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About Rheumatology

Riverhills Neuroscience, with three Cincinnati, Ohio, area offices in Norwood, Westside, and Anderson, as well as an office in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, is a multidisciplinary practice that includes rheumatology specialists who manage autoimmune disorders and musculoskeletal diseases. The physician-owned practice provides comprehensive and coordinated care, serving as a one-stop shop for a variety of medical needs. Call the office today to schedule a rheumatology consultation or request more information online. 

Rheumatology Q&A

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a specialized area of medicine that diagnoses and treats diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles, bones, connective tissue), including systemic autoimmune disorders, also called rheumatic diseases.

Autoimmune disorders are diseases that develop when the immune system mistakenly attacks parts of the body, causing inflammation, pain, and damage. Many autoimmune disorders affect the musculoskeletal system, causing joint pain and stiffness. 

Because autoimmune disorders cause symptoms similar to many other medical conditions, they are difficult to diagnose. Rheumatologists specialize in identifying signs and symptoms of rheumatic disease and provide nonsurgical treatments to manage symptoms. 

Who needs rheumatology?

You may benefit from a rheumatology consultation at Riverhills Neuroscience if you have ongoing joint pain or stiffness from an unknown cause. Many doctors overlook autoimmune disorders as a cause of these symptoms. Getting an accurate diagnosis ensures you get the proper treatment.

Riverhills Neuroscience treats many conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Pseudogout (painful arthritis caused by calcium crystals)

The rheumatologists at Riverhills Neuroscience take a multidisciplinary approach, working closely with the interventional pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists at the practice to ensure you get the well-rounded care necessary to manage your condition. 

The practice also provides the most advanced treatment. 

What can I expect during a rheumatology consultation?

You can expect a thorough and patient-centered rheumatology consultation at Riverhills Neuroscience. Your rheumatologist listens intently to your story and concerns and asks detailed questions about your symptoms, medical history, and family history.

They perform a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as bloodwork or imaging studies. 

Riverhills Neuroscience has an on-site MRI scanner at the Norwood office for patient convenience.

What rheumatology treatments are provided?

Riverhills Neuroscience provides comprehensive and coordinated care. Your rheumatology treatment plan may include:

  • Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Infusion therapy
  • Stress management

Infusion therapy is one of the most advanced treatments for autoimmune disorders, providing intravenous (IV) biologics that decrease the immune response and disease process.

The goal of rheumatology care at Riverhills Neuroscience is to reduce symptoms and flare-ups, restore mobility, and improve quality of life. 

Schedule your rheumatology appointment at Riverhills Neuroscience by calling the office near you today. You can also request information through the online contact form.