Ouch! Shoulder Pain and how IPI treats it

Shoulder pain is caused by a variety of conditions and injuries. Make an appointment with Dr. Fussell to diagnosis and treat your pain.

Intra-articular Joint Injections

An intrathecal pump or a “pain pump” is a device that delivers small quantities of pain medication such as morphine or baclofen, directly to the spinal fluid. When delivered in small doses, pain medications may minimize the side effects often experienced with larger oral doses of the same medications.

A pump can lessen the pain associated with failed back surgery, cancer, or nerve pain. It can also reduce spasticity, or muscle rigidity, in patients with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

A trial intrathecal injection or a temporary intrathecal pump is usually performed to determine whether the medication is effective and a permanent pump is appropriate.



Prolotherapy is a complementary treatment for muscle and joint pain. The treatment involves repeated injections of an irritant solution into part of a joint — the joint’s interior, for example, or a supporting tendon or ligament. The irritant, usually a sugar solution, is thought to trigger growth in the connective tissue of the joint, eventually leading to reduced pain.

Platelet Rich Therapy

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an advanced treatment that can help repair and regenerate injured soft tissue and reduce pain. Multiple published scientific studies have confirmed the effectiveness of this therapy, and thousands of patients – including professional athletes – have benefited from PRP injections. PRP therapy may be an alternative to surgery. Ask for a consultation on your specific chronic pain case by contacting Interventional Pain Institute (IPI) at (229) 405-2470.

Stem Cell

Adult stem cell therapy can effectively treat many conditions ranging from degenerative arthritis to ligament and tendon injuries. Stem cell therapy at IPI may alleviate not only chronic pain but also dysfunction from arthritis and chronic injuries.

Dr. Fussell uses embryonic stem cells. These stem cells help to repair and regenerate wounded tissue. The procedure involves minimally invasive bone marrow extraction and image-guided injections to precisely target areas of injured tissue.

Radio Frequency Neurolysis

RFN is a treatment offered by a Dr. Fussell when conservative treatments such as rest, medications, and physical therapy have failed to treat joint pain. This procedure provides long-term relief from joint pain in many areas of the body including the neck, back, pelvis, hips, and knees.

RFN uses heat to lesion and desensitize (turn off) specific nerves in order to stop them from releasing pain signals from a joint. Since the lesioned nerve regrows very slowly, patients can enjoy long-term pain relief for months or even years at a time. Ask for a consultation on your specific chronic pain case by contacting Interventional Pain Institute (IPI) at (229) 405-2470.

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