How do biologics help the immune system recognize diseased cells?
Your body produces “checkpoints” on certain immune cells that are activated or inactivated to start an immune response. Cancer cells sometimes find ways to avoid the checkpoints, which allows them to proliferate, but certain biologics have the capacity to turn “on” or “off” the signals that allow suppression of the immune system.
How can biologics induce the immune system to halt joint, tendon, or ligament conditions or damage?
Your body has the ability to heal itself, but this ability can be suppressed by various factors. When treating joint, tendon, or ligament conditions or damages, a combination biologic treatment has been found to trigger faster healing and enhance the effects of the other medication. Some biologics interfere with the activation of white blood cells, which lead to inflammation and further damage. Many patients have experienced a remarkable level of recovery, with relief from inflammation, stiffness, and joint pain with the help of combination biologic treatments.