Are you living with shoulder pain? If so, you are in good company, because shoulder pain is extremely common. According to statistics, approximately 26% of the adult population seek care for pain in the shoulder and up to 70% of people will experience clinical shoulder pain in their lifetime.[1] There is a large number of potential causes of shoulder pain and they are diverse; from postural issues to gallbladder inflammation to cardiac issues, a thorough history and physical examination are vital to correctly addressing the root cause of the problem you are experiencing.

Injuries from sport activities or work are most often seen as dislocations or injury from repetitive overhead motions. Misalignments in the spine or shoulder itself can cause pinching of nerves and degeneration over time. All of these include some level of discomfort and can greatly affect a person’s quality of life.

Once the source of the pain is isolated, a treatment plan can be developed. Chiropractic care is an option, and depending on the seriousness of the injury, injections and even surgery may be in the cards. However, one should consider other treatments based in functional medicine, as well, that may not require as much downtime.

For instance, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) have provided doctors with a revolutionary ability to regenerate tissue within the shoulder.[2] Our very own Dr. Ian saw positive results within 1 week, and after a few months had regained full range of motion and strength with no pain.

In our office, we use MSC’s derived from healthy (exhaustively screened with 20 tests) umbilical cord tissue. There are several benefits to this as opposed to using stem cells harvested from one’s own body. First, stem cells decrease as we age, therefore the concentration in a newborn’s umbilical cord is exponentially higher. Another factor to consider is how active these stem cells are. You are born with all the stem cells you will ever have, and as you age, this declines rapidly. Your stem cells in your body are as old as you are. Stem cells derived from umbilical tissue are still fully charged and have been shown to replicate on a much higher level.

In summary our stem cell product is more potent and easier to use. To find out more, and potentially save $500 or more on your stem cell injections, come out to one of our group consultations or read more of our blog posts!

Our office phone number is (303) 882-8447.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3127806/#B2
[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4413017/