Arthritis affects more than 350 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of disability today. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, experienced arthritis specialist Trip Goolsby, MD, uses a unique integrative approach to arthritis by addressing the issues that led to joint damage. If you’re looking for a nonsurgical alternative to joint replacement for arthritis, call the Metairie or Lake Charles, Louisiana, offices or book an appointment through online scheduling today.
Arthritis is a family of joint diseases that can cause joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and movement problems. While there are well over 100 types of the disease, three of the most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.
Arthritis can occur in any joint, with the most common areas affected being the hips, knees, hands, ankles, shoulders, and spine.
Yes, in many cases, you can avoid surgery for arthritis. There’s no doubt that arthritis can cause symptoms that are difficult to cope with and, in many cases, debilitating issues that rob you of your quality of life.
When you’re dealing with frustrating pain and stiffness when you try to make ordinary routine movements like standing, climbing stairs, and walking, you might become so exhausted that you’re ready to schedule joint replacement surgery, even if you’d rather not.
But, when you consider arthritis as the joint disease it is, it makes sense that joint repair should be the main focus of arthritis treatment — and fortunately, there are now innovative new methods of integrative nonsurgical joint repair that start from inside your body.
Dr. Goolsby has found that many patients can achieve the healthy, active, vital lives they want using a whole-body integrative approach to arthritis care.
In addition to focusing on the four pillars (nutrition, exercise, hormone balancing, and mind-body coaching) of health, Dr. Goolsby may recommend an innovative, leading-edge treatment using biological substances called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and amniotic mesenchymal signaling cells.
PRP treatment isolates the plasma part of your blood sample, which contains platelets. Platelets contain numerous growth factors and cytokines that decrease inflammation and activate the resident master cells (mesenchymal signaling cells) in your body, instructing them to return to active work and repair your damaged joints.
Amniotic mesenchymal signaling cells contain powerful substances that can activate virtually any type of repair the body needs. With this treatment, you’re adding at least 10 times as many of these cells as your body normally contains, providing a greatly increased ability to heal damaged joints.
Dr. Goolsby injects these compounds directly into the area where you need them. Patients have experienced truly extraordinary results following this combination treatment, so it’s considered a true breakthrough in restorative medicine.
To learn more about arthritis relief with an integrative approach, call the Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center office or click the online scheduling feature now.