For most of us, some generalized musculoskeletal pains from time to time is no reason for alarm. However, if you begin to experience severe or persistent pain that lasts for more than a few days, affecting your joints, muscles, neck, back, and bones you should see your doctor.
Rheumatic diseases and conditions can be difficult to identify in their early stages, because many of the everyday symptoms individuals brush off can be signs of a complex condition developing.
Rheumatologists are your experts in identifying early warning signs as well as helping to treat conditions as they develop. These specialists are trained to evaluate a wide range of symptoms in order to accurately diagnose and treat your condition. It is imperative to find the correct diagnosis as early as possible to start any necessary treatment because many of these conditions are easiest to manage and treat in the early stages.
Many diseases that are treated by Rheumatologists change or evolve, making multiple appointments for a specific diagnosis common in order to reach a definitive diagnosis. The diagnostic typically will include a comprehensive medical history, physical examination, blood tests, and x-rays.
What is a Rheumatologist?
Rheumatologists are internists that have been through specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and rheumatic illnesses, and more. They treat patients with pain and disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and other connective tissues. Their strong foundation in internal medicine prepares them as specialists to manage localized and generalized pain while also considering other potential causes for patient’s symptoms.
There are more than 100 different types of rheumatologic diseases, including musculoskeletal pain disorders; back and neck pain, tendinitis, bursitis, nerve impingements (sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome); osteoarthritis; autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthro- pathies, polymyalgia rheumatica, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, antiphospholipid syndrome, scleroderma; and vasculitis; osteoporosis and osteopenia; gout; fibromyalgia; and Lyme arthritis. To learn more about when you should see a rheumatologist, contact Wellspire Medical Group today.
At Wellspire Medical Group in Humble, TX, our goal is to help patients develop strong relationships with their physicians in order to receive the best treatment. Not only do we look for the earliest warning signs of a developing condition, but we also monitor existing conditions and the way they respond to different treatments. We work to reduce our patient’s pain in order to encourage their mobility.
Virtual Care in Northeast Houston
The team at Wellspire Medical Group in Northeast Houston is dedicated to continuing to provide top healthcare services for new and established patients. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our staff is currently offering telehealth appointments in order to help social distancing efforts. We are doing this as a way to reduce patients sharing space. With online appointments with your physician, you can skip the waiting room and see your physician from the comfort of your own home. Contact us today to learn more about the physicians working at our clinics, and to schedule an appointment with our team.
Wellspire Medical Group
Whether you have a medical concern you want to address with a physician or are seeking long term management and care for a condition you already have been diagnosed with, Wellspire is here for you. We believe every patient deserves a treatment plan that works for their specific needs and lifestyle. At the first sign of an issue, come into one of our two medical facilities. If you do not have an appointment, we will do our best to accommodate you at one of our locations. Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as the Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 FM 1960 Bypass Rd. W