At Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center, board-certified pain management specialist Vivekanand (Vic) Manocha, MD, offers effective pain relief solutions for chronic joint pain related to arthritis and other underlying medical conditions. At the Springboro and Vandalia, Ohio, medical clinics, Dr. Manocha uses the latest treatment techniques, including stem cell therapy, to address painful joints and protect your long-term mobility. Find out more about pain management options available for chronic joint pain by scheduling an appointment online now.
Joint pain can be a side effect of an acute injury from direct trauma to the joint. Many people develop chronic joint pain from the two most common types of arthritis — rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes the immune system to mistakenly attack the healthy lining of your joints, causing inflammation that triggers chronic pain and mobility issues.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that causes the breakdown of the protective cartilage surrounding the ends of your bones that make up your joints. Without this cartilage, bones rub together, creating friction and persistent pain.
You may also develop chronic joint pain from other underlying medical conditions, like:
While joint pain can develop in any joint of your body, it most often develops in the joints of your hips, knees, shoulders, and spine.
While you can have joint aches and pain on occasion throughout your life, it’s important that you seek an evaluation and treatment for joint pain that becomes persistent or severe enough to interfere with your quality of life or ability to work.
You should also schedule an appointment at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center if you notice changes in your joint such as:
Without proper treatment, chronic joint pain and dysfunction can prove permanently disabling.
If over-the-counter medications aren’t enough to keep you comfortable, Dr. Manocha may recommend one or more treatments like:
You may also benefit from physical therapy and at-home exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your joints.
Dr. Manocha also uses regenerative medicine strategies, including stem cell therapy, to help your joints heal from the inside out. This type of therapy involves the extraction of some of your bone marrow, which contains a high concentration of stem cells.
These cells have a unique ability to regenerate into all types of cells, including nerve, cartilage, soft tissue, and bone cells. By reinjecting them into damaged joints, Dr. Manocha can stimulate the growth of new, healthy bone cells and cartilage to ease pain and enhance your mobility.
To learn more about stem cell therapy and other treatments available for chronic joint pain, schedule an appointment at Interventional Spine & Pain Management Center online now.