The earlier a musculoskeletal injury is treated, the sooner healing can begin. An untreated injury can easily slide from “acute” to “subacute” and even into “chronic”.
Conventional medicine is keen to find a label, to make a diagnosis. This guides the treatment of the condition. Typical causes of musculoskeletal pain are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Unfortunately, this approach does not address the underlying cause of the symptoms.
Conventional treatments are directed to suppress symptoms with little consideration to the reasons why a person is sick. Instead of treating the individual patient with the disease, the disease is treated instead. This type of treatment DOES NOT take into consideration the unique makeup of each individual.
An abundance of literature shows that chronic use of anti-inflammatory drugs will damage the lining of the intestines and cause increased permeability which is called “leaky gut syndrome”. Leaky gut is linked to inflammation which can cause further aggravating and potentially worsening of arthritis pain.
In this ebook, we will discuss the typical diagnoses for musculoskeletal pains from a functional medicine perspective, highlight the need for further analysis and suggest functional treatment approaches, that address the causes rather than covering up the symptoms.