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Arthritis Specialist

Pain Relief of Dayton

Rick Buenaventura, MD

Pain Management located in Centerville, OH

If you’re one of the 40 million people in the United States living with arthritis pain, Rick Buenaventura, MD, has innovative solutions at his private practice, Pain Relief of Dayton in Centerville, Ohio. Dr. Buenaventura provides the most advanced non-narcotic interventional pain management techniques for arthritis and degenerative joint conditions. If you’re suffering from arthritis pain, call Pain Relief of Dayton or schedule an appointment online today.

Arthritis Q&A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a term used to describe joint inflammation. You have joints everywhere in yofur body where at least two bones join.

The most common signs of arthritis include:

  • Pain
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Reduced range of motion


In most cases, arthritis symptoms are worse in the morning or upon waking.

What causes arthritis?

Arthritis is a common condition and comes in more than 100 different types. The most common cause of these conditions is cartilage degeneration. Your cartilage is the cushiony tissue covering the ends of each of your bones to protect your joints.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most prevalent forms of arthritis.


This form of joint inflammation is usually seen as you age because of normal wear-and-tear on your joints that cause your cartilage to degenerate. Your chances of having osteoarthritis are also higher if you have a family member with the condition.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease. This type of joint inflammation develops because your immune system misfires and attacks the healthy tissue lining the inside of your joints, leading to cartilage degeneration.

How is arthritis treated?

At Pain Relief of Dayton, Dr. Buenaventura develops a personalized approach to managing your arthritis pain based on its severity and cause. This strategy might include taking anti-inflammatory medications or applying special creams that can help disrupt the pain signals in your joints.

Dr. Buenaventura also offers cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatments.

What is regenerative medicine?

Instead of masking your symptoms with medications, regenerative medicine focuses on repairing damage within your body by triggering the natural healing process.

Dr. Buenaventura specializes in regenerative medicine techniques, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy and prolotherapy. With PRP, he uses the healing agents in your blood to regenerate healthy tissue where you have damage. He can also use this technique to stimulate the healing process in your spine with intradiscal PRP therapy.

Prolotherapy works by injecting a natural irritant into your pain site to activate the healing process.

Regenerative medicine is a valuable interventional pain management technique for managing arthritis conditions caused by tissue degeneration.

To find the most advanced, non-narcotic arthritis treatments available, call Pain Relief of Dayton or schedule an appointment online today.

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