Conditions & Services
Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels caused by an autoimmune system attack. This can lead to narrowing or closing of the blood vessels which disrupts blood flow and can lead to serious complications. There are several different types of vasculitis that affect different people and different organs.
Common symptoms include fever, fatigue, weight loss and muscle pain. The cause of vasculitis is unknown, but may be related to the immune system or a recent infection or medications.
Types of vasculitis we treat include:
Most cases of vasculitis, especially those diagnosed early, can be treated effectively through a prompt course of medication or removing the offending agent.
Fibromyalgia & Other Pain Syndromes
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic condition that causes pain throughout the muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is similar to arthritis, but does not cause inflammation or damage to the painful areas.
The cause of fibromyalgia is not known, but it is believed to be a result of a theory called "central sensitization", meaning that some send too many sensory signals to the brain be it pain, smell sound or light. Certain factors, such as abnormal sleeping patterns, emotional trauma, physical injury, and illness may also play a role in causing fibromyalgia.
Symptoms of fibromyalgia vary and can be triggered by stress, physical activity and the weather. Some of the most common symptoms include:
Doctors usually diagnose fibromyalgia when there are ongoing symptoms for at least three months.
Treatment for fibromyalgia focuses on relieving the symptoms of this chronic condition. The treatment starts with maintaining a healthy and balanced life with little stress, regular exercise and plenty of sleep. If this fails your doctor may prescribe analgesics, antidepressants, muscle relaxants, pregabalin or sleeping pills to help make fibromyalgia more manageable.
Infusion therapy is a unique treatment method that delivers medication directly to the body. It is used for patients whose condition is does not respond to oral administration. This type of treatment is often effective for patients with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout and more, and can help relieve pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints and muscles sometimes quite fast.
Infusion therapy involves intravenous drug administration. Your doctor will customize your infusion therapy program based on your condition. Infusion treatments are provided in a comfortable room with the physician present to ensure safe and effective results.
In the past, patients undergoing infusion therapy were required to go to a hospital facility. Now, patients can receive their infusion therapy in the office. With our unique in-office program, patients able to pick a time convenient to their schedules while receiving the specialized care they need. Infusion therapy services that we provide include:
Joint injections are a minimally invasive treatment option used to relieve pain caused by inflammatory joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis and gout. Corticosteroids, used to reduce inflammation and minimize pain as a result, are injected into the affected joint. This medication only affects the targeted area and does not usually cause side effects. Joint injections are administered under local anesthesia and only cause mild, brief discomfort for patients.
Joint injections can be used to relieve pain in the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist, thumb, and hip.
Most patients can benefit from therapeutic joint injections and are good candidates for treatment, unless they have an infection in the joint or an allergy to one or more of the medications to be used. Joint injections that we provide include:
- Gel One
To learn more about these conditions or the services we provide, call the location nearest you.