Many of those who are new to the world of rheumatic conditions are also new to the world of treatments for these often incurable diseases. While many treatments directly relate less to medicine and more to food, vitamins and lifestyles, there are those which have been developed in a lab over time including injections, infusion medications and viscosupplementations.
While viscosupplementation are injections meant to relieve pain by supplementing the fluid often lost in joints due to diseases such as arthritis, many other injection therapies offered to those suffering from these symptoms are much different. For example, Actemra, one of the many injections offered in office at the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, is referred to as a biologic disease modifier. More than just a fluid injection meant to reduce pain, these genetically engineered drugs are meant to modify imbalances of the immune system related to these types of diseases. These modifiers all attempt to do the same thing in a variety of ways depending on the medication for example, in some, the agent is meant to block certain proteins while in others, the agents actually attempt to modify their behavior. No matter how the agent works, the point is to reduce symptoms and improve function in those who have had difficulty managing symptoms.
Rheumatologist Ferndale MI
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton MI, less than 40 miles from Ferndale. Whether you are newly diagnosed or a long term sufferer looking for answers, we welcome you to contact us. Now accepting new patients, we are dedicated to helping all those who come to us with pain and swelling associated with inflammatory or rheumatic conditions to feel better and live a more functional life. To learn more or to schedule an appointment today, contact us by phone at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below.