Are steroid shoulder injections or surgery the only options for shoulder pain treatment?

Medica Stem Cells Clinics offer minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives for shoulder pain treatment to get your life back on track without shoulder surgery or steroid injections!

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The shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in the human body. The mobility of this joint makes it susceptible to several injuries, especially in athletes who regularly overuse shoulder joint with repetitive overhead movements or athletes who participate in a contact sport. Shoulder injuries, tend to heal slowly and managing shoulder injury is difficult with conventional treatment. Non-surgical Regenerative Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell Therapy for the shoulder is the next-generation treatment that treats the cause of pain, not just the symptoms. Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option for the shoulder pain that has been proven successful by researchers and doctors. The doctors utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions, including rotator cuff tear, shoulder pain arthritis treatment, osteoarthritis, labral tear, shoulder bursitis treatment, frozen shoulder and overuse injuries. Stem Cell Treatment for shoulder pain is a viable alternative to shoulder replacement surgery.

Shoulder surgery and post-surgical recovery can be painful, requiring a lengthy rehabilitation period to restore strength and mobility. We, at Medica Stem Cells Clinic, provide an alternative to alleviate shoulder pain with Regenerative Treatment procedures like Stromal Vascular Fraction Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP Therapy. Patients typically experience little or no downtime after Regenerative treatments.

The non-surgical Regenerative Therapy utilises biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body to help self-heal disease and injury by accelerating healing, regenerating tissue and combatting pain, thus reducing dependency on pain medication or surgery.


Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments are a same-day procedures and the options are:


In certain cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol.  However, in some instances, the complete protocol for treatment involves the administration of a series of injections during several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is made at the discretion of the Consultant, depending on your unique case.


Regenerative Therapy, like PRP therapy and Stromal Vascular Fraction therapy, works best for shoulder arthritis treatment and the following conditions:


Please contact us for a consultation and get a complete assessment to determine whether or not your condition is treatable with these minimally invasive, non-surgical regenerative procedures.


What are the top Benefits of Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments?

With so many treatment options out there, you may be wondering what benefits make Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments different. Overall Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimum worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home almost straight after injections in the affected area.


Here are the top benefits to be aware of:

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Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications

Regenerative Therapy is a, minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful shoulder surgery and a lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes 1-2 hours. No general anaesthesia is required, and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, you can resume physical activity much faster than after invasive shoulder surgery.


Minimal post-procedural recovery time

One of the most time-consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but the recovery time. With Regenerative therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.


No use of general anaesthesia

Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes you feel and get anxious at the thought of anaesthesia? Regenerative Therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe, increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.


Same day procedure

After a comprehensive examination and review of your case, the Consultant advises a few blood tests & radio-imaging scans. These tests help to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition. Based on the reports, the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case. In a few cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients, however, the complete procedure involves a series of injections in several treatment sessions.


Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission

Your immune system has no reason to attack your cells, and there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. Studies show that no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells, thus eliminating any risks of rejection.
Like any procedure, there is a little risk of infection at the sample collection site. We eliminate this risk by performing the procedure in a sterile environment.

In general, Regenerative Medica Stem Cells Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. However, to determine if you will benefit from Regenerative Treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic. Our Consultant will review your medical records and evaluate whether you could benefit from our therapies. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and uniqueness of your case.
Several studies have been published in the field of Regenerative medicine demonstrating the efficacy of Regenerative Treatments like Stem Cell therapy, PRP etc. Regenerative therapies have now been utilised in clinical practice to treat degenerative knees, hips, shoulders and other joints for more than five years and are demonstrating excellent results. Patients see a marked reduction in pain as well as improvement in cartilage quality. A lot of research is still conducted proving the efficacy of stem cell therapy for management and treatment of chronic pain. The trials concerning Regenerative therapies are widely published online (ex. on PubMed)and readily available for all to access. The use of Regenerative Treatments has proven to be both a safe and effective means of treating many conditions. These treatments allow the body to heal and regenerate in ways that were impossible before. Regenerative technology provides a natural alternative to the use of medication and surgeries, which may be more harmful and invasive.Regenerative Therapy procedures are quickly becoming a first-line treatment for chronic pain, degenerative joint disease, like arthritis or osteoarthritis and many other conditions. They are providing a minimally invasive option to avoid invasive surgical repair. There are many Medica Stem Cells patient testimonials on our website who have experienced significant improvements in their condition for You to view.
Regenerative Therapy only takes 1-2 hours to complete. The procedure is an outpatient treatment, and no general anaesthesia is required. Most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication either. Patients will be able to go home almost immediately after the administration of the injections. Since this Therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged areas, patients will not feel the effect of the injections immediately. Most patients will experience reduced pain and improved mobility over time, mainly due to the strong anti-inflammatory effect and the growth factors associated with adult mesenchymal cells and SVF.The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at the injection site. This will not be restrictive; however, mild pain in the treatment area may persist for a few days. The pain is easily managed by rest, and if needed, simple pain killers.Shoulder injuries or conditions may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically, it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it.Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Review sessions are done at our clinic, but in certain cases can be arranged by video / phone call.You will require to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point during the review sessions.The outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another, depending on the type and severity of the condition, age, etc.


Regenerative Therapy for Shoulder Pain may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe shoulder replacement alternatives. Regenerative Treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The Consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.


Your first step to exploring your shoulder pain treatment options is scheduling a appointment with our Consultant. To do so, call us on 020 8168 2000 or book a consultation online or request a call back today!