Shoulder Boost System

Is shoulder pain preventing you from sleeping, lifting your arms to wash your hair or put on shirts, carrying groceries, or playing your sport? If it’s affecting your ability to do the activities you need and want to do, it’s time to consider regenerative therapies.

At Precision Regenerative Medicine, Tammy Penhollow, DO, specializes in systems-based therapies to reduce shoulder pain and inflammation by harnessing your body’s own healing cells, combined with nutrition, movement, and an individualized rehabilitation program. With options such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, bone-marrow or adipose derived adult stem cell therapy, and prolotherapy, you can reduce pain and inflammation to return to action without surgery or medications.

Shoulder Pain Q&A – What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain often occurs following an acute sports injury. You may take a direct hit to or fall on the shoulder or damage tissues during fast movements such as overhead power arm movements or pulling yourself up.

Overuse injuries are another common cause of shoulder pain. These injuries develop gradually as repeated movements inflame then tear the soft tissues in and around the shoulder joint. If the tissues don’t have time to heal, the damage gets progressively worse.

A few examples of painful shoulder problems include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy or tear
  • Biceps tendinopathy or tear
  • Muscle bruising or tears
  • Bursitis
  • Fracture or dislocation
  • Labral tear

As you age, shoulder pain is more likely to occur due to degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, and that includes degenerative tears of the labrum, tendons, and cartilage.

What is the Shoulder Boost System to Energize and Mobilize?

Dr. Penhollow developed a comprehensive system to address the shoulder to improve your mobility and function by optimizing your body’s healing properties. You start to heal from the inside out with nutrition, then we harness your body’s cells to reduce pain and inflammation in the immediate term, then stabilize and rehabilitate your joint by strengthening the muscles around it with EmSculpt® for reinjury prevention in the long term. We work together to get you back to those activities you’re missing out on.

Proper body mechanics and posture are very important components of rehabilitating shoulder pain and reducing future flares or progression of degenerative states. During our partnership with you, we collaborate with other professionals to give you individualized 1:1 treatment specific to your sport and goals.

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How do PRP injections address shoulder pain?

Platelet Rich Plasma treatment consists of concentrated platelets that include dozens of growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators in plasma. Growth factors naturally stimulate healing activities, including reducing inflammation and recruiting the body’s circulating stem cells to the area. Healing in your damaged shoulder speeds up thanks to the influx of your own concentrated platelets, growth factors, and anti-inflammatory mediators.

Dr. Penhollow obtains PRP by drawing a sample of your blood and processing it in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the platelets and growth factors. Then she uses ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy (x-ray) to precisely deliver the PRP into your shoulder joint and the soft tissues.

How does adult stem cell therapy reduce shoulder pain?

Dr. Penhollow offers either bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) cell therapy or adipose (fat) cell therapy (MFAT). She harvests your own (autologous) mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from your bone marrow or fat. Then she concentrates the cells in a centrifuge and immediately places them using ultrasound and/or fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance at the sites of injury in your shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissues.

The high concentration of MSCs and other important proteins and growth factors in the BMAC and MFAT helps your body address the pain and inflammation of acute and chronic shoulder injuries.

How does prolotherapy help shoulder pain?

During prolotherapy treatment, Dr. Penhollow uses ultrasound guidance to precisely deliver a solution of dextrose and a local anesthetic into and around the damaged tissues. Dextrose stimulates your body’s natural healing response, which in turn signals the body to deliver your own circulating platelets and growth factors to the area.

This is particularly useful for hypermobility and laxity of the ligaments around the shoulder and for painful trigger points in the upper back and neck that can develop because of the shoulder injury.

If you need help with acute or chronic shoulder pain, call Precision Regenerative Medicine or request an appointment online today.