One study found that between 18% and 26% of American adults are affected by shoulder pain at any given time in their life. Traditionally, chronic or severe shoulder pain was treated with pain medications and surgery. However, because of the potential downsides, more people are becoming wary of undergoing surgery as shoulder pain treatment.
Now, an alternative to surgery has entered the scene: regenerative therapy! Learn about this revolutionary new treatment below.
The Downside of Surgery As Shoulder Pain Treatment
Shoulder surgery comes with many potential risks, which more people are becoming unwilling to take. A few examples of possible downsides to surgery include the following:
- Permanent shoulder stiffness
- Failed surgery that doesn’t correct the problem
- Poor healing of the surgical site, muscles, or joint
- Injury to nearby blood vessels or nerves
- Damage to the shoulder’s cartilage
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia used
- Adverse reactions to post-op medications
- Infection at the surgical site
- Impaired range of movement post-surgery
- Excessive bleeding (which can cause anemia)
- Blood clot formation
- Heart attack or stroke during or soon following the procedure, which may result in death
Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Pain
Today, you have options when it comes to treating your shoulder pain. If you don’t want to undergo a risky surgery that has the potential to fail, using regenerative therapy medicine is an excellent alternative.
At ViscoGen®, we specialize in regenerative therapy for treating various chronic pain conditions. Most shoulder pain can be treated with a minimally-invasive option called Exosome Therapy. In some cases, our revolutionary JointVisc may also prove beneficial.
Exosome Therapy is helpful in treating a wide range of problems affecting the muscles or joints. Exosomes are small vesicles that naturally occur in your body and promote better cell communication. Most importantly, exosomes contain growth factors that help your body naturally regenerate itself.
Exosome therapy is done through an injection and typically requires little to no downtime, making it an excellent option for busy individuals. The best part? There are little to no risks involved.
JointVisc is a non-surgical approach to joint pain, including pain in your largest joint, the shoulders. Using a minimally-invasive injection, JointVisc works to re-lubricate your shoulder joint so you can regain mobility and reduce pain. In turn, you can return to your full, active life without pain holding you back from whatever activities you love.
Take Advantage of Regenerative Therapy Medicine Options Today
If you battle chronic or severe shoulder pain, it’s time to regain your quality of life. Contact ViscoGen® today to learn about our revolutionary shoulder pain treatment options and schedule your appointment. Besides shoulder pain, we also specialize in non-surgical knee pain programs and more that can help patients relieve their pain in the Orlando area.