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:

Sympathetic Nerve Fibers

There are many kinds of nerve fibers. Two that are easy to understand are the motor fibers that let us move and the sensory fibers that let us feel. Another important group of fibers that is harder to understand includes the sympathetic nerve fibers.

Sympathetic Efferents

The sympathetic nerves — also called the “C fiber” or “small fiber” nerves — arise from little collections of nerve clusters called ganglia. These are located outside of the spinal cord. The ganglia can function entirely independently (automatically) from the rest of the nervous system.

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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:

Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment

Diabetic neuropathy includes disorders of the nerve root, nerve trunk, and nerve endings. When these disorders occur as a result of diabetes, the cause is felt to be secondary to either altered glucose metabolism or a lack of blood flow to the nerve itself. Pain, weakness, numbness, and functional impairment can result. At Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, we offer innovative diabetic neuropathy treatments for patients in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and surrounding areas.

It is common knowledge that the diabetic suffers from altered glucose metabolism as a result of either reduced quantities or reduced effectiveness of circulating insulin. While the majority of medical management centers on controlling the blood sugar, even when good control is achieved, disease or injury to the nerves can occur.

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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:

Somato-Visceral Pain: Undiagnosed chest, abdominal, flank & groin pain

It is not uncommon for new Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson area patients to visit us with abdominal, flank, chest, or groin pain that remains undiagnosed. It is particularly frustrating when their previous doctors failed reveal a source. To the afflicted, self-doubt and then depression may set in.

For many, examination of the somatic system (muscles, nerves and ligaments) can hold the answer. Most of us understand that one sign of a heart attack is referral of pain into the chest wall and left arm. There is not as much awareness that musculoskeletal problems including Neck Pain, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and Myofascial Syndrome can cause similar complaints, including an initial impression that the heart is the source, when in fact it is not. Similar examples exist for abdominal, pelvic, flank, and groin pain.

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