Treatments for rotator cuff tear, tendonitis, tendinosis, bursitis, and arthritis.

If you’re on this site, the conservative options for shoulder pain treatment have failed you: over the counter medications, rest, heat/ice, and physical therapy, to treat your shoulder issue. So what are you left with for treating shoulder injuries? Some pain management clinics may recommend a steroid injection into the area. The steroid can help temporarily with pain, but the potential side effects of the steroid such as weakening the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the area makes steroid injections a less than attractive choice. Other doctors may recommend arthroscopic surgery. Depending on your diagnosis, surgery may be warranted. Unfortunately, some surgeries may not work and may lead to complications such as persistent or new pain, necessity for opiate medications for pain control, and missed work.

At The Spine & Pain Center of California, achieving your best clinical outcome is our number one priority. We will first establish a definitive diagnosis of your condition. This will be done through a records review, physical examination, and personally reviewing available imaging studies. In addition a dynamic ultrasound may be used to assess movement of the affected shoulder to detect pathology which may not be evident on static images such as MRI or x-ray.

The Spine & Pain Center of California offers a variety of image guided, minimally invasive injection procedures using PRP to help treat shoulder conditions. Please note that PRP will NOT help a fully torn rotator cuff. PRP has been shown to be helpful in small rotator cuff tears, tendinosis, bursitis, and osteoarthritis. The Spine & Pain Center of California will fine tailor the right procedure for your condition, providing you the ability to avoid potentially harmful steroids or shoulder surgery.