Shoulder pain can come on suddenly or gradually without an immediate cause being apparent. Diagnosing the cause on your own is further complicated by the fact that other parts of the body may actually be the source of the pain. This is why working with a doctor that understands the interconnectivity of the human body and its systems is paramount to getting proper treatment and effectively recovering.
At Vitality Integrative Wellness, our goal is to respect the interconnectivity of the human body by treating the ‘whole’ patient. This means we approach the root cause of pain, especially with conditions that cause shoulder pain.
If you have only just begun experiencing shoulder pain, you do not necessarily need to run to a doctor right away unless the pain is severe.
Here are some steps to take before seeing a doctor:
If these steps do not resolve the problem within a couple weeks, or if the problem worsens, it’s time to consider your options with a doctor.
Potential Causes of Shoulder Pain
There are many potential causes of shoulder pain, but the most common causes fall into the following four categories:
Other rarer causes of shoulder pain include infection, tumors, and nerve-related issues. If you suspect one of these problems, see a doctor immediately.
Regenerative Medicine Compared to ‘Degenerative’ Medicine
Western medicine has come a long way, but it is still full of a lot of what we like to refer to as, “degenerative medicine.” “Degenerative” relates, of course, to the progressive deterioration and/or loss of effectiveness of a substance.
When we talk about “degenerative medicine” as it relates to orthopedic conditions, we’re talking about treatments that lose effectiveness over time or fail to restore function. At the bare minimum, we’re talking about treatments that often don’t do much to restore quality of life and inspire a worthwhile difference in the patient’s condition.
Some examples include:
What makes regenerative medicine different and, under certain situations, a potentially better solution are the following benefits:
Another benefit of regenerative medicine is that it has been shown in several clinical trials to address the root cause of many medical issues rather than to just treat the symptoms. While we are still a long way from being able to refer to regenerative medicine as being a “cure” for many issues, there is still much evidence that shows that the therapy may potentially go beyond treating the symptoms. This means regenerative medicine may offer qualified patients a greater improvement to quality of life when compared to traditional Western medicine.
Only a doctor can evaluate your eligibility and determine if regenerative therapy is right for you. For questions, contact us today!
Choose Vitality Integrative Wellness
Dr. Ali Nassiry, Medical Director & Founder of Vitality Integrative Wellness, has a unique approach to regenerative medicine. Practical and effective, our regenerative therapies combined with traditional medicine have shown a strong rate of success for favorable candidates. Many of our patients have reported noticeable and worthy improvements to many of their conditions and/or symptoms. Some stories are practically miraculous in the level of improvement reported.
Results from regenerative medicine may vary, but we welcome new success stories every day. From slight pain relief to remarkable transformations in quality of life, we consistently hear that regenerative therapies were worth it. Our goal is to give our patients a newfound confidence in their ability to live their lives well. From surviving to thriving, Vitality Integrative Wellness wants to get you past whatever obstacle is keeping you from living up to your maximum potential.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with our medical office today! You may also call us at: 714-707-2020.