Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders consisting of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages. Arthritis is not just a disease of old age. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children.
Osteoarthritis (OA), the most common form of arthritis, is a progressive degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage associated with risk factors such as obesity, joint injury, overuse of the joint, weak thigh muscles, genetics and age.
OA is a chronic condition in which the material that is the surface of the joint, which is called cartilage, breaks down. This causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement. Osteoarthritis gradually worsens with time, but osteoarthritis treatments can slow the progression of the disease, relieve pain, and improve joint function. This may include autologous bone marrow derived stem cell treatments and other pain relief therapies such as ozone injections.
Learn more about how Dr. Bleiweiss can help you have less pain and regain your range of motion. Call Alternative Disc Therapy at (973) 721-9622 to arrange an appointment today.