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Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease

We all rely on our connective tissues to hold our bodies together, maintaining its structure and allowing us to move through our day with ease. But when one of a variety of autoimmune connective tissue diseases intervenes, the simple tasks you need to perform throughout your day can become painful, and even impossible.

At Southland Rheumatology Center, our board-certified, highly-trained rheumatologists can provide the patient-first connective tissue disease treatment you need and deserve. Combining a passion for cutting-edge therapies with a promise to provide conservative treatment options focused on you and your needs, we offer the most up-to-date, minimally-invasive options in the field today. Our goal is to listen to your needs and help you develop a treatment plan that works for you as an individual. 

Don’t spend another day in pain or discomfort. If you’re ready to start finding relief for your inflammatory connective tissue disease symptoms, schedule your first appointment with the team at Southland Rheumatology Center today.

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Accurate Diagnoses for Connective Tissue Disease

“Connective tissues” refer to the tissues that literally hold your body together, from your tendons and ligaments to your bones and blood vessels. These tissues are made up of two proteins -- collagen and elastin -- that provide flexible bonding power to keep your body’s structures in place. When inflammatory connective tissue diseases strike, these tissues become inflamed, causing chronic pain and damage to these vital structures.

Some of the most common autoimmune connective tissue disease types include the following:

Each of these conditions have their own distinct symptoms, but nearly all of them are associated with chronic pain. If you’re struggling with pain in your joints due to a connective tissue disease, don’t let the condition progress and worsen. Reach out to the experts at Southland Rheumatology Center to receive the accurate diagnosis you deserve and begin developing your tailor-made treatment plan.

Tailor-Made Treatments That Work For 

Cutting-Edge Connective Tissue Disease Treatment

These conditions come in a variety, and so do patients’ bodies. This means that the treatment you receive for your autoimmune connective tissue disease should be tailored to your unique needs as an individual person, as well as your individual diagnosis. 

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we often recommend the following therapies to patients who are struggling with connective tissue disease:

When you visit our team, each of these non-invasive treatment options will be customized by your rheumatologist to suit your body and your condition. We’ll work alongside you to develop the treatment plan that’s best for you, listening thoroughly to your recovery goals and determining how best to achieve them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is most at risk for autoimmune connective tissue disease?

Causes for connective tissue diseases can vary widely, with some being linked to genetics and injury and some having causes that are still unclear to researchers. If you have a family history of connective tissue disease, you may be at a higher risk of developing one yourself.

Do you accept insurance for connective tissue disease treatment?

Yes! Southland Rheumatology Center is proud to accept insurance, and many patients are able to receive coverage for their connective tissue disease therapy. Please visit our Insurance page to view our list of accepted providers -- if you don’t see your provider listed, we encourage you to give us a call and discuss your options with our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Will I need physical therapy following my treatment? 

If your condition has significantly affected the mobility of any of your joints, or you’ve received surgical intervention, then absolutely. Physical therapy is not optional -- it’s an absolutely essential part of your recovery from your autoimmune connective tissue disease, as much as any other part of your treatment plan. Our physical therapist is here to collaborate with your rheumatologist and offer you tailor-made care at every step of the way.

How can I contact the top-rated rheumatologist near me?

At Southland Rheumatology Center, we make it as simple as possible for you to get back to living your life the way you love to live it. Just use our online scheduling toolto make your appointment, and please feel free to call us with any questions you have prior to your visit. We’re here to help.