According to the WHO, more than 50 % of the population of our planet suffer from various diseases of the musculoskeletal system. And in most cases, the notion of “arthritis” appears as a symptom or an element of diagnosis.
But before we move on, let us say a few words about the concept of “arthritis”. After all, the patient needs to understand what is happening in their body and, accordingly, how to influence the process.
Arthritis – is the collective name used for inflammatory diseases of the mobile joints of the bones of the skeleton. An inflammatory reaction occurs in response to the effect of various damaging factors and is one of the most frequent forms of the body’s response to pathological stimuli.
With arthritis, there is inflammation, which affects all elements of the joint:
There are many reasons that cause inflammation in the joint: injuries, excessive loads, infections, autoimmune diseases, and many others. But sometimes even after eliminating the damaging factor, the inflammatory process in the body can continue, as a result of an imbalance in the immune system. Based on the aetiological classification, more than 100 varieties of arthritis are isolated.
Often the literature gives the notion of “arthrosis”, which is associated with such common diseases as osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, etc. But what is the difference between arthrosis and arthritis?
Arthrosis is a primary degenerative-dystrophic process associated with metabolic disorders in the joint structures, primarily in the cartilage. These pathological changes lead to the appearance of cracks, ruptures, peeling which, as in the cases of the development of arthritis, cause inflammation. Therefore, arthrosis refers to primary, independent forms of arthritis. By the way, in Western countries, there is no concept of arthrosis (including osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis).
Despite various reasons, all these diseases have a very similar course. Pathological inflammatory and degenerative processes that destroy the cartilaginous and bony tissues of the joints are accompanied by:
Most people ignore the characteristic pain, which is a kind of a signal of disaster from the body and indicates the beginning of structural changes. Most diseases of the musculoskeletal system are advancing to severe forms when treatment involves a long course of complex action and rehabilitation.
In view of this, you can not just ignore these diseases. After all, the WHO statistics say that osteoarthritis is the cause of disability in 43.4 million people in the world and ranks 6th among diseases that lead to disability. And the most common disease of the musculoskeletal system (45.9 %) in individuals of working age is back pathology, primarily associated with osteochondrosis.
Meanwhile, a lot of abnormalities in the area of the musculoskeletal system are easily amenable to correction at the initial stages of development. And timely diagnosis, correctly diagnosed conditions and chosen treatment will help to cope with the disease and avoid serious complications such as ankylosis, pathological dislocations, and bone fractures.
There is a fairly wide arsenal of means for the treatment of diseases of the MSS, among which the basic are the physiotherapeutic procedures, therapeutic gymnastics and the use of medicines (NSAIDs, corticosteroids, chondroprotective agents, etc.). But, since most MSS diseases are chronic, long-term drug administration is necessary. Therefore, it is important to prevent a wide range of side effects of drugs, and if possible choose the safest drug.
In the case of the ineffectiveness of conservative methods of treatment or at advanced stages of the disease, resort to surgical interventions.
Yet, the surgery does not always help to get rid of the problem completely. According to Gordon M. et al. (Acta Orthopedica journal), patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty actually experienced improvement in the quality of life, but nevertheless, after the surgery, there was no increase in physical activity in patients. And this is due to the fact that patients are accustomed to the sedentary lifestyle that they led before the surgery and continue to spare the limb despite the absence of symptoms.
Therefore, it is so important to diagnose the disease in the early stages of development and to protect yourself from many unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
To this end, for more than 30 years the pharmaceutical company SCHALI Group (Switzerland) has been developing drugs that effectively complement existing methods of treatment and help to improve the result and shorten the treatment period, and in some cases prevent the occurrence of diseases of the MSS. With a view to the experience of predecessors and the rather serious side effects caused by traditional drugs, the company was focused on combining natural mineral and plant components with pronounced synergistic therapeutic actions.
SCHALI® Care series has been developed for the treatment of MSS diseases, which includes:
These medicinal products provide the possibility of a highly effective targeted action – depending on the composition.
Medical bandage НМР SCHALI® effectively removes inflammation, pain, local oedema and flushing, that is, the main symptoms of arthritis.
SCHALI® Care Antiarthritis and HMR SCHALI® products can be used alone or in combination with photodynamic therapy (PDT). The therapeutic laser device in the TLD SCHALI®-IR series is intended for the prevention and treatment of lesions of the musculoskeletal system of various genesis by infra-red laser light. Unlike other physiotherapy methods, the photodynamic technique of SCHALI® significantly reduces the symptoms of the disease (pain, oedema, stiffness) after the first procedure, and stops its progression.
Professionals at SCHALI Group adhere to the approaches of personalized medicine, that is, an individual approach to each patient. This approach is applied to individuals even when they are completely healthy. The essence of personalized medicine lies in individual prophylaxis, targeted diagnosis and a special, strictly specific well-adjusted treatment.
Thus, taking into account the individual characteristics of each patient and various options of the course of diseases of the MSS, SCHALI Group developed the PERSONIFIED HEALTHCARE METHOD WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SCHALI PERSONAL PHARMA PROGRAM.
To design an individual program and choose the products that will suit you, you need to go through a few simple steps.
We will analyse the history of the underlying disease associated with damages to the MSS, as well as comorbidities. This will help to assess the problem as a whole, since sometimes the primary cause of the MSS disease may not be related to the musculoskeletal system.
Our specialists will offer to undergo the most essential tests and pass some examinations. For example:
Also, they will familiarize with the already available test results, records, and results of the previous treatment.
Based on the results of laboratory tests and the diagnosis established by your attending physician, our professionals will design an individual method of complex recovery based on the SCHALI Personal Pharma program, which does not contradict the therapeutic course prescribed by your doctor.
You can improve the effectiveness of treatment and accelerate the recovery of joints and the entire musculoskeletal system in general. Our medicinal products will help to reduce the risk of side effects from taking the basic drugs (NSAIDs, corticosteroids), will prevent the development of complications and the risk of relapse.
Anyone can take the course of complex therapy with SCHALI® products, regardless of age, the severity of the disease, and health condition.
In the future, your personal physician will follow the dynamics of the disease with the help of various questionnaires, online interviews and other methods, and, if necessary, make adjustments to the SCHALI PERSONAL PHARMA healthcare program.
You will be able to enjoy all the advantages offered by our program:
You can quickly contact our professional from anywhere in the world and get advice immediately.
Wherever you live, in a small town or village, wherever you are, on a business trip or on vacation, you can always contact a professional and you do not need to go anywhere and change your daily routine for that.
Now you do not have to waste time and money on the road or call a professional to visit you at home. Now you do not need to find time for appointments and adjust your daily routine because you can easily consult in your free time.
Your personal physician already knows you and the history of the disease, and there is no need to tell your story to a new person every time and take new tests before you start working on the problem.
The wellness course within the framework of the SCHALI PERSONAL PHARMA PROGRAM is already provided in clinics cooperating with SCHALI Group.
For example, SCHALI® photodynamic therapy is already available at the Chapidze Emergency Cardiology Centre (Tbilisi, Georgia).
And you can find online assistance on our website (www.schalipharma.com), where practitioners will consult you on diseases and choose an individual healthcare and wellness programs.
We work in compliance with the universal rules for the provision of medical consultation services, which are inherent to the best medical institutions in the first-world countries: professionalism, transparency, openness, honesty and priority of individual needs of each patient and their relatives.