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Dysautonomia and Sympathetic Pain

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, RSD, RSD Treatments | 0 comments

Dysautonomia is a condition where the autonomic nervous system does not work right.  The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling automatic functions in the body such as heart rate, blood pressure, pupil size, bowel and bladder urges, skin temperature, and even limb swelling.     Many people with chronic pain never consider that rather then sensory or motor nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones there is yet another major source of musculoskeletal pain.   The sympathetic nerves (that is their name) which are part of the...

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Peripheral Neuropathy Seminar

Posted by on Aug 2, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Neuropathy | 0 comments

On Tuesday, August 11th, at 6pm Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is sponsoring a free seminar on Peripheral Neuropathy.   The seminar will be held at the St. Francis Millennium Campus, 2 Innovation drive, in Greenville, South Carolina.  Dr. Schwartz, as Medical Director for the St. Francis Peripheral Neuropathy Restorative Care Program at St. Francis will be the speaker.   The St. Francis Peripheral Neuropathy Restorative Care Program was designed to complement the Realief System of Care for peripheral neuropathy which has been shown to...

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Restore

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Treatment Options | 0 comments

Restore.   Whether it be mind, body, or spirit at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have over 30 years of experience in helping people be all that they can be.  We have a holistic and regenerative medicine approach.  We offer non-narcotic therapies focused on treating the root cause of injury or disease.   We prefer not to cover up symptoms but rather to treat the source.  Prolotherapy (injections of natural substances that pull your growth factors to an area), Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP (which concentrates growth factors...

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Stem Cell Treatment Now!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Treatment Options | 0 comments

A recent article in the Greenville News spoke about the immense potential of stem cell therapies, in the future.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we have been performing adipose (fat), bone marrow, and placental derived stem cell treatments with great success for several years now.   FDA regulations are strict, and we comply with them.   These regulations do limit how stem cells can be processed and that does reduce some of the effectiveness that might otherwise be available however even with the current restrictions our...

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Balance

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Education, Health, Fitness, and Nutrition | 0 comments

Balance often comes from the feet.  And if they ache, are twisted, or if your stance is off center then so is your square.  Think of you square as your torso only don’t forget your hips, shoulders, and the main objective: to balance your head.  If your physical square is off center then its just a matter of time until your spiritual and psychological square loose their center as well. When ever illness is present it is a good idea to assess your square.  Are you centered?   If not what can you do to regain it?  Consider basic exercises...

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Experience Freedom

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, Education, Health, Fitness, and Nutrition | 0 comments

Experience Freedom from chronic pain, and get back to living your life! At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we value putting quality back into life.   Whether it be through traditional diagnosis and treatment, integrated care, or re-framing methods like Systema Health, Challenge and Choice, or  Brain Highways we work to help you build a personal protection program that addresses the root cause of your pain.   Learn more about these latter options by using the Education tab of...

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RSD, CRPS, Fibromyalgia, and Weather Sensitive Pain

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, RSD | 0 comments

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia are three conditions that all have weather sensitive pain as a predominant symptom.  Weather sensitive pain is largely caused by the sympathetic nervous system (a portion of the nervous system that controls automatic body functions such as skin swelling, breathing, and heart rate).  When this portion of the nervous system does not function as it should several symptoms can occur in addition to weather sensitive pain including irritable bowel and bladder, vison...

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