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Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief for OA Patients

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Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief for OA Patients

  1. 1. Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief forOA Patients
  2. 2. Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief forOA Patients Working in the healthcare field for over 20 years,Vinson DiSanto, D.O., is a skilled practitioner in the field of integrative medicine (IM). Dr.Vinson DiSanto uses his knowledge in the areas of osteopathic care, environmental medicine, and alternative therapies to bring the best healthcare and holistic treatment options to his patients.
  3. 3. Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief forOA Patients One of the conditions treated through integrative medicine is arthritis.Arthritis, which causes joint inflammation, usually results from either wear and tear to the joints (osteoarthritis, or OA) or from a disorder of the immune system (rheumatoid arthritis).The first of these, OA, currently affects over 25 millionAmericans.
  4. 4. Integrative Medical Treatments Provide Relief forOA Patients Also referred to as degenerative joint disease, OA impacts joint elasticity and weakens the ligaments. It is generally seen in the hands, knees, hips, back, and neck.Traditional therapies include the use of acetaminophen and arthroscopy to control pain and improve joint functioning. Holistic or integrative therapies, such as acupuncture and mind-body practices, may also be included in OA treatment in order to relieve pain and associated stress .

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