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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Myofascial Syndrome Diagnosis And Treatment

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Pain Cure: Diagnostic Testing Myofascial pain (also called myofascitis) refers to pain originating from muscles that are in spasm. If you put your hand on the skin overlying the spasm, you can feel a ropy band underneath. The muscles are in the shortened position, but no work is being done. It is like a car engine that is on, but is seized. The lack of any real work being done by the muscle is what distinguishes it from a cramp. Myofascial pain is often a cause of neck and low back sprains.

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Effective Treatment for Persistent Lyme Disease


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We Help What Hurts Effective Treatment for Persistent Lyme Disease

Effective treatment for persistent Lyme disease is available but it requires a high index of suspicion, a long term view, and realistic expectations.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by a bite from the Borrelia Burgdorfer tick that can cause arthritis, musculoskeletal, heart and brain problems. Other reported symptoms which may come and go include fatigue, mood changes, psychiatric disorders, dizziness, shortness of breath, eye inflammation, heart rhythm problems. Since the incubation period is one to two weeks, because many patients do not recall having been bitten by a tick, and since many Lyme disease symptoms mimic those of other disorders, the diagnosis of can be difficult.

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

Many people know that with heart or cerebral vascular disease, you can have a heart attack or stroke, but they are not aware that PAD, too, can have a dramatic effect on quality of life. To get an idea of how disabling PAD can be, imagine if the arteries in your legs were having angina or if your foot were having a stroke.

The majority of people do not go from having no symptoms to severe vascular pain overnight. However, without an index of suspicion for PAD, most confuse the leg pain — and cramping caused by PAD — with something else. One common example is neurogenic claudication. In this case, leg pain is due to narrowing of the back’s spinal canal (called stenosis).

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