Dr. Kim, NeuPath Centre for Pain & Spine Medical Director, on Osteoarthritis
At NeuPath, our goal is to provide a comprehensive Chronic Pain assessment and a whole-patient focused treatment plan. I’ve treated Osteoarthritis for many years at NeuPath and most of my patients benefit from a treatment plan that includes the following interventions:
• Promotion of weight loss treatments to reduce the impact of gravity on weight-bearing function
• Medications, both systemic and topical
• Local injection-based treatment that targets both peri-articular structures, superficial nerves and the intra-articular joint space, using a variety of injectables including local anesthetic, steroids, and hyaluronic acid.
Patient outcomes will vary based on the individual but the best outcomes happen when the individual also addresses psychological factors, diet, and activity. At NeuPath, we work closely with our allied health partners to help our patients in their physical treatment plan.