Medication: Xeljanz (Tofacitinib)

Xeljanz is a medication prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). About Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease where the body mistakenly attacks its own joints.  About three times more women than men have this, and RA generally strikes between the ages of 30-60.  Symptoms, or flares, can last from days to months.  Joint stiffness, swollen joints, fatigue, and … [Read more...]

Autoimmune Inflammatory Vasculitis

Autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis causes inflammation of blood vessels and can be fatal. What is Autoimmune Inflammatory Vasculitis? Vasculitis, in general, refers to a condition where blood vessels are destroyed by inflammation.  It can occur in the arteries (arteritis) or veins (phlebitis).  It can affect blood vessels of any size and organs throughout the body.  Vasculitis can also be a … [Read more...]

Medication: Celebrex (Celecoxib)

Celebrex is a non-generic medication prescribed to people with arthritis and other acute pain issues. Uses for Celebrex Celebrex (Celecoxib) is a prescription used for pain management in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis (OA), and ankylosing spondylitis.  It is in the category of NSAID mediations.  NSAIDs include medications like naproxen and ibuprofen, as well.  … [Read more...]

Arthritis and Chiropractic

Patients suffering from arthritis have pain and difficulty during daily tasks.  While medical science has provided many types of prescriptions, chiropractic care can offer those with arthritis alternative or complementary care. Types of Arthritis Inflammation at the point where two bones meet, the joints, is arthritis.  Cartilage, which protects a joint, breaks down with arthritis.  If the … [Read more...]