Neuro Pain Consultants
Pain Management and Anesthesia Physicians located in Bloomfield Township, Clarkston and Sterling Heights, MI
As the leading cause of disability among American adults, arthritis is well-known for causing debilitating joint pain. If you already have arthritis, or recently started experiencing joint pain and stiffness, the board-certified physicians at Neuro Pain Consultants can help. With state-of-the-art offices in Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Macomb Township, and West Bloomfield, Michigan, you have a location nearby. Schedule online or over the phone.
Arthritis Q & A
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 types of inflammatory conditions that affect your joints. It’s typically used to describe pain resulting from damaged cartilage. Because several different types of arthritis exist, the exact cause of your condition depends on which type of arthritis you have. For example, you can develop arthritis because of:
- Family history of arthritis
- Wear-and-tear (osteoarthritis)
- Autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)
- Poor diet or being overweight (gouty arthritis)
You can even develop arthritis in your spine, a condition known as facet joint arthritis. This form of arthritis, which is usually age-related, causes the protective cartilage and synovial fluid between vertebrae to break down.
What are the symptoms of arthritis?
The most common symptom of arthritis is joint pain, which can be occasional or chronic. Depending on your specific diagnosis, arthritis can also lead to any of the following issues in or around your joints:
- Bone spurs
- Warmth over the joint
- Swelling or inflammation
The more arthritis progresses, the more likely you are to experience a limited range of motion. Before your arthritis gets to that point, schedule an evaluation at Neuro Pain Consultants.
Is there treatment for arthritis?
The expert pain management specialists at Neuro Pain Consultants offer plenty of innovative solutions to relieve acute arthritis discomfort and to delay the progression of the condition. Your arthritis treatment plan may include any of the following therapies:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
- Stem cell therapy
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Bracing or splinting
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
If you have severe joint deterioration from arthritis, or if you just can’t get effective relief from conservative therapies, you might be a candidate for arthritis surgery. This minimally invasive procedure involves fusing bones together, removing damaged or inflamed tissue, or reshaping joints, depending on your specific needs. With so many arthritis treatments available at Neuro Pain Consultants, you can expect fast and effective relief from joint discomfort once and for all.
Book your arthritis evaluation at Neuro Pain Consultants today. Click on the online scheduler or call your nearest office directly.
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