The Arthritis Institute of Michigan provides progressive treatments to assist our patients in feeling the best they can. We are committed to providing the leading treatment options available to help manage your symptoms.
One of the available services offered to patients of the Arthritis Institute of Michigan who are suffering from the symptoms of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis is Orencia. A biologic drug, Orencia works in a way similar to natural substances in the immune system. Not right for everyone, Orencia is generally prescribed after other biologic drugs or disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs don’t work in controlling inflammation. In addition to reducing or controlling swelling, Orencia is also used to treat pain and prolonged joint stiffness.
Like other treatments used for treating difficult to control conditions such as RA, Orencia may cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects associated with Orencia reported included headaches, colds, sore throat and nausea.
Choosing to treat your RA symptoms is the first step to making your life better. What treatment is right for you however is best decided with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable rheumatologist. A rheumatologist can help you understand what will and will not control your symptoms, what you should avoid, what to expect and how aside from drug therapies, you can help prolong your quality of life. Being diagnosed with a rheumatic condition may be difficult, but with the right treatment, you may be able to control, reduce or even eliminate many of your symptoms.
Rheumatologist Plymouth MI
Dr. Dowd is a rheumatologist treating patients from Plymouth and throughout Michigan. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in Brighton, Michigan and is accepting new patients. If you have been diagnosed with a rheumatic condition, now is the time to seek treatment. To learn more about how we can help, contact us at 1.810.225.7553.