Shoulder Pain

Important Facts

About 28 million Americans experience migraines, typically beginning in their 20s. Prevalence is higher in women, with 70% of those with migraines are women. The shoulder is a complex joint. It is composed of 4 muscles, 2 tendons, 3 ligaments, and 3 bones. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, making it the least stable joint in the body. Surgery is not always the answer. There are many noninvasive treatments to try before considering surgery

What Are My Treatment Options?

  • Stem Cell Therapy

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma

  • Acupuncture 

  • Massage Therapy 

  • Trigger Point Injections 

  • Traumeel and Zeel Injections 

  • Subacromial Bursa Injection 

  • Suprascapular Nerve Block 

  • Acromio-Clavicular Joint Injection 

  • Gleno-Humeral Joint Injection

Medications Used for Shoulder Pain

  • Over-the-Counter Painkillers

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications

  • Muscle Relaxers

  • Topical Creams

  • Opioids – The most risky. There is a possibility for resistance and needing higher doses to get the same effect. This can lead to accidental overdose.

Fluoroscopy Imaging

  • Fluoroscopy allows for multi-angle views to ensure accuracy for shoulder joints.

Ultrasound Imaging

  • Ultrasound guided injections improves accuracy for shoulder bursa injections.
  • Ultrasound is a cost effective imaging technique.
  • You will not be exposed to radiation

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis or Bursitis
  • Tendon Tears
  • Arthritis
  • Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury

Pain Types and Treatments

At Carolinas Pain Center we serve patients dealing with all types of pain. Read about some of the most common types of pain that we treat.

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