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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Relief for Chronic Pelvic Pain, Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and Painful Bladder Symptoms

Relief for Chronic pelvic pain (CPP), Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and painful bladder symptoms can be achieved with several of the procedures used to treat pain on the neurologic and musculoskeletal system.

Like non-gastric abdominal and non-cardiac chest pain, chronic pelvic, bladder and interstitial cystitis pain can have neurologic and musculoskeletal factors that contribute to chronic pain. These factors are not always obvious and may be present in addition to other more traditional sources.

For example, a patient with frequent urinary tract, bladder or prostate infections would expect to have pain associated with the infection. They may not be aware however that low back pain, an injury in the pelvis, or pubic region, or even an old ankle fracture may cause the nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments that interact with those structures to increase chronic pelvic pain, interstitial cystitis, and painful bladder symptoms.

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Robert G.Schwartz, MD, RSD, CRPS, complex, chronic pain, physical & vascular medicine

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group Medical Director

In 1990 Dr. Schwartz initiated and sponsored the South Carolina RSDA Support Group in Greenville, South Carolina. He has also been a sponsor and founding board member of RSDA.org. He is a physiatrist with expertise in complex, chronic pain, board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation and a fellow in vascular medicine. Dr. Schwartz practices at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, SC. He has been guest professor at the N.Y.U. School of Medicine, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and The Schmerz Clinic in Rottenburg Germany. Dr. Schwartz is on the teaching staff at The Medical University of South Carolina and the Bioengineering Department at Clemson University, Clemson, SC. He is the medical director or physical medicine services at Bons Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Robert G. Schwartz, M.D.

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Lower & Upper Back Pain

It is not uncommon to go to the doctor with a backache only to leave with a diagnosis of lower back pain or upper back pain

Oh, My Aching Back!

It is not uncommon to go to the doctor with a backache only to leave with a diagnosis of lower back pain or upper back pain. We are frequently told it is likely due to strain, sprain, or arthritis. The diagnosis may be based upon a physical exam or an x-ray.

Like a rusty door hinge the bones in the spine may become rough and irregular. In addition the discs (jelly-like donuts that act like cushions between the bones) can lose their fullness. Doctors refer to this as degenerative disc disease (arthritis for short). The result is that the space between the bones decreases. This lack of space can lead to more arthritis of the bones themselves.

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