Stem Cell Shoulder Treatment Rather than Surgery

Stem Cell Shoulder Treatment Rather than Surgery

The shoulder is an amazing and complicated ball-and-socket joint and is the most mobile joint in the body. This special freedom is possible since the socket part of the joint is quite shallow, so it needs a set of four tendons–the rotator cuff–to hold the ball securely in the socket as you lift and rotate your arm.

Rotator cuff tears are the most frequent injury of the shoulder, and because of the complexity of the joint, surgery is hard, painful, and may require lengthy therapy. The Tomorrow Doctor stem cell shoulder therapy may enable you to pass on the operation and use your own stem cells to cure your tear.

There are important questions you should ask as you compare shoulder operation to the patented Tomorrow Doctor protocol for stem cell shoulder therapy.

1. Is a Rotator Cuff Tear Observed on MRI a Strong Predictor for Anxiety?

There’s a really simple response to this: no! Common sense seems to dictate that if the doctor says there’s a rotator cuff tear on our MRI and our shoulder hurts, the tear and the pain has to be related. But, interestingly, there’s absolutely not any connection.

A recent research demonstrates that patients with larger rotator cuff tears actually had less pain. In actuality, the single most important thing that called pain was higher levels of the inflammatory marker IL-8 (interleukin 8), not the look of the tear on the MRI.

Be very careful if your doctor says you have shoulder issues simply based on the findings of an MRI. It’s somewhat more complicated than that.

2. Is Rotator Cuff Recovery after Surgery Associated with Progress?

This sure seems to generate a good deal of sense, right? The physician’s going to go in and sew your shoulder up. It is going to heal, your shoulder is going to feel much better. But, in actuality, recent study indicates that if we consider a great number of different studies, this does not happen. There isn’t a excellent correlation between the improvement of the individual and whether the rotator cuff actually treated.

As an example, we see patients with MRIs show improvement in the healing of the rotator cuff after operation who do just fine, but we also see patients whose MRIs show no advancement in their recovery who do just fine. So patient-reported results were generally improved, whether the fix restored the integrity of the rotator cuff.

3. What is the Existing MRI Proof That Stem Cell Injections (Without Surgery) Can Boost Rotator Cuff Look on MRI?

A month or two after the patients failed the patented Tomorrow Doctor stem cell shoulder therapy, the after images show no rotator cuff tear. While there isn’t any guarantee that this occurs in every individual, it is encouraging evidence that this is a promising technique.

4. Is There Published Research Tomorrow Doctor Injections for Shoulder Arthritis and Rotator Cuff Tear?

Yes, and if we look at what has been released, Tomorrow Doctor is the only group so far which has released any information on using stem cells to treat shoulder injuries.

We determined that by measuring our patients’ activity levels with a DASH (disabilities of the arm, shoulder, and hand) scale. Patients answer questions on a scale of 1 through 5 with 1 being no problem performing the action and 5 being incapable to perform the activity. The DASH average score rose from 36.1 to 17.1 for our 115 patients. Their pain level decreased from 4.3 to 2.4 from 10 points. This information is gathered in a case series that is followed in registries. For the 115 patients in the guide, data was gathered as they were treated, not in a randomized controlled trial.

5. Is There Any RCT Data on This Strategy?

The video shows the early results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) we’re in the process of doing. The trial includes twenty patients who were randomized either to exercise treatment or to the Tomorrow Doctor stem cell shoulder therapy.

In respect to function (DASH Function) and pain (NPS), you can see in both cases the patients do better in the group which was treated with the patented Tomorrow Doctor protocol versus the group that was treated with only exercise treatment (i.e., physical therapy). In reality the function and pain are worse in patients treated with exercise therapy, while the pain and function tend to be better in the patients treated with the Tomorrow Doctor protocol.

The upshot? Using your body’s own healing mechanisms to relieve your shoulder pain and treat a rotator cuff tear is a promising alternative to surgery. The Tomorrow Doctor stem cell shoulder therapy is a unique and patented stem cell process.

Dr. Curt Collins