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


317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
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Medical Conditions Article

Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

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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Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

Breast Health and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Women have lots of reasons to question what is the right thing to do if they want to be proactive about breast health.   It is pretty hard not to have heard that Mammography, the once gold standard for breast cancer detection, has come under scrutiny for a myriad of reasons.   So many women have turned to other adjunct breast risk health assessments such as Medical Breast Thermology in order to do more.

The truth is that no imaging study, in and of itself, offers a holistic approach to breast health.  While Mammography, Breast MRI and Bresst Ultrasound offer structural assessments for abnormalities in breast tissue, and Medical Breast Thermography offers a complimentary physiologic assessment, both are for the most part still pretty focused on breast tissue in isolation.

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Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A. offers effective, proven solutions for complex, chronic and unresolved pain. This pain may be attributed to multiple factors and caused by a number of medical conditions, including:

Chest Wall, Back and Thoracic Pain

There is relief for chest wall, back and thoracic pain. Many people have chest, back or thoracic pain and are afraid.  They are told it is not their heart so they need to move on with their life, but they hurt and activity is still limited.  They are given pills or told there is nothing that can be done for them.   But that is not true.  Most chest wall pain is not from a heart condition and there is plenty that can be done for it.

It is always safe to see your primary care doctor or a cardiologist if you are worried about cardiac disease.   But if that work up or opinion does not yield results then you don’t have to stop looking for relief.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we look for a long list of other medical and musculoskeletal conditions that can cause chest wall, back or thoracic pain.  Examples include strained ligaments, muscle spasm, nerve irritation, rib syndromes, thoracic out let syndrome, viral infections, and even neck or low back conditions (these can refer pain into the chest wall, mid back and thoracic areas).

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