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Exciting nutritional discoveries in recent years have expanded the therapeutic options for treating arthritis.  

We start by attempting to clean-up the personís diet by removing poor quality foods and looking for food sensitivities, such as foods in the nightshade family (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers, etc.).  We frequently make use of nutritional supplements, such as antioxidants, glucosamine sulfate, MSM, anti-inflammatory enzymes, herbs, and many others.  

Whenever possible, we try to replace steroid drugs and/or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because of their potential for severe adverse effects.  We have found certain combinations of herbs to be useful in helping patients to get off steroids and other immune suppressing drugs.

Viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic detection and treatments for these microorganisms may also be appropriate.  We search for heavy metal toxicity (lead, cadmium, and mercury, etc.) as contributors to arthritis and treat them when they are present.  

Pain management avenues include acupuncture and related therapies offered by Robert Connolly, D.Sc, L.Ac.  Other therapeutic modalities used include electrical stimulation (Acuscope) and pulsed electromagnetic (Diapulse) treatment.



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