Approximately 20% of adults in America experience shoulder pain at one point or another in their lives. It might be a sharp nerve pain, a dull ache, or the bone-on-bone grating of osteoarthritis.
Is your shoulder pain limiting your overhead movements? Stopping you from picking up your kids or grandkids? Keeping you from performing your job functions or everyday activities?
Shoulder pain can affect every aspect of life, and it becomes a huge obstacle to enjoying life.
Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Torn rotator cuff
- Dislocated shoulder
- Strain or sprain
- Frozen shoulder
- And others
Traditional medicine in the US often aims to manage pain rather than fixing it for good. It is common for patients suffering from shoulder pain to be prescribed painkillers that will dull and mask the pain. While this makes everyday life more tolerable, it doesn’t fix the problem. Even worse, masking the pain can lead to increased use of and stress on the shoulder when the patient thinks it’s doing better (when actually there hasn’t been a real improvement in the underlying condition), worsening the problem.
The route of masking the symptoms usually only leads one way – towards surgery. Expensive, risky, painful and time-consuming surgery. Sadly, many people who undergo joint replacement surgery are still in pain even after the surgery, and many end up on pain medication for the long haul.
Fortunately, alternative therapies are available that seek to treat the source of the shoulder pain and offer lasting relief. Because when the source of a problem is resolved for good, its symptoms don’t hang around.
That’s the goal of PRP treatments for shoulder pain relief. At Elevated Health NYC, we offer platelet-rich plasma injections that take a concentrated serum of the patient’s own blood (the ultra-healing platelets, plasma full of growth factors, and other healing properties) and inject it into the affected shoulder where it encourages the body’s natural healing response. This added boost can offer effective pain relief, bringing much-needed attention to the injured area and enhancing the natural recovery process, allowing the body to do what it does best.
The procedure is quick, virtually painless, and minimally invasive, and patients are in and out, able to quickly get back to their normal routine. To find out if PRP treatments could help your shoulder pain, contact the team at Elevated Health NYC today!
We offer non-surgical treatment options for people who want to get back to their optimum health, out of pain, and reach a higher quality of life, give us a call at (917) 717-0026.