Arthritis

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine

Chronic Pain Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists located in Vancouver, WA

More than 50 million American adults and children live with arthritis pain. But Stephanie Works, DO, and the team at Restoration Osteopathic Medicine in Vancouver, Washington, can help you manage your pain. The expert providers have extensive training in osteopathic medicine. First, they use a holistic approach to determine what’s causing your arthritis. Next, they offer specialized techniques to improve your joint function. If conventional treatments haven’t resolved your pain, Restoration Osteopathic Medicine can help you. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online. 360-953-9764

Arthritis Q & A

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis often develops gradually. In its early stages, many people mistake it for a sports injury or temporary strain. But over time, symptoms usually become more severe.

Symptoms of arthritis can include
  • Joint pain
  • Joint tenderness
  • Joint swelling
  • Red, cracked skin around joints
Arthritis can have a significant impact on your mobility and quality of life. As your condition progresses, you may have trouble with your daily activities. Treatment can help, but you need to receive an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible. Early intervention can help prevent permanent joint damage.

What causes arthritis?

More than 100 types of joint disease can cause arthritis symptoms in both children and adults. Many people assume that arthritis only affects older adults. But arthritis can strike at any age

The cause of arthritis can vary. Joint infections may be to blame in some cases. Others might be linked to autoimmune disease and chronic inflammation. People who have suffered severe joint damage could also be at risk for arthritis. There is also thought to be a strong genetic component associated with some kinds of arthritis.

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine provides in-depth diagnostic care. The providers get to the root of your symptoms through physical exams and imaging tests. Your provider also considers your medical and family history.

Once your provider arrives at a diagnosis, they develop a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan is designed to protect your joints and heal underlying damage. Treatment can also relieve your pain so you can lead a more active lifestyle.

How is arthritis treated?

At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, you can receive a treatment known as viscosupplementation. This treatment injects lubrication into the affected joints so you can move more comfortably. Your provider might also provide medication to reduce pain and inflammation.

But medications can’t always correct joint damage. Your provider may suggest an osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) instead. This treatment repairs structural abnormalities to improve joint function. OMT offers a drug-free way to protect your joints and rebuild your strength.

How can osteopathic medicine resolve my arthritis pain?

Conventional arthritis treatments are often designed to mask symptoms. But this approach doesn’t always address the underlying health problem. At Restoration Osteopathic Medicine, your provider uses a holistic approach. They consider all of the underlying factors that may affect your condition.

This approach helps heal your entire body and reduce systemic inflammation. Your osteopathic care plan may also include natural methods for improving your health. Dietary changes or new exercise plans can help your body repair itself.

You can rest assured that Restoration Osteopathic Medicine uses evidence-based treatments. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Meet Our Providers

Stephanie Works, DO

Medical Director

Dr. Gwyneth Jones, DNP, FNP-BC

Robert Klein, DO

Hear From 150+ Happy Patients

5/5
Thomas W.
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Not your NORMAL Witch-Doctor, rather a Proficient practitioner! Highly recommend her practice!
Marissa H.
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I was involved in a car accident in April 2022. Previously, I had given the good old effort of going to some pretty intense physical therapy. I continued to have severe neck and shoulder pain that affected my daily life. I visited both Dr. Works and Dr. Klein, but primarily was treated by Dr. Works. Her care, sensitivity to how you were personally feeling, physically, mentally, & emotionally was always her top priority. She genuinely is there to listen, provide medical treatment, and make you feel better. We steered doing trigger point injections and after my first round, I was sold. They helped my body just curb the pain and feel relief for longer periods of time. If I ever need any pain management care in the future I know that Dr. Works is just a call away. Thank you for getting my body to feel better, I appreciate you.
ROBIN P.
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I have recommended her practice to a couple of people. I have been with her for over five years. I appreciate she understands my body and my needs.
HEATHER B.
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I had a wonderful experience and have already referred a friend.
PATRICIA B.
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I am very impressed with the urgency of the staff and Dr. Works for getting me in so quickly. Everyone was patient and helpful.
MARJORIE B.
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From intake to first procedure the staff is extremely warm & polite . Dr. Works knows what she's doing. She extremely knowledgable & more then willing she explain any questions you may want to ask, & ver pleasant.
The Tinkerer's Wife
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The whole spirit of the clinic is very welcoming. From reception to clinicians it was professional yet happy! My care was thorough and well explained in detail using terminology that was understandable. I was asked throughout the procedure how I was doing, was I comfortable, but honestly felt almost nothing. Another thing I appreciated, being able to see what was going on with my knee during the process. This aids in my understanding and that helps me relax more and be partner in my healing. I'd been referred by a friend who gave them high marks, they were not wrong.
Janet Birgenheier
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I really like Dr. Klein and find him to be extremely knowledgeable with a wonderful bedside manner. However, the administrative staff needs improvement. In early July, my husband left a voicemail message wanting to make an initial patient appointment, and they never called him back. They claimed they did call back, but I think they called the wrong number. They described hearing a voicemail greeting that would never have been from my husband. Then recently they sent me a bill for two visits for which I had already made the copayments. When I called to question this, they said they hadn't yet applied my payments to my account. This was for visits in June and July! And, the person I spoke to didn't even apologize for sending an incorrect bill. They need to clean up their administrative procedures, which are unprofessional and sloppy.
Luke Loberg
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Dr. Works and her team are amazing!! I was struggling with repetitive use knee injuries from basketball and tennis and after just two sessions my knee soreness and pain is almost completely gone! The clicking in my patella tendons around my kneecap is completely gone and my knee feels just as good after a workout as it did before. Thank you so much ROM!!
Tracy Johnson
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Highly recommend! In addition to the actual medical benefit of osteopathic medicine working for me, the entire group of doctors and staff are FANTASTIC! They actually care about you and treat you as someone they want to help improve their health.
Peggy Sellers
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Such a positive business. From Penny to Dr Work and Quinn, all were very friendly, professional and made me feel very hopeful and very comfortable. No rushing through any of it and everything was fully explained with reassurance.Highly recommend this practice.
Tom Welka
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The absolute best experience with a physican that I have had in my 72 years . Tremendous chair side manner. Highly recommend her practice!
Nathalie Parker
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I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Works. I have had knee pain since my early years in high school. I have had Arthroscopic Knee surgery in both my knees. Lasted 30yrs. Started having pain and knees starting giving out again. Did some research and found Dr. Works and her reviews were amazing. She treats you with respect and did not start out with "You need to lose weight" speech. With every knee injection I received the more relief I got. I am here to say the shots do not hurt, you don't feel them. Dr. Works numbs the site before the injection. She is a truly a miracle worker.
Megan Andersen
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It is normally so hard to find such compassion and true medical expertise in one place! I love working with privately owned and operated clinics such a different experience then most of all else you can find in 2023 healthcare. Keep it the good work team! Your new Medical Assistant is an incredible addition to such a great team!
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LOCATION

Restoration Osteopathic Medicine 406 SE 131st Ave, Suite 109 Vancouver, WA 98683

Working Hours

Monday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed