Pain Doctors NY Offers Regenerative Therapy For Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain can significantly affect our daily activities and overall well-being. While traditional remedies often involve medications, physical therapy, or even surgery, regenerative therapy is emerging as a promising alternative for those grappling with shoulder issues. Regenerative medicine represents a cutting-edge facet of healthcare, focusing on restoring or regenerating injured tissues. Approaches like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and tissue-derived allograft therapies harness natural components to activate the body’s innate healing processes. For those with shoulder pain, regenerative therapy offers an innovative pathway to recovery and relief.
PRP injection is an advanced regenerative therapy technique involving injecting concentrated doses of platelets – cells vital to healing processes – into an injury site to release growth factors which promote new cell and tissue formation. PRP has proven successful at relieving various musculoskeletal ailments including shoulder pain.
Tissue-derived allografts therapy involves the injection of allografts, cells that can differentiate into various cell types. These allografts can stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissues, thus promoting healing in the shoulder. Adult tissue-derived allografts, which can be harvested from various tissues in the body, can differentiate into specific cell types found in the tissues they originate from.
PRP Injections: PRP injections stimulate the body’s natural healing processes through the administration of a concentrated dose of platelets into the injured area. These platelets release growth factors that promote the production of new cells and tissues.
Tissue-derived Allografts Therapy: Tissue-derived allografts therapy involves the injection of allografts, capable of differentiating into various cell types, to stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissues and promote healing in the shoulder.
Other Treatments: There are other regenerative medicine options one can consider, besides PRP injections and tissue-derived allografts therapy, for example, Prolotherapy, which involves the injection of a solution to stimulate collagen production and repair damaged tissue, and Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT), a method that injects a mixture of natural substances to stimulate the body’s healing process.
While these treatments often are not reimbursed by insurance companies yet, regenerative therapies offer multiple benefits over conventional medicine and promotes your body’s natural healing. Some benefits of regenerative medicine include:
- Reduced downtime after treatment
- Surgery not necessary
- A low-risk pain treatment procedure
- Faster, long-term healing
- No need for anesthesia or sedation
- Treatment of a wide range of conditions
- Prevention against addiction to pain medications
- Limited side effects
Regenerative therapy’s efficacy depends on several factors including treatment protocol, severity of injury or condition and individual patient biology. Some may feel relief within days while for others it could take several weeks or months before reaping full rewards of their treatments – your timeline will depend entirely on you and any treatments prescribed by healthcare practitioners.
Dr. Ilana Etelzon, a pain management specialist based in NYC, is a leading expert in the field of regenerative therapy. Board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehab/Interventional Pain Management, she specializes in non-operative or minimally invasive treatment methods, such as regenerative therapies. Dr. Etelzon will work closely with you to devise an individualized treatment plan based on your diagnosis.