Center for Pain Management & Rehabilitation
Midwest Joint Pain Institute, SC
PHONE: 309 689 8888
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2015 April Newsletter
Shoulder Pain Relief

Dear Friends and Patients,

Welcome to Center For Pain Management & Rehab.,SC (CPMR) newsletter!

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the great news and successful stories from our patients. As you know, our nationally renowned pain and rehab specialists at CPMR provide the most effective treatments for all kinds of painful conditions and our state-of-the-art facility is proud to be one of the top pain management and rehabilitation centers in the country. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists is able to devise individually-tailored care plans for each patient, and we work closely with you, the patient's local provider, to collaborate in the patient's care.

Commonly treated conditions: back pain, neck pain, arthritis (all kinds on joint pain), shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, neuropathy, muscle pain/fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated or bulging disc, sciatica and spinal stenosis and more.

In this article, we discuss the use of prolotherapy for shoulder pain.


Yibing Li, MD
Medical Director, Founder
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehab.
Board Certified in Pain Medicine

Latest Treatment Leading To Ultimate Cure For Shoulder Pain

Platelet Rich Plasma
Prolotherapy for Rotator Cuff

A rotator cuff tear/tendinitis occurs when one or more tendons in the rotator cuff become inflamed through injury or overuse. The rotator cuff, which stretches between the upper arm and the shoulder blade, allows individuals to move their arm in various directions. Inflammation causes the tendons to become weak until they eventually tear.

"A patient with a rotary cuff tear may notice a clicking or grating sound or may have trouble lifting his arm," says Dr. Li. "The tear may be small or tear all the way through."

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)/Prolotherapy, a natural regenerative therapy, has been employed as an alternative to shoulder surgery for chronic shoulder pain, labral tears and rotator cuff tears. "Prolotherapy offers a lasting solution for chronic pain that has not been seen with traditional anti-inflammatory treatment," says Dr. Li. "Most commonly, it is used to treat sports injuries, shoulder joint degeneration, tendon injuries, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, labral tear injuries and rotator cuff injuries." PRP/Prolotherapy is a procedure that stimulates the body's natural healing processes to strengthen joints weakened by trauma or arthritis. Traditional approaches with anti-inflammatory drugs and surgery often fail to stabilize the joint and relieve pain permanently. PRP/Prolotherapy has unique ability to directly address the cause of instability and repair the weakened sites, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint and offers an exciting option to accelerate and enhance healing of tendons. See details at or

At CPMR, we use holistic approach and provide the most effective treatments in treating knee pain with a success rate of 90% without surgical intervention.

And now, we're making it easier than ever for people with shoulder pain to get help. Our new, easy-to-navigate, web page is designed to help patients learn more about their treatment options. Just visit our website or contact us by phone at 309-689-8888.