Shoulder Pain Specialist

Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management

Pain Management Physicians located in Staten Island, NY & Hartsdale, NY

Shoulder pain can be so intense that it’s hard to get dressed, brush your hair, or perform other simple movements that you daily take for granted. Fortunately, the Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York, locations of Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management offer advanced therapies, including platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy, to help you alleviate shoulder pain without surgery. Use online booking or call the office to schedule today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

If you're experiencing shoulder pain, there may be a variety of possible causes, including:

Rotator cuff damage

The rotator cuff, a capsule within your shoulder, houses tendons that are crucial for shoulder joint support and arm movement. Tears, inflammation, or other damage in your rotator cuff can mean major shoulder pain.

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder happens when your connective shoulder tissues grow too thick and become inflamed. This, in turn, can cause severe stiffness in your shoulder, making you unable to move it normally without pain.


When your shoulder pain is a result of arthritis, it usually means you have shoulder joint deterioration.


With bursitis, the cushioning pads around your shoulder joints become highly inflamed, making movement painful.

Shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement happens when a tendon grows inflamed and rubs directly against your shoulder blade.

No matter what caused your shoulder pain, it can cause problems with shoulder movement, arm movement, and general functioning.


How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The experienced team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management believes in careful and complete evaluations. A thorough exam yields the most information and helps your doctor determine the proper treatment.

Your evaluation includes a discussion of your symptoms, your concerns, and your questions about your shoulder pain. Next, your doctor performs a gentle examination, during which you move your shoulder as directed.

Although the physical exam may give your doctor enough information to make a diagnosis, an imaging test such as X-rays, CT scan, or MRI is often needed. With this information, your doctor can create a pain management plan for your individual needs.


How is shoulder pain treated?

Shoulder pain treatment depends on the cause of the pain and your symptoms. Treatment may include:

  • Medication
  • Steroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy
  • Medical marijuana


If you're looking for the most effective long-term treatment, your doctor may recommend platelet-rich plasma, for faster healing, or stem cell therapy, for tissue regeneration. Both of these therapies give you powerful pain relief through the healing of the damaged tissue. Other types of therapy are usually for short-term pain relief.

Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management can help you with your shoulder pain. Book your appointment online or by phone today.