellular repair. Stem cells have the unique ability to turn into whatever type of cell your body needs. 

Both stem cells and PRP serum are injected into your damaged shoulder tissue. Your provider uses a special type of X-ray called fluoroscopy to guide the needle to the specific part of your shoulder that needs the treatment.

Regenerative medicine treatments usually take a few weeks before you can feel the difference, and you might need multiple treatments for optimal results. 

If you have shoulder pain, call Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online to learn about your treatment options.