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shoulder pain in Charlotte


Shoulder pain is a very common condition that affects several individuals. Shoulder pain can occur as a result of several factors, but most are majorly due to tears or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons. Shoulder pains can also occur as a result of arthritis, dislocation of the shoulder joints, poor shoulder posture and rotation mechanics, and lots more.

Minor cases of shoulder pain can subside on their own. However, if you suspect pain around the shoulder region, it is advisable to seek medical attention immediately. At Advanced Sports & Spine, we provide treatment for shoulder pain in Charlotte to provide you with immediate relief and help relieve you from discomfort.

How it Works?

Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Pain

We address pain management using advanced treatment strategies for shoulder pain, including regenerative medicine in Charlotte. Regenerative medicine involves approaches that harness the body’s healing properties to treat pain. These procedures include PRP therapy and stem cell therapy, which address the root of the pain rather than treating the pain symptoms as seen with conventional medical treatments.

Recovery with regenerative medicine is fast, safe, and effective. It repairs damage to shoulder pain  naturally and improves mobility and quality of life so you can get back to doing the things that you love. We use stem cell therapy for more advanced shoulder conditions and PRP therapy for less severe shoulder pains.

Regenerative Medicine - PRP Therapy for the Shoulder

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a non-surgical regenerative treatment procedure that uses a person’s concentrated blood plasma to activate growth factors to accelerate the healing of tendons and muscles of the joints.  At Advanced Sports & Spine, we use PRP therapy to treat shoulder pains and conditions to make you feel and work more efficiently. PRP therapy efficiently reduces inflammation and increases collagen production for stronger shoulder tendons. With PRP therapy, treatment is safe, and recovery is fast!

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Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain

At Advanced Sports & Spine, we use stem cell therapy for advanced shoulder conditions. With this procedure, we achieve healing of shoulder pains by using stem cells to target the root of the pain and accelerate the repair of tendons, ligaments, and the joint. Stem cell therapy provides patients with  relief without opting for risky, invasive surgery.

Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary regenerative treatment approach for shoulder pains. Patients benefit from the therapy in the following ways:

  • Treatment with stem cell therapy is minimally invasive. Hence patients are protected from the risks of highly invasive surgery.
  • Recovery from stem cell therapy is fast and reduces pain effectively.
  • Stem cell therapy safely and effectively improves shoulder functionality, range of motion, and flexibility.
  • Because the procedure uses the patient’s own cells, the procedure is safe and has very little to no risk of rejection.

Who’s a candidate?

Have you been having shoulder pain that refuses to go away? Do you find it difficult to raise your arms? If rest and over-the-counter medications are not relieving your discomfort, then you may need to seek medical intervention to relieve chronic or severe shoulder pains.

If you have one or more of the following symptoms, feel free to contact our office for medical evaluation of your pain so we can design the best treatment plan for your condition:

prp therapyLimited mobility

bone marrow stem cellChronic or lingering shoulder pain

adipose derived stem cell therapyPain that worsens with movement

prp therapyShoulder injuries or dislocations

bone marrow stem cellOsteoarthritis

bone marrow stem cellReduced range of motion of the shoulder, such as inability to raise your arms

bone marrow stem cellTingling sensations

bone marrow stem cellSwelling around the shoulder regions


Corticosteroid Injections With or Without Ultrasound Guidance in charlotte
Corticosteroid Injections With or Without Ultrasound Guidance

Corticosteroid injections are administered for non-opioid and non-surgical treatment of shoulder pains and other shoulder conditions. The procedure involves the targeted delivery of corticosteroid solutions to the shoulder to facilitate quick recovery of shoulder pains. The procedure effectively provides relief from shoulder problems such as rotator cuff tears, rotator tendinitis, and more. Recovery from shoulder pains with corticosteroid injection is very fast and effective.

Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) Treatment Procedures in charlotte
Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) Treatment Procedures

The Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) is an innovative non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasonic imaging techniques for visualization and a tissue removal system to remove tendon scar tissue of the shoulder joints. The FAST procedure aims to remove diseased tissues so that patients can immediately return to their normal lifestyle following immediate recovery. The procedure is very fast, taking only 20 minutes, and promises the quick return of patients to their normal activities.

Genicular Neurotomy (Traditional Neurotomy and COOLIEF) in charlotte
Shoulder RFA (Traditional Neurotomy and COOLIEF)

Radiofrequency ablation of the shoulder is an innovative and proven non-surgical treatment for shoulder pains. It works by inhibiting pain signal transmission from the nerves to the brain. This procedure is an excellent replacement for surgical procedures and interventions that do not respond to conventional therapies. The procedure uses traditional neurotomy  or COOLIEF technology which creates a process that provides more opportunity to relieve pain compared to many other techniques. The procedure is safe, and it is without major adverse effects.

