Can Curcumin Help With Inflammation?
Inflammation helps our bodies fight signs of infection and heal wounds. But when inflammation becomes chronic, it damages healthy cells and causes long-term problems. The good news is natural remedies like curcumin may alleviate inflamed areas and relieve pain. 
A trusted healthcare provider can ensure supplements, like curcumin, are suitable for your needs. Dr. Christopher Williams is experienced in chronic pain management and could discuss the benefits of curcumin during a consultation at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta. Call now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Williams and learn about additional treatment options like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and Regenexx® in Atlanta, GA.
What is curcumin?
Curcumin is found in the spice turmeric, which has been used for centuries in Asian cuisine and medicine. Curcumin is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it may be effective in reducing chronic pain associated with conditions like arthritis. It is also studied as a possible therapy for conditions like Alzheimer's disease and cancer.
Curcumin is generally considered safe when taken in small doses, but a doctor or other healthcare provider should be consulted before starting any new over-the-counter supplement. Curcumin can interact with certain medications and may not be appropriate for pregnant women.
What problems does inflammation cause?
Inflammation is a normal response of our immune systems, but persistent or long-lasting inflammation damages healthy cells and tissues. For example, swollen or inflamed joints are a common symptom of arthritis. When recommended by a professional, natural remedies like curcumin may reduce symptoms and promote healing.
What else does Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta recommend?
In addition to curcumin, Dr. Williams recommends additional nonsurigcal remedies for chronic pain and inflammation. For instance, platelet-rich plasma uses a patient's own blood to promote natural healing. Regenexx is another promising solution, involving different types of cellular therapy. PRP therapy is often used to manage conditions like tendonapthy or mild to moderate arthritis that cause joint discomfort. Other types of cellular therapy also include bone marrow concentrate (BMC) and/or microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) which are used to help promote healing and decrease inflammation in damaged tissues and joints.
Regenexx treatments are minimally invasive treatments, which means they are an excellent alternative to prescription pain medications or surgery in Atlanta, GA. Our patients often see results without long recovery times, hospital stays, or unwanted side effects.
Which treatment is right for me?
Pain management specialist Dr. Williams will learn about your medical history and symptoms before making any of the above recommendations. We may also conduct a physical exam and order imaging tests to get a better overview of the affected area. Our custom treatment plans take into account your overall health and goals.
Patients may also ask Dr. Williams about the benefits of curcumin for managing inflammation in addition Regenexx treatments for pain management. Our hope is to provide complete relief and improve your quality of life.
Try our innovative solutions for inflammation
Curcumin may be a helpful supplement for reducing chronic inflammation. Of course, cutting-edge solutions Regenexx may also be considered when more conservative measures have failed. Learn about these options and more by calling to meet with Dr. Christopher Williams at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta. Our pain management specialists proudly serve the Atlanta, GA, area with individualized treatment plans.