Lower Back Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions
At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various types of arthritis, including:
This degenerative joint disease occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic condition that affects individuals with psoriasis. It can cause joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and skin and nail changes.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system attacks the lining of joints, causing inflammation, pain, swelling, and potential joint deformity.
Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to sudden and severe joint pain, swelling, and redness.
Pain Management Symptoms of Back Pain
Arthritis can present various symptoms, including:
Joint Pain and Stiffness
Persistent pain, tenderness, and stiffness in one or more joints, often worsened with movement or after periods of inactivity.
In some types of arthritis, prolonged inflammation can lead to joint deformity and changes in joint structure.
Swelling and Inflammation
Joint swelling, warmth, and redness due to inflammation within the affected joints.
Limited Range of Motion: Reduced ability to move the affected joints fully, resulting in decreased flexibility and difficulty performing daily activities.
Arthritis-related fatigue can occur due to inflammation, pain, and sleep disturbances associated with the condition.
Pain Management Effective Back Pain Relief
At Kennedy Health, we offer a range of treatment options to effectively manage arthritis:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), corticosteroids, and pain medications may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and slow disease progression.
Our skilled physical therapists develop personalized exercise programs to improve joint flexibility, strength, and function, reducing pain and enhancing mobility.
Occupational therapists help individuals with arthritis optimize their ability to perform daily activities by providing guidance on adaptive tools, joint protection techniques, and energy conservation strategies.
Intra-articular injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, may be recommended to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and provide temporary relief.
Our medical professionals provide guidance on weight management, low-impact exercises, joint protection techniques, and ergonomic adjustments to reduce stress on the joints and improve overall well-being.
The use of assistive devices, such as braces, splints, or canes, can help support joints, reduce pain, and improve mobility.
In severe cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical options such as joint replacement or joint fusion may be considered to alleviate pain and restore joint function.
Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic tests, to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type of arthritis. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Take the first step toward effective arthritis care. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find relief and regain control of your life. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable future.