Cornerstone Health Solutions is dedicated to supporting you through your rheumatology treatment. We are committed to helping you with financial assistance, providing you with thorough medication education, helping keep you on track, and being fully available to you to answer questions.
What is rheumatology?
Rheumatology is the study of rheumatic disorders which cause chronic pain in joints and/or connective tissue. There are many types or rheumatic disorders, such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic juvenile arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. However, the most common rheumatoid disorder is rheumatoid arthritis. Some signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include:
- Pain or aching in more than one joint
- Stiffness in more than one joint
- Tenderness/swelling in more than one joint
- Symptoms on both sides of the body
- Weight loss
What causes rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. This means that the immune system attacks normal, healthy cells causing inflammation and pain in those areas. Certain factors like increased age, being a female, and being born with specific genes can increase your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
What specialty medications do you offer to treat rheumatic disorders?
- Simponi/Simponi ARIA
What should I expect from treatment?
All of the specialty treatments we currently offer for rheumatoid disorders are either injections that go under your skin (subcutaneous) or injections that go right into your veins (IV). You can inject medications under your skin at home every 1-12 weeks depending on what treatment your provider prescribes. Please contact us if you have any questions on how to properly inject yourself under the skin. Your provider may decide to do IV infusion treatments which means you would have to go to an infusion center every 4-8 weeks to get your treatment. Regardless of which type of medication your provider prescribes, we can ship them directly to you, your provider, or the infusion center. The most common side effects that you may experience include headache, infections, and GI upset. If these side effects become unmanageable or if you experience any other side effects, contact your provider.
To learn more about rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic disorders visit the following resources: