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 American Academy of Thermology Annual Scientific Session Is Sept. 26th, In Greenville, SC

The American Academy of Thermology (AAT) is holding its Annual Scientific Session on September 26th, 2015, in Greenville, SC at the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Downton Greenville, SC.   Pre-courses include a Members Certification Course for Technicians on Thursday, September 24th and for Physicians on Friday, September 25th.   The AAT Annual Business and Committee Meetings will be held on Sunday, September 27th.  This years program can be found in the Annual Meeting Program link on the AAT website.  Highlighted speakers include Ho-Yeol Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Ilsan Hospital; Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, Davood Tashayyod, Coulter Project Director, Drexel University, and Robert G. Schwartz, MD, President of the American Academy of Thermology.    The AAT is the premier organization in North America dedicated to furthering the science and medical application of medical thermal imaging.  Learn more about how Medical Thermography can benefit your practice and patients at both aathermology.org and piedmontpmr.com.

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CRPS, RSD and Me

The pain from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) can be overwhelming, to say the least. From allodynia (pain to non painful stimulus) to a whole host of autonomic nervous system disorders that affect motor coordination, vision, and bowel and bladder function CRPS/RSD can easily make someone loose sight of the difference between having CRPS/RSD or CRPS/RSD having them. While the most frequent approaches to  CRPS/RSD include opiates, blocks, and spinal cord simulators none of them improve quality of life if the distinction between having CRPS/RSD or it having you is not addressed.   Not only do we believe that there are several other effective treatment options (see CRPS/RSD on piedmontpmr.com) we also believe that helping you with your relationship to this disease is key.   The South Carolina RSD/Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the The Bernadine Center located in the Downtown Campus of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, in  Greenville, SC, at 6:30 pm.   Their next meeting is this thursday.   Why not join us?  Attendance is free.

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Dysautonomia and Sympathetic Pain

Dysautonomia is a condition where the autonomic nervous system does not work right.  The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling automatic functions in the body such as heart rate, blood pressure, pupil size, bowel and bladder urges, skin temperature, and even limb swelling.     Many people with chronic pain never consider that rather then sensory or motor nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones there is yet another major source of musculoskeletal pain.   The sympathetic nerves (that is their name) which are part of the autonomic nervous system, can actually cause more severe pain then each of the other tissue types just named.  When involved light touch, changing barometric pressure, and changing temperature can hurt.  Weather sensitive pain, as seen with conditions like arthritis, necks, backs, head ache, RSD/CRPS, and Fibromyalgia, is a true sign that there is dysautonmia of the sympathetic nerves.  The good news is that there is a way to identify it (medical thermology) and there are ways to treat it. Learn more about dysautonomia,  sympathetic nerve, and weather sensitive pain at Piedmontpmr.com.

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