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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Doctor-Patient Relationship

Empathizing with the Pain of Fibromyalgia

In many ways, fibromyalgia is a lot like mental illness – no-one can tell from looking at you that you have it, and there’s no way of proving to people how debilitating it can be. Ironically, depression is a common aspect of fibromyalgia, so in effect you get two invisible illnesses for the price of one. The invisibility of these conditions makes it hard for people to understand the pain you are feeling, and this lack of empathy can make you wish you had something more obvious wrong with you, such as a broken leg. Nice plaster cast, crutches, immediate understanding from everyone who sees you that you have been through an extremely painful ordeal. The other advantage of having a broken leg is that it should heal completely in a reasonable length of time, whereas with fibromyalgia there’s no knowing when, if ever, your symptoms will be resolved.

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Holistic Health

Taking personal ownership in your health is not as easy as it sounds.   Most people take their health for granted.  Life can be so demanding that finding the time to take care of oneself can seem like a burden so when things are OK, why worry?  But then things are not OK and we are unprepared.  If only we took the time to do simple things like re-framing the the way we deal with tension.   If we really thought about it we would make reducing tension a way of life instead of a way to deal with life.   Systema Health, Challenge and Choice, and Brain Highways are three tools we use at piedmont physical medicine and rehabilitation, pa to help patients improve quality of life.   Learn more about these at piedmontpmr.com.

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Dr. Schwartz Is Guest Professor In Colorado

Last week Dr. Schwartz traveled to Denver, Colorado to be guest professor at CROM (Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine).   Dr. Schwartz spoke on RSD/CRPS, weather sensitive pain, medical thermography, reducing total load, and stem cell.   The experience was a great one and his presentations were well received. Visit piedmontpmr.com to learn more about these topics.

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Dr. Schwartz is the Medical Director of the St. Francis Bon Secours Fibromyalgia Program.

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