November 2nd, 2018 by LOC Team

As it is Back Care Awareness Week here in the UK (we’re sure you are all celebrating with your family and friends) we have decided to take a break from the normal information about conditions and treatments this week and focus on back pain and back care. Back pain can make everyday life very difficult, particularly long-term back pain. However, with the help of services such as rheumatology, back pain can be greatly reduced.

What is rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a specialised department set up to offer patients diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of a host of conditions. As rheumatology is specialised, the NHS does not have many of these departments in the country. However, rheumatology may be offered to you if you are in need of long-term management of certain conditions. Of course, we also offer rheumatology services to our patients who are suffering from long-term medical conditions.

What conditions can rheumatology treat?

There are many conditions that rheumatology can treat, but rheumatology is far more than just treatment for a condition. This department offers diagnosis and long-term management of such conditions as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and many more. The aim of rheumatology is to create a treatment plan that can offer relief from the pain and other symptoms of certain conditions thus providing the patient a better everyday life.

Most of the conditions that rheumatology departments treat cannot be cured. The treatment is intended to help the patients live with a condition and manage the pain caused by it. By doing this, the patients may live a happy and healthy life without many symptoms day to day.

To find out more about rheumatology, please get in touch. Rheumatology can provide long-term management of symptoms from a host of conditions and offer many people a chance to live healthily again. If you'd like our help diagnosing your condition, make an appointment today. We can create a long-term treatment plan tailored to you to help with your pain and any other symptoms. Please stay tuned to our blog during back care awareness week for more information about the services available to patients who are suffering from long-term back conditions.