When a patient experiences ongoing difficulties with daily activities relating to pain in their muscles or skeletal system, they may be suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis. A patient’s primary care doctor may refer them to an autoimmune specialist or a rheumatologist to identify the underlying cause. Las Vegas autoimmune specialist Dr. Chanu Dasari is committed to helping patients with ongoing ailments related to RA with nonsurgical treatment plans.
While arthritis is the most common disease directly associated with the joints, an autoimmune specialist or rheumatologist can treat your conditions that affect bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Autoimmune specialists typically diagnose and treat conditions such as:
If you experience any of the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis, or already have a diagnosis for a related disease, you may consider seeking advice from your primary care doctor, an autoimmune specialist, or Rheumatologist. Your physician will start by taking your medical history, inquire about your lifestyle, and will perform a physical examination. After this initial consultation, they may suggest additional tests such as blood tests, X-rays, and scans.
A physician specialist can give an accurate diagnosis after a thorough check-up and some tests. You and your doctor will then work together to create a treatment program that works for you. The goal of your treatment will depend on your condition; usually managing pain, reducing inflammation, and improving your quality of life are a top priority.
Treatment options can include:
Your Las Vegas rheumatoid specialist will offer suggestions based on what may be most suitable for your needs depending on your diagnosis.