Are you ready to take a step towards a brighter future for lupus warriors in the Brazos Valley? The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic of Brazos Valley (AOCBV) is thrilled to invite you to our Walk to End Lupus Fundraiser at Aggie Park on October 21, 2023, at 8:00 am. This event promises to be a day filled with hope, unity, and the shared goal of making a real difference in the lives of those battling lupus.
Lupus is a challenging autoimmune disease that affects thousands of individuals in our community. It can be a cruel and mysterious condition, often leading to a long and arduous journey to diagnosis and treatment. However, together, we can change the narrative and offer support to those in need.
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Our New Bone Density Ultrasound Machine
Our new machine, Echolight, has radiation-free technology for assessing bone density and quality on the lumbar vertebrae and proximal femur through a revolutionary approach to characterize bone microarchitecture using radio frequencies acquired during a simple ultrasound scan. Echolight uses REMS (Radiofrequency Echographic Multi Spectrometry) techniques to assess and diagnose conditions of low bone density, like osteoporosis.
The Benefits of Echolight
Our new Echolight has numerous benefits. If you are at risk for osteoporosis, an Echolight examination is the first step to keeping your bones strong. All of the benefits that come with this technology are listed below:
- Assess your bone health without harmful radiation
- Produce an automated report in minutes
- Determine precise and correct bone health data
- Analyze brand-new bone health information
- Help clinicians provide accurate fracture risk assessments
- Allow for early detection and diagnosis of low bone density and osteoporosis
- Gives a more proactive approach to bone health
- Predict fragility fractures for women and patients with type 2 diabetes or other risk factors
- Help in pre-operative bone assessment prior to joint replacement or spine fusion surgery
Echolight’s REMS technology examines the condition and health of a person’s bones without the ionizing radiation (X-rays) used to measure bone density with the typical Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) technology. Echolight has been patented and is FDA cleared.
Early detection is key to remain healthy and strong. If you would like to schedule an appointment to check your bone density give us a call today!
Early RA or Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory progressive disease. Early detection is key as RA can lead to joint destruction and disability. Clinical and laboratory evidence can help determine prognosis.
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Inflammatory back pain (IBP) can be cause be several different things and is almost always an indicator of something more. There is a difference between inflammatory back pain and mechanical back pain. Continue reading Inflammatory Back Pain vs Mechanical Back Pain
PRP Therapy, otherwise known as Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is the use of injections in a concentrated area of a patient’s own platelets to help heal injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. It is essentially the use of the patient’s own healing system to improve their musculoskeletal problems. Continue reading Tips for PRP Therapy
Dear Valued Patient,
We are writing to inform you that effective February 28, 2022, we are terminating our contract with United Healthcare and all of it’s affiliated companies. That means we will no longer be in-network providers with United Healthcare or its affiliates. We made this difficult decision because United Healthcare has been unresponsive to “amend” our contract with them, nor responding to us for further opportunity to negotiate. Unfortunately, the terms of the current “contract” are unreasonable and unsustainable and do not allow us to provide the level of care you have come to expect at this practice. Continue reading No Longer in-network providers with United Healthcare
Arthritis can be disabling and painful, especially when it is in your hands and fingers. It can prevent you from carrying out normal day-to-day activities such as work duties and preparing meals. Simple things like picking up a key, or holding a jar may be difficult, leading you to search for pain relieving tips for you arthritic hands. Therefore, we have put together some tips on how to relieve arthritis pain in hands.
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