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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Regenerative Medicine

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment

Most people who have peripheral neuropathy live with some kind of symptoms.  Tightness, hot or cold sensations, weakness or heaviness, pain, decreased balance, tingling sensations, restless leg, and pins and needle sensations are just a few.  These complaints can really impact quality of life.   At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA, we have  recently teamed up with Realief Neuropathy Centers to offer a new form of laser therapy that reverses the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.  It has been rewarding to see people get relief of symptoms and to watch the physical signs or disease actually reverse (something we dont usually see in medicine).  Since peripheral neuropathy is a disease just like diabetes and high blood pressure it does requires some effort to  maintain those improvements after the initial phase of care.  This is referred to as the maintenance phase of care.  Fortunately that works too. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we offer a full line of services to diagnose, treat and reverse peripheral neuropathy.   Learn more at piedmontpmr.com.

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PR Web Has Published A News Release On Stem Cell

Dr. Schwartz and Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA (PPMR)  have been featured in a PR Web news release on stem cell for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.   Dr. Schwartz and PPMR have a long history of experience in regenerative medicine.   He was an early adapter for the use of Prolotherapy (injections that make use of natural compounds to grow ligament) in the 1980’s and then Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) where growth factors from your own blood are extracted, separated, and then grafted onto damaged tissue to create a more vigorous wound healing response in the early 2000’s.  Both autologus (meaning derived from self) and placental derived stem cell treatments have been available at PPMR since 2010.  In addition in 2015 PPMR introduced the Realief  system of care for the reversal of the signs and symptoms of peripheral neuropathy.  Dr. Schwartz is recognized as a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. Learn more about these options at piedmonpmr.com.

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Tissue Engineering Cell Therapy for Knees

Both autologus (your own) and placental derived cell therapy can produce fantastic results for osteoarthritis of the knee.   Each has its own unique set of advantages.  Nothing is better then self and autologus cells are just that.  They have a “eureka” day usually within 21 days of grafting and in our hands seem to have a faster onset of action then placental derived.  That means that relief can come on quicker in the majority of cases when autologus cells are used.   There are draws back however: they have to be harvested and also require a PRP (platelet rich plasma) booster at one month in order to get full impact.  Placental cells appear to be a bit slower to work but they also seem to keep working a bit longer than autologus (peek healing is quicker with autologus).  On the other hand no harvest is required, the grafting procedure is simple, and a 30 day booster is not required.   We have had great results with each.   In our hands 74% of patients had more than 80% relief after 6 months.    We have success indicators for other conditions as well.    For difficult cases like chronic low back pain 67% reported at least 80% relief, and 72% reported at least 50% relief.  For CRPS/RSD, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD)  43% reported at least 90% relief and 86% reported at least 50% relief.   Finally, with hips, ankles and shoulders 50% achieved 50% relief or more .   Tissue engineering cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis is a great option for those who want to avoid arthroscopy or knee joint replacement.   Learn more at piedmontpmr.com.

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