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What is Arthritis Pain Relief with Regenerative Medicine?

Written By Gonstead Physical Medicine on November 9, 2020

rsz carpaltunnelWhile arthritis refers to general inflammation, it’s also a medical term that describes roughly 100 conditions that affect surrounding joints and tissues. With 54.4 million Americans receiving a diagnosis, arthritis is a common issue that impairs your ability to perform day-to-tasks. 

While many people turn to over-the-counter medication or physical therapy to treat arthritis, chiropractic provides a natural and non-invasive treatment option that offers long-term wellness. 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a rheumatic (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA) condition that includes aching, swelling, stiffness, and pain around one or multiple joints. You may also experience a decreased range of motion and redness around the joint. It is caused by a breakdown and reduction in your joint cartilage, which helps you absorb pressure and shock when you move. While normal wear and tear cause OA, RA is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when your immune system attacks the soft tissues in your joints.

Arthritis Risk Factors

While it typically affects adults aged 65 and older, children, teens, and younger adults can also develop arthritis under certain conditions. The most common arthritis risk factors include:

  • Family  history
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Joint injuries and infections
  • Obesity 

Relieving Arthritis Pain with Regenerative Medicine

Regenerate medicine is a natural arthritis treatment plan that reduces joint damage and improves your quality of life. A common type of regenerative medicine for arthritis includes platelet-rich plasma (PRP), also knows as autologous conditioned plasma therapy, which takes advantage of your blood’s natural healing abilities to restore damaged joints.

When treating arthritis with plasma, your doctor will inject PRP directly into the affected joint to alleviate your symptoms. PRP regenerative therapy will help:

  • Slow down the arthritis progression and inflammation 
  • Foster the growth of new cartilage
  • Increase production of natural fluid to lubricate the joint
  • Reduce pain and joint stiffness

Discover Arthritis Pain Relief in Albuquerque 

If you’re experiencing arthritis pain, PRP is a safe treatment option to promote cell regeneration, reduce your joint pain, and minimize inflammation. When you visit the Gonstead Physical Medicine, the doctors will conduct a medical history and physical examination to properly diagnose your pain and develop a personalized regenerative medicine treatment plan that fits your needs. 

Don’t let arthritis affect your life. Schedule an appointment with Gonstead Physical Medicine today!

Posted In: Chiropractic Arthritis Treatment Regenerative Medicine