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Relieving Persistent Muscle Spasm

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Relieving Persistent Muscle Spasm

Relieving persistent muscle spasm is a primary objective at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC.   In fact we have been focused on this for over 30 years.  We look at all of the factors that cause muscle spasm including nerve, tendon, ligament, posture, body mechanics, stress and tension, and even metabolic disorders. The key is to discover what is making the muscle spasm persistent to begin with and then do what it takes to fix that.  While that can sometime take time fortunately there are many options and for...

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Sleep Without Restless Legs

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Neuropathy, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Sleep Without Restless Legs

Medication is only one treatment option to let you sleep without restless legs.  While medication can be effective in relieving the symptoms of restless legs it does nothing to reverse or resolve the disorder.   While restless legs are often attributed to problems in the brainstem there are many other causes that are quite responsive to treatment.   Examples include lumbar nerve root irritation, peripheral neuropathy, arterial and venous vascular disorders, and even ligamentous stain of the foot and ankle.  If you live in Greenville,...

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Piriformis Pain Relief

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Piriformis Pain Relief

By treating the underlying reasons for piriformis spasm piriformis pain relief is more than possible.  The piriformis is a unique muscle that crosses between the low back and hip.  Since the sciatic nerve dives through the piriformis if it becomes injured, or if there is associated tendon or ligamentous strain, then it known to cause chronic low back and hip pain.  Treatment of piriformis pain requires specialized expertise.  It is affected by factors such as gait, foot and ankle abnormalities, and hip and low back degenerative arthritis.  In...

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Pain Management Verses Treatment

Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Pain Management Verses Treatment

Pain management today has become synonymous with medication management.   Pain treatment on the other hand is directed toward addressing the root cause of the pain with goal of fixing the problem.   It makes much sense to try to fix the source of your pain rather than just cover up symptoms if your goal is to get well.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we specialize in pain diagnosis and treatment for patients in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson.  We are dedicated toward helping your body resolving the underlying...

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Pain Relief

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Medical Condition | Comments Off on Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Pain Relief

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) pain relief is usually achieved by treating structures other than a cervical rib.  Fortunately even though cervical rib is the most commonly thought of reason for TOS it is actually the least common cause of it.  More common sources include scalene (neck) muscle spasm, sympathetic over activity (resulting in cold sensations and weather sensitive pain), nerve irritation, and ligamentous strain.  The good news is that unlike TOS from cervical rib surgery is not required for these other perpetrators and treatment...

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Scoliosis Pain Relief Without Surgery

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Scoliosis Pain Relief Without Surgery

Scoliosis pain relief is quite possible without surgery.   Even when scoliosis is structural and with a significant curve there are many treatment options that can be quite effective.   This is because other structures such as muscle, nerve, and ligament often are the source of the pain, even spinal curvature is obvious.  In fact quite often the soft tissues surrounding the spine and the effects of scoliosis on the rest of the body hurt more than the cure itself. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we offer scoliosis spinal...

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Resolving Painful Migraine

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Aches & Pains, Blog, Complex Chronic Pain, Treatment Options | Comments Off on Resolving Painful Migraine

Resolving painful migraine is a challenge but with consistent, dedicated effort it is achievable.   The first step is to recognize that all migraine is not alike.  In fact most migraines are actually mixed headaches.   Mixed headache means that there are multiple factors involved; the migraine, or headache, is actually not just one headache but the result of several headaches.    Common factors include cervicogenic (derived from the musculoskeletal structures of the neck), vasomotor (derived from either the vascular tree, sympathetic nervous...

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