Many rheumatic conditions consist of your body’s cells attacking other healthy cells. Rheumatologists and have found that certain treatments called cellular therapies or biologic therapies can help reduce symptoms of some conditions including RA.
Some of the many treatments offered by the Arthritis Institute of Michigan are these biologic therapies or cellular therapies including Cimzia which is used in adult patients who are suffering from moderately to severely active RA. Other biologic in office infusions offered by the Arthritis Institute of Michigan include Prolia for osteoporosis and Stelara, used for psoriatic arthritis.
Commonly asked questions about biologics such as these often include if they will slow down the progression of your disease, what are the benefits and what are the risks involved. Asking questions can help you better understand your treatment and how it will help you.
Like all treatments, they may not work for everyone and there may be side effects. The goal of all treatments is not only to reduce pain, but prevent further damage from occurring in years to come. If you and your rheumatologist find that one particular treatment is not helping you, there may yet be another which will be more affective, or a combination of treatments which together, can help reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Rheumatologist White Lake MI
Dr. Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in 1998 to help those suffering from rheumatic conditions better manage their symptoms. Recognizing a need, the Arthritis Institute of Michigan has spent the last 15 years helping arthritis patients enjoy a higher quality of life. Located in Brighton we are less than 30 miles from White Lake. The Arthritis Institute welcomes many patients from White Lake and the surrounding areas. We are accepting new patients and invite you to schedule an appointment today. Call us at 810.225.7553 or schedule an appointment online.