The rheumatologist and the spa: a personal view.

Authors: Cosh JA
Source: R Soc Health J. 1982 Oct;102(5):189-92.
DOI: 10.1177/146642408210200502 Publication date: 1982 Oct E-Publication date: Not specified Availability: abstract Copyright: © 1982, SAGE Publications
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Not specified


Article abstract

THERE ARE many thousands of people in Britain with inadequately treated rheumatic disorders, ranging from minor complaints to serious and disabling forms of arthritis. The widespread public interest in treatment methods other than drugs suggests that spa treatment should be revived. It could be as successful in Britain as it is elsewhere in relieving pain and disability and in promoting health. The role of a thermal spa in the treatment of rheumatic disorders is described, and a plea is made for a return to these methods in the public interest.

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