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

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 condition so that you can work, play or just live life without having to worry about pain.   Learn more about pain treatment options at piedmontpmr.com.

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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 system, or both), temporal mandibular related, tension, sinus, hormonal, and postural mechanical.   There are other factors as well.   By carefully teasing out which of these factors contribute to your migraine or headache a treatment plan that addresses each factor one at a time can then be crafted.  Learn more about diagnosis and treatment options for Migraine in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson at piedmontpmr.com.

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Fibromyalgia is Real

Not the Last Word: Fibromyalgia is Real was the title of a recent article published in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (December 2015).   It was music to my ears to see that the orthopedic community is engaged in dialogue that acknowledged “..fibromyalgia has an entry in the 10th edition of the The International Classifications of Disease (ICD-10)” and that “…ICD-10 is the gold standard”.   The article goes on to say “Let us imagine a world where doctors did not have to worry about their clinical productivity..” and that “…in that world, a patient presenting with  widespread pain, sleep disturbances and tender points gets our sympathy and our attention without recrimination”.   While the debate among orthopedists, rheumatologists, and other specialties continues we applaud these comments.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC we also go a step further; we look for the root cause of disease in people with chronic widespread pain, including fibromyalgia.  We also work toward reversing the signs of symptoms associated with that pain with the goal of adding quality back into life.  Learn more about treat diagnosis and treatment options for fibromyalgia at piedmontpmr.com.

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