Daily living can increase your stress and lead to shoulder pain. You may also struggle with chronic shoulder pain as the result of an injury or medical condition. At Advanced Spine and Pain Center in Fairfax County, VA, Stafford, VA & the Greater Baltimore, MD Area, the extensively trained medical team offers diagnostic services to identify the source of your shoulder pain. They also provide effective treatments for managing your pain using minimally invasive techniques. Schedule an evaluation online today and learn more about ending your shoulder pain for good.
You may experience shoulder pain that stems from the joint or due to problems in the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Shoulder pain may also result from an injury or another medical condition.
Your shoulder pain may be triggered by:
Your doctor performs a physical exam for visible signs of trauma. They may also ask you to complete specific movements to gauge your range of motion and trigger points for pain. They review your previous injuries and medical history to determine the cause of your shoulder pain.
Once they have identified the problem, your doctor creates a customized treatment plan to address your condition and manage your pain.
You may experience ongoing pain during specific movements, when sitting for long periods of time, or when lying down. You may also feel jolting pain if you suddenly move.
Other symptoms associated with shoulder pain include:
Pain may radiate from your shoulder into your neck or arms. You may experience initial discomfort in the shoulder area during activities that increase in intensity over time.
Your doctor may recommend prescription medications to reduce inflammation and manage pain in your shoulder. They may also use steroid injections to deliver anti-inflammatory medications directly to your shoulder region.
You may also undergo physical therapy treatments to stretch out your muscles, increase flexibility, and alleviate pressure on your nerves.
If these therapies aren’t effective in treating your shoulder pain, your doctor may recommend stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.
During a stem cell treatment, your doctor collects a small amount of blood from your vein. They prepare the blood in a centrifuge to draw out the essential stem cells or platelet-rich plasma. Once prepared, your doctor injects the stem cells or blood plasma to regenerate and replace damaged cells in your tissue.
For severe joint degeneration, your doctor may recommend surgery, replacing existing shoulder joints to resolve chronic shoulder pain problems permanently.
Schedule your consultation online today to learn more about the available options for treating shoulder pain.