Arthritis Pain Specialist Questions and Answers
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What is Arthritis?
Arthritis – means inflammation of the joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis that affect the human population. Two of the most common types of arthritis, by a long shot, are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These two conditions cause chronic joint pain and restricted mobility, sometimes leading to disability.
The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis, or another name is degenerative arthritis. You can get degenerative arthritis in any joint of your body. However, it can be particularly debilitating in the spine, hands, hips, and knees. Osteoarthritis starts when the joint or joints becomes dysfunctional (either too much or not enough movement). A dysfunctional joint can be caused by blunt trauma (accident, collision, or a fall), accumulative trauma, poor posture, muscle imbalance, an old injury that did not heal correctly, poor gait (the way we walk or run), or even stress. If a joint becomes dysfunctional and does not get corrected, eventually inflammation occurs in the joint.
The second most common type is rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease. In this case your body’s own immune system attacks and breaks down the cartilage in your joints. It causes painful swelling in your affected joints, which eventually leads to joint deformity and bone erosion. Symptoms include painful and stiff, joints.
The inflammation caused by arthritis will cause further damage to the tissues and cartilage over time resulting in advanced arthritis. If not corrected the arthritis may become severe enough that surgery and joint replacement is necessary. The medical professionals at Golden State Medical Center are not only experts in correcting the damage of arthritis but are excellent in correcting dysfunctional joints that are the cause of degenerative arthritis. The medical staff at Golden State Medical Center are specialists at alleviating pain, correcting joint dysfunction, and the causes of your joint dysfunction so your condition does not return. Call us today to begin the process of a pain free life.
How do the doctors treat arthritis?
The use of regenerative medicine has helped many patients, in decreasing the symptoms of arthritis. Chiropractic doctors are experts in correcting dysfunctional joints that are one cause of degenerative arthritis. Physical rehabilitation therapy helps to resolve the muscle imbalances, which can be another cause of osteoarthritis.
How does regenerative medicine improve arthritis symptoms?
Regenerative medicine is the most exciting branch of medicine that holds the hope for many arthritis sufferers. Current research suggests that HCTP and PRP can help decrease inflammation and increase regeneration of tissue. HCTP and PRP are both naturally occurring and have no known side-effects. The latest research implies that the cells and growth factors in HCTP have especially been shown to be not only effective in decreasing inflammation and regenerating damaged tissue but also may be involved in immune modulation. Multiple studies are now suggesting that the cells in HCTP calm the overactive immune system much greater than the newest medications that are on the market today, with no side effects. These studies, involving both men and women who received MSC injections for rheumatoid arthritis enjoyed therapeutic benefits for up to nine months after receiving treatments.
How does chiropractic care help arthritis symptoms?
The cause of osteoarthritis is inflammation resulting from joint dysfunction (the joint moves too little or too much). Joint dysfunction is brought on by trauma, poor posture, muscle imbalance, an old injury that did not heal correctly, poor gait, or even stress. Chiropractic has been shown to restore joint, muscle, and nerve function to optimize health. The result is relief of pain and return to life’s activities.
How does physical rehabilitation therapy help arthritis symptoms?
Many spinal and extremity conditions are caused by or made worse by muscle imbalance. Muscle imbalance is caused by certain muscle groups being too tight or too weak. This is especially true for arthritis. Since, muscle imbalance is one cause for joint dysfunction, leading to arthritis, physical rehabilitation therapy can correct the muscle imbalance resulting in less inflammation and lass pain. Muscle imbalance over time can negatively affect how a person’s nervous system functions. This will result in loss of control over balance and coordination. Treatment must be comprehensive to include exercises to correct not only the muscle imbalance but to improve the nervous system function as well.
How is regenerative medicine a breakthrough for arthritis sufferers?
Arthritis sufferers must rely on taking constant medications to get through their daily lives. These pain medications have many side-effects that can create more health problems. Regenerative medicine is natural and appears to be a more effective approach to not only pain relief, but to reduce inflammation, and regenerate healthier cartilage and joint tissue without the dangerous side-effects of pain medications.
If you are tired of depending on prescription drugs and arthritis pain prevents you from fully enjoying your life, regenerative medicine treatments may be the right solution for you. Come to Golden State Medical Center for high-quality regenerative medicine services! If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment with us, you can do so through our website or by calling us. You can find Golden State Medical Center at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite 108, in San Ramon, California. We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA, and Pleasanton CA.