31 Dec Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Anderson’s Success Story
Anderson Conquers Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Anderson (seven years old) was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of two and had previously been treated medically with steroids and oral antibiotics. Anderson’s right knee continued to swell despite treatments, leading his doctors to recommend stronger drugs (Enbrel) to suppress his symptoms. After researching Enbrel and its potential side effects (lymphoma, tuberculosis, etc), Anderson’s parents declined treatment and sought other options. Anderson and his parents came to the Goldberg Tener Clinic in August 2013.
Anderson is now drug free and pain free. His knee swelling has improved considerably and he has resumed all normal daily activities without restriction.