More than 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis and it is the leading cause of disability for adults in the U.S. Treatment for arthritis typically focuses on managing the symptoms. At Cell Bionics Institute, interventional pain management specialist, Nameer Haider, MD, FAAPM&R, DABPM, utilizes cutting-edge treatments focused on healing joint damage to alleviate your symptoms and restore joint function. For relief from your arthritis, call the office in Sterling, Virginia, or Utica, New York, or you can book an appointment using the online booking tool.
Arthritis isn’t a specific disease, but rather a medical term that indicates joint inflammation and tenderness. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and health conditions that lead to joint inflammation.
Arthritis can affect any joint in your body and generally worsens as you get older. In addition to inflammation and pain, arthritis can also affect joint mobility and function, which may significantly affect your quality of life.
As previously mentioned, there are numerous types of arthritis. However, some are more common than others. The most common types of arthritis include:
Most people who have arthritis have osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis develops as the cartilage in between your joints wears away as you get older.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition. This type of arthritis occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the lining of your joints.
Psoriatic arthritis is also an autoimmune condition. However, with psoriatic arthritis, the immune system attacks the connective tissue, such as your cartilage, tendons, or ligaments.
Arthritis also affects the spine and may be the underlying cause of your chronic back pain.
Dr. Haider conducts comprehensive evaluations when you come in to see him for help with your arthritis. His evaluation aims to determine the right diagnosis, which is essential for the development of the most effective treatment plan.
During your evaluation, Dr. Haider reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam focusing on the joint or joints affected by arthritis. He may request diagnostic tests, such as blood work, X-rays, or an MRI, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis and assess the degree of joint damage.
Dr. Haider develops personalized treatments for the management of arthritis based on your diagnosis, the severity of your symptoms, and your current and future health needs. Cell Bionics Institute is a full-service interventional pain management practice, and Dr. Haider offers many treatments aimed at alleviating your joint pain and improving your quality of life.
Treatment options may include:
In addition to reducing your arthritis symptoms, Dr. Haider offers regenerative medicine to heal your damaged joint to optimize function and maximize pain reduction. For arthritis, he may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the healing properties found in your blood to help reduce joint inflammation and stimulate tissue repair. With PRP therapy, you may be able to avoid more invasive treatments such as joint replacement surgery.
For comprehensive arthritis care that’s focused on joint healing, contact Cell Bionics Institute by phone or book an appointment online today.