Peripheral Joint Injections in charlotte
Peripheral Joint Injections

Peripheral joint injection therapy is an outpatient injection procedure for the treatment of arthritis and tendinitis that can cause pain in the shoulder regions. They’re both diagnostic and therapeutic. They minimize pain by reducing inflammation through a targeted injection delivery system. This procedure is effective since medications are delivered directly to the joint.

Suprascapular Nerve Block in Charlotte
Suprascapular Nerve Block

Suprascapular nerve block is a safe and effective non-surgical procedure for treating chronic shoulder pains and shoulder conditions. The Suprascapular nerve block is capable of restoring functionality to arthritic shoulders and general shoulder conditions. The procedure is safe, effective, and offers great promise in improving an individual’s quality of life.

shoulder conditions

Shoulder pain is a common ailment that affects many people worldwide. Pain may be caused by inflammation of the shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, dislocated shoulder, and more. Common shoulder conditions include:

  • Shoulder pain due to tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Rupture of the rotator cuff
  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Nerve entrapment

If you experience shoulder pain, you can begin the following exercises to relieve the discomfort in your shoulders. These movements may help strengthen your shoulders and help restore mobility to the area. Avoid exercises that may increase your pain. Once your pain is under control, our experts may recommend additional strengthening exercises that will help aid your fast recovery.

  • Shoulder rolls
  • Pendulum stretch to aid movement
  • Cross-body arm swings
  • Cross-body shoulder stretch exercises
  • Child’s pose
  • Cow face pose
  • Ragdoll pose
  • Eagle arm stretch
  • Side-lying thoracic rotation
Dr. Usman Ahmad and the team at Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte

Frequently Asked Questions



We offer several different options for treating shoulder pain at our pain management center in Charlotte, NC. We treat shoulder pain using regenerative medical procedures such as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy. We also utilize innovative treatment methods such as suprascapular nerve blocks, peripheral joint injections, Radiofrequency ablation (Traditional Neurotomy and COOLIEF), and other revolutionary procedures for alleviating or eliminating shoulder pain.


Exercises are a great way to strengthen and support your shoulder and restore its mobility. A combination of exercises and treatments may be necessary to fully restore functionality to your shoulder and eliminate pain. Certain types of exercises may worsen pains in your shoulders, so we recommend that you discuss your exercise plans and choices with your doctor before you start them on your own to avoid further damage to your shoulder. A simple rule of thumb is to avoid exercises that worsen your pain. Our experts can assess the cause of your shoulder pain and recommend the appropriate exercises and treatments that are suitable for your shoulder condition.


Most cases of shoulder pains usually resolve on their own after a short time of a few exercises. However, shoulder pain that lingers on for weeks requires appropriate medical assessment. Untreated shoulder pains may affect a person’s quality of life and overall wellbeing, so it is always a good option to check with a pain specialist for appropriate therapy. A pain specialist like Dr. Ahmad can assess your pain, evaluate your symptoms, and help you prepare a treatment plan that will provide you immediate relief and restore functionality to your shoulder.


Shoulder pain is caused by several factors that may manifest from mild to severe cases of shoulder pain. Depending on the cause of the pain and level of discomfort, mild cases can resolve with rest or with just simple exercises. However, more serious cases may require intervention by pain specialists. It is difficult to tell if a shoulder pain resolves on its own or not, so it is advisable to consult with a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms so you can know the next steps.


It is usually difficult to tell if shoulder pain is serious or not at the initial onset. However, shoulder pains that linger on and refuse to go away after rest or interventions with over-the-counter pain relief or treatment with ice or heat therapy may be a severe case of shoulder pain. If you feel this way, it is the right time to contact a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms, determine the source, and design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.


The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. This makes it very unique. However, like other joints, it wears down with age and is prone to wear, tear, and injuries. 

A great way to keep your shoulders healthy is to protect your joints by strengthening them through exercising, stretching, and not overloading your joints. Exercise regularly, and develop scapular strengths to maintain your shoulder’s mobility, stability, and functionality.


The duration of discomfort from shoulder pain varies depending on the cause of the pain. Mild cases usually resolve on their own following a brief period of rest or intervention with over-the-counter medications. Acute pains involving minor injuries may resolve after some days or a couple of weeks. More severe cases usually require medical interventions by pain specialists to relieve your pain. Experts may recommend treatments, physical therapy in the form of exercises, and possible lifestyle changes that may relieve discomfort once the source of the pain has been determined.


Finding the right and effective treatment for shoulder pain requires determining the cause of the pain. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation with one of our experts. Once the root of your pain is known, we can devise a custom treatment plan to relieve your shoulder pain.

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