Autoimmune and degenerative diseases affecting joints and soft tissue.

Manhattan Pain Medicine’s Rheumatologist, Nino Mikaberidze, MD, works with patients to diagnose a variety of immune disorders, including:


  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis and other seronegative spondyloarthropathies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Scleroderma/Systemic Sclerosis
  • Sjogrens Disease
  • Mixed Connective Tissue Disease/Overlap Syndrome
  • IgG4 Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Inflammatory Myositis/Dermatomyositis
  • Gout/Pseudogout and other Crystal Associated Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Enteropathic Arthritis associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease( Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)


  • Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA)
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis (TAK)
  • Kawasaki Disease (KD)
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN)
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA), formally known as Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Primary Angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS)
  • IgA Vasculitis (Henoch-Schonlein Purpura - HSP)
  • Cryoglobulinemic vasculitis
  • Behcet’s Disease/ Behcet’s syndrome
  • Relapsing Polychondritis (RP)

Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases:

  • Periodic Fever Syndromes
  • Yao Syndrome, formerly named NOD2-associated autoinflammatory disease
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS) or NLRP3-associated autoinflammatory disease
  • NLRP12 Autoinflammatory Disease or Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome type 2(FCAS2)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptor-Associated Periodic Syndrome (TRAPS)
  • Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome (HIDS) or Mevalonate Kinase Deficiency
  • Blau syndrome
  • Still’s disease
  • Behcet disease.
  • Hypermobility syndromes / Ehlers-Danlos

Treatment Modalities Include:

  • Biological and immune modulating medication management
  • Infusions
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound examination
  • Ultrasound-guided joint, tendon and bursa injections
  • IVIg