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Lexington Rheumatology: Treating Joint and Soft Tissue Diseases

Dr. Bruce Goeckeritz is a rheumatologist with Lexington Rheumatology, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. He spoke about his specialty in an interview on WLTX recently.

A rheumatologist is a doctor who treats the medical conditions that manifest themselves in the joint. That includes all kinds of arthritis, gout and lupus, to name a few.

According to Dr. Goeckeritz, there have been a lot of technological breakthroughs that allow better treatments for people with these conditions.

For example, researchers have discovered that fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder of the joints and muscles, occurs because of problems with the central nervous system – specifically with the way the brain processes sensory input.

Lexington Rheumatology

“We can treat these patients in a number of ways including physical therapy, water-based therapy and with exercise,” Dr. Goeckeritz said.

There are also advances in learning how to use the body’s own immune system to help fight disease.

“Weve been making great strides, especially in the field of immunology,” he said. “Researchers have discovered the mechanisms behind these illness at the molecular level and are finding treatments targeting molecules to treat them.”

Lexington Rheumatology is dedicated to treating joint and soft tissue diseases with exceptional patient care and flexible appointments. Visit LexingtonRheumatology.com to learn more or schedule an appointment.

Lexington Medical Center’s Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Erin Lawson of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute is an expert at managing chronic pain with methods including physical therapy, steroid injections and nerve blocks – all that help patients avoid surgery when possible.

In this WLTX interview, she talks about keeping your back and spine healthy through staying fit, maintaining core strength, stretching and avoiding heavy lifting.


For more information on Dr. Lawson and Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com

Physician Lecture Series – Interventional Pain Management

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present Erin F. Lawson, M.D. from Lexington Interventional Pain Management for her lecture “Interventional Pain Management”.
 

 

Dr. Lawson has advanced training in interventional pain management. After earning her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, she completed an internal medicine internship, anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship there. Before joining Lexington Medical Center, Dr. Lawson was an assistant professor for the Department of Anesthesiology and director of the Pain Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of California – San Diego.

Located at Lexington Medical Center’s community medical center in Lexington, Lexington Interventional Pain Management treats a wide variety of conditions with a goal of keeping pain at bay and helping patients maintain their normal daily lives.

For more information about Dr. Erin Lawson and Lexington Interventional Pain Management, visit LexingtonInterventional.com

Lexington Interventional Pain Management
811 W. Main St., Suite 201
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 936–7035

Lexington Medical Center offers a monthly physician lecture series on a variety of pertinent health topics. For more information on upcoming lectures, visit LexMed.com.