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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Complex Chronic Pain

Regenerative Medicine Evaluation Methods

Maintaining a healthy and nutritionally balanced lifestyle is an important part of regenerative medicine. Due to its reliance on the body’s natural healing functions, making healthy dietary and behavioral choices are essential. This is part of the idea of reducing total load, which means eliminating or reducing things that negatively impact your life. By reducing total load, the natural healing process of the body can be amplified greatly without even undergoing formal medical treatment.

If treatment is required, a full exam by a medical professional is highly recommended to assess the root cause of the problem before proceeding. Often, problems arise during treatment when an underlying issue is unknown, so it is crucial to look at the entire body and determine the best method to treat holistically. Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation uses cutting edge imaging and detection methods to evaluate their patients, including musculoskeletal ultrasound, electrodiagnostics, segmental plethysmography, and arterial duplex studies.

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Understanding and Treating Fibromyalgia

Even though fibromyalgia has been around for centuries, it is often poorly understood and has often been characterized by controversy. This is due to the fact that patients’ physical wellbeing appears healthy and their laboratory results are typically deemed normal. Fibromyalgia is estimated to affect approximately 2-3% of the population in the United States. Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia exhibit widespread musculoskeletal pain and debilitating fatigue. A common symptom of fibromyalgia is referred to as “fibro fog,” where patients describe memory and concentration problems. Patients may also experience depression and/or anxiety, headaches, and sensations of numbness, tingling, and burning in the extremities. These problems may be exaggerated by the drop in barometric pressure. Patients may experience an increase in aches and pains when a front is on the way or during the colder months. This is called “weather-sensitive pain”; it is due to the fact that your body’s sympathetic nervous system controls your heart rate, constriction of blood vessels, sweating, etc. and is programmed to automatically respond based on changes in weather and pressure.

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Advance Beyond Pain Management

Advance beyond pain management and look toward relief, repair, and restoration.   Most people equate pain management in the Carolinas with narcotics and spinal stimulators but it does not have to be that way.  There are options to provide relief through repair of the underlying condition and restoration of function that provide lasting solutions and obviate the need for pain management.   That does not mean that everyone’s condition can be made like it was brand new but it does mean that treatments such as prolotherapy, PRP and stem cell can help your body overcome injury and illness so that pain management  with narcotics or implants isn’t necessary.    For patients in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson there are plenty of other treatment options as well.  Learn about them at piedmontpmr.com.

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