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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RSD, CRPS, Fibromyalgia, and Weather Sensitive Pain

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia are three conditions that all have weather sensitive pain as a predominant symptom.  Weather sensitive pain is largely caused by the sympathetic nervous system (a portion of the nervous system that controls automatic body functions such as skin swelling, breathing, and heart rate).  When this portion of the nervous system does not function as it should several symptoms can occur in addition to weather sensitive pain including irritable bowel and bladder, vison changes, and cold skin temperature.  In more severe cases heart rate abnormalities and inability to control of the blood pressure can occur as well. When that occurs the condition may be referred to a dysautonomia.   Learn more about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia at piedmontpmr.com.

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Medical Thermography For World Health

While Medical Thermography has not yet enjoyed widespread use in the United States momentum is growing on an international level.   For example the recent International Consensus and Guidelines In Medical Thremography (ICGMT) on line symposium attracted 18,000 registrants and 197,000 views.   Last week I spoke at the United Nations/World Heath Organization on the use of Medical Theromography For Physical Disabilities and Non-Communicable Disease to a warm and receptive audience.   This is how movements start.  As medical infrared technology improves and costs have come down (both at a dramatic rate since the Gulf War and 9/11 in the United States) access has grown.  Through endeavors like the ICGMT and the creation of internationally peer reviewed Guidelines for Neuromusculoskeletal, Breast, Veterinarian, and Oral – Systemic Disorders by the American Academy of Thermology (AAT) the medical community is gaining respect for and an understanding of the utility of Medical Thermology in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.   There are many other examples of international activity including the European Association on Thermology Congress being held this September in Madrid, Spain and the Asian Congress of Thermology being held this November in Seoul, S. Korea.  At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we are happy to offer a wide spectrum of Medical Thermology services.  Visit us at piedmontpmr.com

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CRPS, RSD and Fibromyalgia Patients Often Have Dysautonomia

CRPS, RSD and Fibromyalgia patients often suffer from the signs and symptoms of Dysautonomia: abnormal function of the autonomic nervous system.  The autonomic nervous system is responsible for things like control of blood pressure, skin sweating and temperature, weather sensitivity, heart rate, bowel and bladder control, and even breathing.  Most of us don’t think about these things.  We just assume the body will take care of them.  But when it does not life can be difficult. Fortunately most people who have one of these problems do not have all of them.  Also most people with CRPS, RSD and Fibromyalgia usually only have partial difficulty with the dysautonomia problems that they do have.  There are many options to improve quality of life if you have features of Dysautonomia.  Log onto piedmonpmr.com to learn more.

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