Interventional Pain Management for Advanced Arthritis
Interventional Pain Management to Ease the Pain and Discomfort from Arthritis
Arthritis is a common joint discomfort that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased range of motion for the joints. Arthritis pain may range from mild, moderate to severe, and if this is untreated, it may progress or worsen over time.
Arthritis is common to adults age 65 and above, but it may affect anyone at any age, even children. The two forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid conditions.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Aging is the main factor why people suffer from osteoarthritis. As a person ages, his or her joint cartilage is more prone to wear-and-tear damages which may result to direct bone grinding. This may now restrict movement and causes pain and discomfort.
Rheumatoid conditions happen when the immune system of the body attacks the synovial membrane of the joint capsules of the bone. The synovial lining becomes swollen and inflamed causing too much discomfort and pain. This, in turn, may result in severe damage to the cartilage and bones of the affected joint.
Some rheumatoid conditions that can affect joints include: rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, infectious arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
What causes arthritis?
Most kinds of arthritis depend on some or a combination of factors but have no specific cause. In most cases, arthritis appears to be unpredictable and it can attack at any time.
Other underlying factors that may increase the risk of arthritis are age, gender, previous injury, infection, smoking, physically demanding occupation, food and fluid intake and genetically inherited.
The cause of arthritis varies on the type of arthritis. The possible causes of arthritis may include the following:
- Injury leading to degenerative arthritis
- Abnormal metabolism leading to gout and pseudogout
- Genetically inherited such as osteoarthritis
- Infections like arthritis of Lyme disease
- Immune system dysfunction resulting in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus
Is there a cure for arthritis?
There is no cure for degenerative arthritis, however, many strides have been taken into controlling the symptoms associated with arthritis. The most comprehensive and advanced procedure to combat arthritis is through interventional pain management.
Interventional pain management is a medical option specializing in pain management. It is a holistic, advanced and professional approach to treat the discomfort and pain brought about by arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Advanced Sports & Spine provides the most ideal and advanced techniques to help relieve if not eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. Dr. Ahmad and his experienced staff ensure a comfortable, safe, effective and comprehensive pain management procedures.
Dr. Usman Ahmad will thoroughly examine your condition and review any history of symptoms, previous medical conditions and procedures if there are any, previous imaging studies, medications, and lifestyle. He will also examine the affected body parts for inflammation, swelling, stiffness, soreness or other signs of arthritis.
Once the cause is determined and diagnosed, Dr. Ahmad will recommend the most ideal interventional pain management program for your arthritic condition.
With interventional pain management, you will follow a series of visits that will effectively relieve you from the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. Dr. Ahmad will be there with you every step of the pain management program to ensure continuity of care, cure, recovery and prevention.
Advanced Sports & Spine uses the most advanced pain management equipment and facilities coupled with Dr. Ahmad’s expertise in interventional pain management to help arthritic patients get back to their healthy and worry-free lifestyle.
Interventional pain management aims to reduce the amount of pain if not to entirely relieve patients from pain while preventing additional damage to your body joints. Advance Sports & Spine is committed to helping patients recover and return their affected joints into its mobility, flexibility and functionality.
With interventional pain management, patients no longer need to suffer and worry about arthritis. You can learn more about arthritic pain management when you visit Advance Sports & Spine in Charlotte, NC or contact us today at 704-542-3988!