Chase Medical Research tries to maintain clinical trials in the musculoskeletal/osteoarthritis area. Trials in this area include research in the following areas:
Osteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease.
The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. Other osteoarthritis symptoms and signs include swollen joints, joint stiffness and creaking, as well as, loss of range of motion.
The goal of treatment in osteoarthritis is to reduce joint pain and inflammation while improving and maintaining joint function.
Functions of the low back, or lumbar area, include structural support, movement, and protection of certain body tissues.
Pain in the low back can be a result of conditions affecting the bony lumbar spine, discs between the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine and discs, spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, and the skin covering the lumbar area.
Treatment of low back pain is optimally directed toward a diagnosed or suspected specific cause.
To learn more about the clinical trials that we are presently conducting or are about to begin, please contact us at (203) 419-4404 or click here:
*content referenced from MedTerms.com