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Alternative Treatments for Shoulder Pain

What could be causing my shoulder pain? Shoulder pain can come from many different things, and is one of the most common injuries affecting both younger athletes as well as older adults. It can come about from both chronic use and acute injuries. It can also occur in many different locations in the shoulder itself. Where and how you experience your discomfort can indicate what part of the shoulder is damaged and what treatment option may be best to handle it.

Shoulder pain treatment options San Jose, CAIf the top of your shoulder hurts, it could likely be from the small AC joint. If it hurts when you move your shoulder, this could be stemming from a rotator cuff tear or muscular tearing. Subacromial bursitis can cause pain at night when you’re lying on your side.
Frozen shoulder is the term commonly used for limited motion of the shoulder. And if you hear a clicking, popping, or grinding sound, this could indicate arthritis in the shoulder joint.

You should always seek treatment from trained professionals like our doctors at Advanced Health Center.

What are some of the treatment options we might recommend for you?

PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy:
This drug-free treatment is powerful enough to combat the shoulder’s most extreme painful conditions yet requires minimal downtime and is non-invasive. If you have arthritis, rotator cuff, muscular tearing, or bicep tendinitis, this may be your best option. The reason being, PRP therapy addresses the underlying problem creating painful body conditions, and because it is natural, there is no risk of rejection or adverse effects, as opposed to surgery, steroids, or prescription medications. Here at Advanced Health Center, our physicians use your own platelets, extracted from a sample of your own blood, which we inject back into your damaged tissue to stimulate your body’s own natural healing processes.

Regenerative Tissue Therapy:
This ground-breaking therapy may be suggested to you by our team of physicians to use in conjunction with PRP therapy or by itself. The capabilities and uses for Regenerative Tissue Therapy are broad and far-reaching. This exciting therapy is advanced and has less risk than traditional injections, such as steroid injections or cortisone, which can further damage the tissue it is intended to help. Cortisone and steroid injections are limited in use because, although they can help with temporary pain relief, they are not intended for permanent use and do not actually heal the body. This is how our therapies differ dramatically. The growth factors and regenerative tissue treatments that we offer can restore and repair damaged tissue and contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates the injection site, increasing mobility and relieving discomfort.

Chiropractic Care:
Our team may also suggest chiropractic care as a part of your treatment plan or as a separate plan tailored to your unique shoulder pain. Since chiropractic care is safe, effective, and tolerated well by most patients, it is a highly recommended therapy for shoulder pain. Additionally, because chiropractic care addresses all areas of the body, we can often help relieve our patients from painful conditions affecting other areas of their bodies quickly and without the use of drugs or surgery.

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