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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Fibromyalgia: It’s Not “All In Your Head”!

Fibromyalgia | Piedmont PMR

 

If you suffer from the miserable symptoms of fibromyalgia you may be weary of skeptics claiming it’s “all in your head.”  Many people with fibromyalgia feel that family and friends don’t fully understand what they’re going through, or even believe their painful symptoms are real. As a result, they lack necessary support, and their struggles with fibromyalgia become even more difficult to manage.

Unfortunately, there is no single reproducible, objective test for fibromyalgia, which is why some doctors still question the validity of the disorder. While the exact cause of fibromyalgia continues to remain a mystery, it is becoming more widely accepted in medical circles as a real and serious health condition.

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Peripheral Neuropathy: What is it and How can you Treat it?

Peripheral Neuropathy | Piedmibt PMR

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease of the nervous system that stems from a variety of causes, most of which are difficult to determine. While most diagnoses are hard to attribute to a single cause, hardening of arteries, diabetes, chemotherapy, and alcoholism are the most common identifiable causes of peripheral neuropathy.  Those suffering from peripheral neuropathy usually complain of tingling, numbness, tightness, hot or cold sensations, and/or pain in the extremities. These symptoms can lead to difficulty with everyday activities, loss of coordination, and unexplained sensations; they generally begin in the lower extremities but symptoms can be present in the hands as well.

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Chronic Fatigue: Common Causes

Chronic Fatigue | Piedmont PMR

Chronic fatigue, while often associated with lack of healthy sleep, can stem from a variety of causes such as chronic disease, poor nutrition/gastric absorption, and environmental issues. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA, we follow a simple recipe to relieve chronic fatigue. It is called “reducing total load,” which refers to reducing the total number of things that prevent a healthy lifestyle along with a true desire to get to the root cause of your problem. A reduction in total load can be accomplished by eating healthier, getting more exercise, or reducing stress in other ways. While reducing total load helps to put your body on a healing path finding, eradicating, and treating the root cause can also have a major impact. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA, we do the assessments necessary to help diagnose your condition and offer a wide variety of treatment options to help eradicate the underlying cause.

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