In my practice, I use a holistic approach in treating my patients by analysing the physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional and social aspects of the patient’s lifestyle rather than focusing on the physical illness or specific parts of the body. Therefore, I do not simply focus on treating just the symptoms, but I also look for underlying causes of the disease to manage them.
Pain in the back is fairly common and usually goes away after a matter of weeks or months. Individuals can experience pain in any part of the back, from the coccyx at the bottom of the spine to the neck. The most common complaint is low back pain (also known as lumbago).
The elbow is a complex joint formed by bones, cartilage, ligaments and fluids. The muscles and tendons help to move the joint and if any of these parts suffers any damage, the pains and problems appear.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and degenerative disease that causes joint inflammation. There are certain areas that this type of rheumatic condition affects more often, they include the wrists, fingers, toes, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles. Joint inflammation normally causes pain, deformity, and movement issues, as the cartilage wears out and the bones rub against each other.
A pain in the neck can come from an injury, abnormality, or tension in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the neck, or in the top part of the spinal column, either in the discs, nerves, or the vertebrae themselves.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative conditions that affects the joints, causing them to become stiff and causing pain. Any of the joints in the body can be affected, but it more commonly affects the hips, knees, and small joints in the hands. It affects women more commonly than it does men, and is the commonest form of arthritis in the UK.