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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The Weather And Musculoskeletal Pain

Can you forecast the rain with your pain? Does the weather affect your musculoskeletal pain? Chances are you have weather sensitive pain.Can You Forecast The Weather With Your Pain?

It’s the kind of thing you probably heard your grandparents say: “There’s rain coming, I can feel it in my joints.” It sounds like the kind of claim that can safely be filed under “Old Wives’ Tales”, but clinical studies of weather sensitive pain have shown that people with several chronic pain conditions are able to predict changes in the weather quite accurately.

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I Have RSD, but It Does Not Have Me

When you sprain an ankle, first you feel a sharp electric pain, and then you feel a burning pain. The sharp pain comes from the fast sensory pain fiber, and the slow onset, longer lasting burning pain is transmitted by the sympathetic nerve fiber. Normally, the burning pain stops over time. If it does not, you may have something referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)-also called chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

What is RSD?

RSD is a chronic pain syndrome of the sympathetic nervous system. It usually follows an identifiable event, such as a fracture, torn ligament or crush injury. There are different levels of sympathetic pain and RSD/CRPS is classically reserved for the most severe forms but both erms are used loosely to help describe a wide array of cold or weather sensitive pain syndromes.

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Reduce Pain For Fibromyalgia and RSD/CRPS

There are many options available to reduce pain for Fibromyalgia and RSD/CRPS (reflex sympathetic dystrophy and complex regional pain syndrome).    Each of these conditions share a common feature: the sympathetic nervous system does not properly regulate itself.  As a result symptoms such as weather sensitive pain, paint to light touch, and bowel and bladder irregularity can occur.   Fortunately there are many treatment options that address the root cause that can provide relief.   And they don’t have to include becoming addicted to or dependent upon medications.   While these conditions are curable they are manageable.   With time and consistent effort quality of life can and does improve.   Learn more about Fibromyalgia and RSD/CRPS at piedmontpmr.com.

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