Shoulder Relief Using Stem Cell Therapy
For years, professional athletes throughout the U.S. have known about alternatives to risky, invasive surgery for shoulder pain, including alternatives to rotator cuff surgery, and the grueling rehabilitation that follows.
Surprised? You’re not alone. Thousands of Americans like you are only just learning that stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, knee injuries, and degenerative joint disease is available right here in the United States at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI).
Anyone who has suffered a torn shoulder ligament or some other condition producing debilitating shoulder pain knows how it impacts the quality of life.
Yet thousands decide they must learn to “live with it” because they think risky and invasive shoulder surgery procedures are the only answer. They never realized another intervention in the form of stem cell therapy for shoulder pain is available.
Does that sound like you?
Want to Know Why So Many Choose Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain Over Shoulder Repair Surgery?
If you’re suffering from shoulder pain, whether from an injury such as rotator cuff damage, tears to muscles or tendons, osteoarthritis, or another cause, today’s regenerative medicine methods can help you regain mobility in your shoulder with no need for invasive surgery and months of physical therapy.
Stem cell therapy is modern medicine’s most advanced procedure of all shoulder replacement alternatives. The stem cells are derived from the patient’s own fat stores or bone marrow aspirate. These unique cells are the basis of all healing done by the body. By utilizing the body’s own innate ability to heal, virtually any shoulder injury can be repaired.
Patients typically regain movement and experience pain relief in significantly less time than those who undergo surgery.
While many in the public are only just learning about stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, many of the best sports professionals in their fields have depended on stem cell therapy for years now. Star athletes like Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon, Racing legend A.J. Foyt, and football running back Chris Johnson have all opted for stem cell therapy to successfully heal shoulder, back, knee, and other joint injuries.
And what works for these sports pros works for regular folks, too, of virtually any age!
How Stem Cell Therapy Relieves Shoulder Pain and Restores Function
The National Stem Cell Institute uses an advanced method of stem cell therapy to address joint and shoulder pain. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis in a matter of a few hours, start to finish.
The process begins with harvesting stem cells from the fatty layer that lies just beneath the skin or from bone marrow aspirate. We use your own stem cells and platelets. We have helped over 15,000 patients and never had a major complication with our therapy or stem cell procedures. Unlike most invasive surgeries, there is no need for general anesthesia. Only a local anesthesia is needed at the site where the sample is harvested.
If we are extracting an abundance of cells in the adipose fatty layer, a small sample is all that is required. In some cases, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may also be part of the therapy.
The source of all healing in the body, no matter the external therapy, begins with stem cells.
That’s because stem cells have the ability to become whatever type of cell is needed to repair the damage done, whether from injury or disease. In the case of a shoulder injury, the stem cells go to work regenerating muscle and bone. As healing progresses, shoulder pain is relieved and mobility is restored.
How Stem Cell Therapy is Performed
Once the stem cells are harvested from the patient’s fatty tissue (or, in some cases, via an advanced, virtually painless bone aspiration), the sample is processed immediately in NSI’s in-house laboratory. Through a process called centrifugation, the stem cells are separated from all other elements. The result is a high concentrate of stem cells.
Once the stem cells are harvested and concentrated, a physician specially trained in stem cell therapy injects the concentrate into the affected shoulder. Once administered by these stem cell injections for shoulder therapy, the stem cells sense what type of cells to become in order to repair damage and generate new, healthy tissue and muscle.
That’s it! You leave the clinic in a matter of hours and can return home. There is little to no downtime associated with our stem cell shoulder therapy. In far less time than with invasive surgery, shoulder pain is relieved and mobility is restored.
How Often Are Stem Cell Injections for Shoulder Pain Needed?
In the vast majority of cases, a single session of stem cell therapy eliminates shoulder pain. And that pain can stay gone for a lifetime.
In cases where shoulder pain is caused by severe damage, more sessions of stem cell therapy may be needed. In such cases, the therapy may receive an assist from platelet-rich plasma as well.
How Soon Can You See Results?
Even though the stem cell injections for shoulder pain are administered into or near the site of the shoulder injury, it takes time for them to populate and become the right cells for repair and regeneration. On average, patients begin noticing improvement within a few weeks.
As regeneration and repair continue, shoulder pain continues to diminish. Within the next 2 months, pain continues to decrease with increasing speed. Likewise, the shoulder’s function increases over this period of time. For most patients, mobility is fully restored and shoulder pain eliminated.
Some physical therapy usually accompanies stem cell shoulder therapy, but the length of time and intensity needed is generally far less than that following surgery.
Compare This to Risky, Invasive Shoulder Surgery
In most cases, shoulder surgery requires the patient to be completely put under with general anesthesia. The post-surgery pain can be quite intense, with as much as 4 to 6 months of recovery and rehabilitation needed. And, sadly, surgery doesn’t always mean the end of shoulder pain, stiffness, or weakness. For many, chronic pain continues.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?
Stem cell therapy, including stem cell injections for shoulder pain, is an exceptionally safe procedure. At NSI, only the patient’s own stem cells and blood platelets are used, meaning that the chances of your body rejecting the therapy are about as statistically low as risk can get. And since stem cell procedures at NSI are exceptionally minimally invasive, the risk of infection is also low to nil.
