317 St. Francis Dr. Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601


317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-235-1834, Fax: 1-864-235-2486

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Aches & Pains

Dysautonomia

Dysautonomia broadly refers to a problem with the autonomic nervous system, or ANS. The ANS is a special portion of the nervous system which is integral in the body’s maintenance of homeostasis, or “steady state”.  The ANS controls functions of the body that occur automatically.  These functions are typically outside the domain of the peripheral and central nervous system.  For example, heart rate, respiratory rate, bowel motility, bladder contractility, pupil size, skin temperature and sweating are all modulated by the ANS.

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High Impact – Out In the Cold

High Impact: Out In the Cold, We have all heard the expression, “Cold hands, warm heart.” But the question is, “Should they be?”  Perpetually cold hands and feet are common.  Many people describe associated numbness, tingling, and even pain. Fortunately, there are high impact treatments that help.   It does require something more than putting on a pair of gloves or a pair of your favorite fuzzy socks however.

Nervous system disorders such as dysautonomia or circulatory problems that create poor perfusion of the extremities lend themselves to temperature differences in the hands and feet.  But such symptoms can occur in the neck, back, ligaments and joints too.

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HIGH IMPACT- Athletics

High Impact- All athletes across the athletic spectrum share a common bond; they have all had to deal with the most unfortunate of experiences – the dreaded sports injury.  While the sweat, dedication, and commitment required to excel in the sports arena are undeniable, equally undeniable is the high impact that repetitive stress and microtrauma our tissues endure in the process.  Not all sports injuries are gruesome fractures, unsightly tears, or dislocations that defy the laws of physics.  We all know these – the instances that are played over and over in super slow motion to capture every gory detail.

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