At Pain Relief Institute, our Chicago shoulder specialists are here to help you discover and treat the underlying cause of your discomfort with effective and innovative approaches, so you can get back to your active life as soon as possible.

Conservative Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Non-Surgical Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Pain Relief Institute is the premier destination in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for Shoulder Pain Treatment that are innovative and alternatives to steroid injections and surgery. We cater to athletes, active adults and seniors who are not interested in simply masking their discomfort with medications or temporary relief from cortisone injections but rather in natural proven regenerative options. Maximizing your body’s natural healing response and potentially improve the underlying etiology of your discomfort, so you can make a full return to your active lifestyle.

We specialize in regenerative, innovative and non-surgical treatment approaches that have helped many of our patients find relief from their shoulder pain. With years of experience researching and performing these cutting-edge techniques, few physicians in the country have more to offer than our Chicago shoulder specialists to heal your injuries and deliver profound pain relief so you can enjoy life again without limitations.

Other Non-Surgical Alternatives for Shoulder Pain:

Other Non-Surgical Alternatives for Shoulder Pain:

Pain Relief Institute Chicago offers several Non-Surgical Alternatives to shoulder pain. PRI offers MLS and HILT Laser therapy, both are completely non-invasive alternatives and the results are often felt within minutes of the treatment. Patients have often compared them to relieve similar to steroid injections without being invasive and negative longterm effects of steroids.  

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain


Shoulder pain can be caused by countless conditions that can make performing daily tasks and leading an active lifestyle feel impossible. Some of the most common ones include:

Bursitis is a painful condition that affects the small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near your joints. Bursitis occurs when bursae become inflamed.

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones in your joints gradually deteriorates. Cartilage is a firm, slippery tissue that enables nearly frictionless joint motion. Eventually, if the cartilage wears down completely, bone will rub on bone.

Acute or chronic rotator cuff tendinitis: inflammation or irritation of a tendons  associated with the rotator cuff muscles that attach muscle to bone. The condition causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint.

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries occur most often in people who repeatedly perform overhead motions in their jobs or sports. Sometimes, rotator cuff tears may occur as a result of a single injury. In those circumstances, medical care should be provided as soon as possible.

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when blood vessels or nerves in the space between your collarbone and your first rib (thoracic outlet) are compressed. This can cause pain in your shoulders and neck and numbness in your fingers.

Shoulder Sprain: A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments (of the shoulder joint) the tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect two bones together in your joints. The most common location for a sprain is in your ankle.

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, worsen over time and then resolve, usually within one to three years.

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Diagnosing the cause of your shoulder pain.

When you arrive at Pain Relief Institute to be assessed for shoulder pain, the medical teams first priority will be to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Because there are many causes of shoulder pain, this is a critical step that will largely influence the effectiveness of our treatment approach. PRI’s Chicago shoulder pain treatment specialists take the time to really listen to the patients descriptions of symptoms and history to identify the correct diagnosis before your making treatment suggestions, ensuring a more effective, convenient and affordable experience for you.

PRI’s Chicago shoulder pain treatment specialists take the time to really listen to the patients descriptions of symptoms and history From there, they will examine your shoulder and perform comprehensive tests to identify what’s causing your pain and joint mobility challenges. In many cases X-rays will be taken to assess arthritic changes that may have taken place. Once the underlying cause has been identified, making treatment suggestions, ensuring a more effective, convenient and affordable experience for you. Resolving the issue, relieving your pain and restoring your quality of life.

Diagnosing the Cause of your Shoulder Pain

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