Management for Chronic Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain at Shepherd Center

Interventional pain management and treatments for chronic shoulder, arm, and hand pain

Shoulder, arm, and hand pain can be persistent pain in the shoulders, upper arms, elbows, wrists, or hands. Pain in these areas may be caused by injury, nerve damage, muscle or ligament damage, or nerve problems. When pain in the shoulder, arm, or hand becomes chronic, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to identify and complex to treat.

Since its inception, the Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute has used a multidisciplinary approach to help patients find the root cause of their pain while providing specialized and innovative treatment plans to restore and improve quality of life.

This comprehensive and holistic approach to chronic pain management includes a variety of treatment options such as interventional pain management treatments, physical therapy, pain psychology, and referrals to other specialists and clinics at Shepherd Center. 

Common Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain Conditions We Treat

  • Bicep tendinitis 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Myofascial pain syndrome 
  • Neuropathic pain 
  • Osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • Phantom limb pain 
  • Rotator cuff injuries 
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome 
  • Spasms, spasticity, and contractures
  • Suprascapular neuropathy 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome 

Interventional Pain Management Treatments for the Shoulder, Arm, and Hand

The Pain Institute offers many interventional pain management treatments to help treat and manage chronic spine pain. Your dedicated care team of pain specialists will tailor your treatment approach based on your conditions and symptoms. Interventional pain management can include procedure-based interventions and invasive procedures. Common treatments offered for the shoulder, arm, and hand at the Pain Institute include: 

  • Botox injections
  • Cervical epidurals
  • Cortisone injections (subacromial) 
  • Intracapsular (glenoid) injections 
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve stimulators
  • Prolotherapy 
  • Stellate ganglion blocks 
  • Suprascapular nerve blocks 
  • Trigger point injections 
  • Ultrasound-guided injections 

For details about these treatments, please call the Pain Institute at 404-603-4203.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain

To complement interventional pain management treatments, your pain specialist may also recommend physical therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. Our dedicated physical therapist uses a variety of techniques and strategies to help reduce pain, improve strength, and increase endurance. Each physical therapy treatment plan is individually tailored to meet your goals and optimize outcomes.

Learn More about Physical Therapy for Pain

The physical therapist in the Pain Institute performs therapy on a patient as they are laying down holding a weighted ball overhead

Carolynn Goerke and her husband, James, smile while seated at a wedding reception
Patient Testimonial

Nobody could tell me what was wrong, so they were limited in what they could offer in terms of a solution. The Pain Institute at Shepherd Center had more in their arsenal than other doctors we saw and offered us hope.

Carolyn Goerke
Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute 

Psychological Therapy Services for Chronic Shoulder, Arm, and Hand Pain

Our comprehensive approach to pain management also addresses the psychological and emotional responses to pain — such as stress, anxiety, or depression — which can often contribute to a vicious cycle of pain. Our dedicated pain psychologist is trained to help people with chronic pain improve their conditions and symptoms for the mind, body, and soul. Both individual and group sessions are available and use evidence-based techniques such as biofeedback, mindfulness-based training, and cognitive behavioral restructuring. 

Learn More about Psychological Therapy for Pain

 Shepherd Director of Psychology, Laurie Nash, sits in her office with patient, Quinn Hogan.

Appointments and Referrals for the Pain Institute

Located within Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the Pain Institute offers convenient access and free parking. A variety of scheduling options are provided, including repeat appointment times when available. As a one-stop shop for chronic pain, patients have access to the most comprehensive pain services, from a visit with a dedicated pain specialist to physical therapy, pain psychology, and more.

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Dean Stroud Spine and Pain Institute at Shepherd Center

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Our Address

2020 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30309-1465

Clinic Hours

Monday to Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

8:30 a.m. - Noon ET