Another layer of safety is added because NSI does all laboratory work in-house. The whole procedure, from start to finish, is fully controlled by the clinic. All this means that there is virtually no risk to your health when you have stem cell therapy.
What Kinds of Shoulder Conditions is Stem Cell Therapy Used For?
Stem cell therapy is used to heal shoulder pain and injury caused by a wide variety of conditions and situations. Below are various shoulder injury examples:
- Rotator cuff injury
- Arthritis in the shoulder
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Tendonitis & tendonosis
- AC joint injury
- Recurrent shoulder dislocation
- Biceps tendonosis
- Ligament Sprains
- Acromo Clavicular
Who Makes a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Shoulder Therapy?
Virtually anyone who suffers from acute or chronic shoulder pain can benefit from stem cell therapy. Of course, every person is unique. So a consultation and thorough examination will always be done at NSI prior to determining the right course of action for each patient.
Five More Key Questions Asked By Shoulder Pain Patients
1. Is shoulder injury seen on an MRI a dependable predictor of shoulder pain?
You would think so, wouldn’t you? But, in fact, there is often no connection between the severity of a shoulder injury and shoulder pain.
A study cited by the Wiley Journal’s Online Library revealed that patients who suffered a larger rotator cuff tear generally had less pain than predicted. This is because the main culprit behind shoulder pain is inflammation rather than the tear itself.
That’s why it’s wise to get a second opinion when a doctor says you have a shoulder condition and recommends surgery as a first-choice option. There may be shoulder replacement alternatives.
2. Does Improvement in Shoulder Function Always Follow Surgery?
No one could be blamed for thinking surgery always alleviates shoulder pain. Today’s torrent of advertisements spurred by intense competition among surgical clinics certainly strongly implies as much.
But the fact is that shoulder function does not necessarily improve after the patient goes under the knife. And, frankly, there are many cases in which mobility and function worsen after surgery. This loss of function and mobility may be permanent.
This is just one more valid reason to explore alternatives to rotator cuff surgery and other shoulder repair surgeries before resorting to such risky, invasive procedures. When a surgery fails, the damage frequently can’t be undone.
3. How Can I Really Tell that Stem Cell Therapy has Repaired My Shoulder?
There is an old saying that goes, “The proof is in the pudding.” This means that experiencing the quality of an outcome is itself a sound measure of how well stem cell therapy works.
But no good scientist would base his or her findings on such folksy philosophy, and you don’t need to, either. Imaging, such as an MRI, that is done before and several weeks after stem cell therapy can provide solid evidence that stem cell therapy is repairing the shoulder injury as expected.
Likewise, a reduction in inflammation -which is the main culprit in shoulder pain- can also be measured by comparing before-and-after imaging. But, ultimately, the proof will be your own shoulder as pain vanishes and mobility begins to return within a few weeks of your stem cell therapy.
4. Is There Published Research on Stem Cell Therapy and How It Affects a Shoulder Injury?
Yes, many studies have been conducted over the past decade and more just keep coming! This scholarly article on DovePress highlights just one example of the studies and trials that have been done. Stem cell therapy has actually been used in the U.S. and Europe for decades now, and the research overwhelmingly supports a practical medical application.
As research continues to reveal stem cells’ ability to address an ever-growing list of illnesses, injuries, conditions, and disorders, NSI believes it is safe to say that humankind has entered into a golden age of regenerative medicine.
5. How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost?
This, of course, depends on the extent of the shoulder injury as well as each patient’s unique needs. Your initial consultation and examination will help determine the best regimen for you. But well before your therapy begins, you’ll have a full understanding of costs.
However, it is not uncommon for the cost of stem cell therapy to be along the lines of what patients pay out of pocket for shoulder surgery and post-surgical care with insurance.
Some factors that are taken into account include:
- The severity of the shoulder pain and injury
- How long the shoulder condition existed prior to therapy
- The number of joints that will require therapy
Risky, invasive surgery does not have to be your first option for relieving shoulder pain. There are available to you real alternatives to rotator cuff surgery and other surgical procedures for repairing a shoulder injury, whether it’s due to an accident, the typical wear and tear we experience with aging, or a degenerative condition like arthritis.
NSI’s stem cell procedures are very minimally invasive, performed in a matter of a few hours, require no lengthy hospital stays, and recovery is speedier than most invasive surgeries with little to no downtime after therapy.
Pro athletes in the United States have been using stem cell therapy for years.
Now thousands of Americans who are no different than you are realizing that they don’t have to resort to risky, invasive surgery as their first option. The pros already know that stem cell therapy is modern medicine’s most advanced healing procedure. Now you do, too!
If shoulder pain is affecting your quality of life, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to explore stem cell therapy before resorting to often-irreversible surgery. Today’s regenerative medicine can help you regain shoulder function and mobility with no need for invasive surgical procedures and months of grueling physical therapy.
Modern medicine can now utilize the body’s own innate healing abilities without the risks of surgery.
The list of injuries, illnesses, conditions, and disorders that are being addressed through regenerative medicine techniques like stem cell therapy continues to grow exponentially. There are shoulder replacement alternatives!
Can stem cell therapy stop your shoulder pain and restore function and mobility? Chances heavily favor a resounding yes!
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