Infusion

Many rheumatologic conditions require treatment with biologic infusion/injection therapies. IAPC offers a spacious, state of the art infusion suite staffed by highly trained medical professionals who are experienced in obtaining IV as well as port access.

EMG

EMG is an abbreviation for electromyography. This test is often done together with nerve conduction studies (NCS). Together these tests are referred to as an electrodiagnostic evaluation. Doctors refer patients for these tests if they suspect some type of peripheral nerve disorder. Common examples would be carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, or peripheral neuropathy. The test takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes to complete. After testing Dr. Hogarty will discuss the results. A report is always sent to the referring physician as well.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Ultrasound can be used to see muscles, tendons, and joints in the body. When used during joint injections, ultrasound allows the practitioner to visualize the needle in real time as it enters the body, which increases the accuracy of delivery of the medication into the jointBeing able to see inside the joint means that tendons and nerves can be avoided therefore decreasing pain during the injection. Fluid around the joint that often impairs movement can easily be seen and removed. Tendon and cartilage abnormalities can be identified without exposing the patient to radiation therefor making ultrasound safer than other imaging techniques

X-Ray

Integrated Arthritis and Pain Consultants offers convenient in-house xrays to its patients. X-Rays are obtained by a certified x-ray technician and interpreted by Dr. Dave and Dr. Suneya. In-house imaging allows us to quickly diagnose and treat common musculoskeletal conditions and injuries.

DXA

A bone density test is the only test that can diagnose osteoporosis before a broken bone occurs. This test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. NOF recommends a bone density test of the hip and spine by a central DXA machine to diagnose osteoporosis. DXA stands for dual energy x-ray absorptiometry. Are you a postmenopausal woman or man age 50 and older? Have you recently broken a bone? If you answered “yes” to both questions, you are a candidate for DXA.

Osteopathic Manipulation

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, or OMT, is an advanced form of hands-on care. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury. OMT can be used to ease pain, promote healing and increase mobility in patients of all ages and backgrounds. While it is most often used in musculoskeletal disorders, OMT can also help patients with other health problems including asthma, sinus disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, and menstrual pain. Physicians trained in OMT are called osteopathic physicians, or DOs.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment based on ancient Chinese wisdom. It involves the use of needles which are placed at various points in the arms, legs, and spine to improve energy flow throughout the body. Acupuncture be used for a variety of conditions but most commonly is used to treat pain. Dr. David Hogarty has been performing acupuncture for 10 years.