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Our Rheumatology Services

Conditions We Treat

High Quality, Compassionate Care

We are a family-owned rheumatology practice and we care about you. We insist on it. At Canyon State Rheumatology our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care in a kind and respectful environment.

Conditions We Treat

Dr. Lawlor specializes in treating all types of rheumatologic diseases. He has a special interest in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, and Gout. He has spent many years in practice honing his skills through patient experience and study to recognize, diagnose, and treat these conditions.

Designates practice specialty

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that may cause some of the small bones in your spine (vertebrae) to fuse. This fusing makes the spine less flexible and can result in a hunched-over posture. Learn More


Gout is an inflammatory condition that occurs when the body cannot clear uric acid. Uric acid is the product of metabolism. Left untreated, gout can affect joints and organs. Learn More

Joint Injections for OA/RA

Dr. Lawlor has spent years developing personal techniques which allow him to minimize the pain of a joint injection, while at the same time being very accurate in their placement to achieve the best result.


Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems simultaneously, causing tissue and organ damage. Lupus is widely known for its severity in young women. While rare, it can also affect men. Learn More


Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis; it is the most common type of arthritis. It affects many different joints. However, weight-bearing joints are affected the most. Learn More


Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mineral density and bone mass decrease or when the quality or structure of bone changes. This can lead to an increase in the risk of broken bones
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an autoimmune condition that causes sudden onset of fatigue with associated severe hip and shoulder pain in adults. Known as PMR for short, it affects adults age 50 and up with increasing prevalence with each decade of life. Learn More

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis is an autoimmune arthritis that affects approximately 30% of patients with Psoriasis. It can affect many joints and will often cause joint pain, swelling and damage without treatment. Learn More

Reactive Arthritis

Reactive arthritis is often felt as joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in your body. Most often your intestines, genitals or urinary tract. Reactive arthritis will often target your knees or the joints of your ankles and feet. It can affect your eyes, skin and urethra. Learn More

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis also known as RA; is a condition in which your body attacks itself, otherwise known as autoimmunity. Patients with RA develop fatigue, joint pain, joint swelling and joint stiffness primarily in the joints of the hands, wrist and feet. However, it can also affect many other joints and organs. Learn More


Scleroderma (SS) is an autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue throughout the body often causing a thickening or scarring of the tissue. Learn More

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome is a disorder of your immune system identified by dry eyes and a dry mouth. The condition often accompanies other immune system disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Learn More