Shoulder Pain Treatment

Relief for Shoulder Pain in Nashville, TN

Shoulder Pain Nashville TNIf you’re experiencing shoulder pain that just won’t quit, consider visiting Precision Pain Care in Nashville, Tennessee. Founded and led by Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist, our practice provides relief for individuals with a variety of shoulder injuries and conditions. Our primary goal is to help our patients return to the activities they love as quickly as possible, and without the use of extensive surgeries and potentially addictive narcotics.

The shoulder is a complex joint that provides a full range of motion. Because of its intricate anatomy and frequent use, it is particularly susceptible to arthritis and injury caused by trauma or wear and tear. Living with shoulder pain can be exhausting, as this joint serves a key role in getting dressed, reaching for items on the top shelf, taking out the trash, and many other everyday motions.

Shoulder pain can develop as a result of a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Traumatic injury
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Labral tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder impingement

The first step in effectively treating chronic shoulder pain is to make an accurate diagnosis. Finding the most appropriate form of treatment depends on the specific type and extent of the condition that is causing the pain. When you visit Precision Pain Care in Nashville, TN, we will perform a thorough examination to determine the exact source of your pain, and will suggest treatments that factor in the specifics of your diagnosis, lifestyle, and health care preferences. Dr. Hilgenhurst will also carefully explain your condition and treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your care.

Of course, our shoulder pain treatment plans vary from patient to patient, but many cases of shoulder pain can be effectively managed with nonsurgical therapies, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP treatment) – the patient’s own blood platelets are injected into the shoulder to expedite the healing process
  • Stem cell therapy – mesenchymal stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow are used to trigger the body’s natural healing mechanisms

If you’re ready to leave persistent shoulder pain in the past, contact Precision Pain Care today to schedule your consultation at our center in Nashville, TN. We will be glad to provide you with more information about our innovative approach to treating shoulder discomfort.