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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:

Fibromyalgia: Treatment & Pain Relief

What Is Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a non-progressive disease characterized by a wide variety of symptoms, including fatigue and chronic muscle, ligament, and joint pain. Numerous factors can aggravate these symptoms, and it’s common for this pain to prevent sufferers from enjoying daily activities and, in many cases, from getting a good night’s sleep. In severe cases, it can be incapacitating.

While we don’t really know what causes fibromyalgia, we do know people often feel like they simply woke up one day with it. While the presence of a minor injury may be a trigger, its onset is often very subtle.

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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:

Low Back Pain

With persistent lower back ache shooting pains down the legs can occur. Muscles can get so tight that if affects your ability to stand straight. When back pain gets this severe frequently the problem is that the muscles are in spasm due to a nerve root irritation near the spine.

The solution depends on why the nerve got irritated in the first place. If it occurred secondary to a weak ligament (just like a sprained ankle) then addressing the underlying source is often necessary to stop it from reoccurring. Some people think that if there is nerve root irritation (sciatica) then the resulting back pain must be severe but depending upon the degree of involvement this is not necessarily true. If the nerve is involved however the key for initial treatment is to relieve the nerve irritation. As a result, it is worth checking for nerve irritation even mild episodes of persistent low back pain.

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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:

Leaky Gut Syndrome & Inflamed Intestines

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) has been reported to account for at least 50 percent of chronic health care complaints in today’s society. In LGS, the epithelium (outer surface of cells) of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the blood stream. This event compromises the liver, the lymphatic system, and the immune response including the endocrine system.

LGS can be be a primary cause of the following common conditions: asthma, food allergies, chronic sinusitis, eczema, urticaria, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, fungal disorders, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory joint disorders including rheumatoid arthritis. It also contributes to PMS, uterine fibroid, and breast fibroid. Leaky Gut Syndrome may also be the basis for chronic fatigue syndrome and pediatric immune deficiencies.

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