We know what it’s like to realize how much you rely on the mobility of your shoulders and what it’s like to have that mobility reduced or taken away.
All you want is relief from your shoulder pain without the frustrating complications that come with traditional surgery. If pain is limiting your options and making your life miserable, stem cell therapy for shoulder pain might be exactly what you need.
We’re committed to helping relieve your pain – without having to go under the knife.
Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain vs. Traditional Shoulder Surgery
Many shoulder surgeries are complicated, painful, expensive, and have long recovery times. Also, common shoulder surgeries may not work for every type of shoulder injury. There are alternative options besides surgery that aren’t so invasive, such as stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and other types of stem cell orthopedics.
Dr. Albano has committed his practice at The Albano Clinic to helping people find the best results for their situation. We help people get off the sidelines of life and back in the game! Dr. Albano enjoys a very active lifestyle and understands firsthand how important it can be to get the right treatment to relieve and heal a painful injury. We provide stem cell therapy to Utah, offering many, customizable options that are far less invasive than traditional shoulder surgery. And we don’t just serve Utah, we have many patients who come from all parts of the country to see us.
Many shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, are complex in nature. The injury may not heal due to reduced blood flow to the damaged area. Without the proper blood supply, tendons begin to break down, becoming brittle, cracked, and torn in multiple places. A traditional surgery might fail if the tendon remains “rotten” and unable to access your body’s natural healing power. Stem cell therapy and other advanced regenerative orthopedics procedures like PRP for rotator cuff tears tackle the healing of the tendon itself and restore health at the source.
Types of Shoulder Injuries Treated with Regenerative Orthopedics
There are many common shoulder injuries that can be treated with advanced regenerative orthopedics.
Rotator Cuff Tears
The rotator cuff is a group of tendons holding the head of the humerus (“the ball”) firmly in the glenoid (“the socket”) of your shoulder. Tears result from repeated overhead motions and simple wear-and-tear over time. This results in a dull aching sensation. Or worse.
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis and Tendinosis
The muscles and tendons around your shoulder become inflamed and irritated, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. This injury is common among pitchers, swimmers, and tennis players, but can happen to anyone.
Arthritis of the Shoulder Joint
This injury results in the breakdown of cartilage cushioning your shoulder joint. Symptoms include pain or stiffness, reduced range of motion, and reduced function.
Labral Tears or Degeneration
The cartilage on the glenoid (“the socket”) can also tear or degenerate over time. This injury not only causes pain and mobility problems but puts you at a higher risk of dislocating your shoulder.
AC Joint Separation
If you live a highly active lifestyle, you might encounter acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation. During major falls or high-impact situations where your shoulder is pinpointed, the clavicle (collar bone) may separate from the scapula (shoulder blade), causing the surrounding ligaments to tear.
Recurrent Shoulder Dislocations
Once the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the shoulder are displaced or torn, shoulder dislocations can become chronic. Without proper healing, dislocations can cause recurring pain, weakness & disability of the shoulder.
What is Stem Cell Therapy Like?
Instead of manually cutting and replacing tendons and ligaments like conventional surgery, stem cells can adapt to what your body needs. When carefully targeted and injected into the injured area, stem cells accelerate the body’s natural healing process, relieving pain and regenerating damaged tendons and ligaments. These procedures are noninvasive, have a short recovery time, and leave room for future treatments, should you ever need them. They don’t burn further treatment bridges whereas traditional surgery often limits other treatment options.
If you’re ready to experience pain relief, here are the next steps.
First, understand what’s really going on inside of your shoulder.
The Albano Clinic is committed to a whole-body approach to medicine. This means crafting a customized treatment plan after carefully assessing your unique situation and injury. The best results often come from a combination of regenerative treatment types. We’ll find the one that’s right for you!
Next, start your customized, non-invasive treatment.
Our team will walk you through what to expect for each procedure and guide you through the process. You can expect short, non-invasive procedures like having blood drawn. Once the harvesting is done, the physician will often use an ultrasound or fluoroscopy to precisely target and inject the stem cells into the injured area. You may experience some pain and swelling right after the procedure. Depending on the severity of your condition and the type of procedure received, you may recover from the procedure within a couple of weeks. Many patients experience results within a few weeks and continue to see the improvement for up to four months.
Lastly, get back to the life you love!
Stop suffering from intense pain. Instead, start to feel your shoulder heal! Over time, you’ll start to move better, live better, and feel better.
Don’t settle for invasive surgery without exploring your options.
We would love to talk to you about discovering a regenerative procedure that’s right for you! Schedule a consultation with the Albano Clinic today to find out if stem cell therapy and other holistic health options can help you get back to the life you love.