Welcome to Center For Pain Management & Rehab.,SC (CPMR) newsletter!
We would like to take this opportunity to share with you the great news and successful stories from our patients. As you know, our nationally renowned pain and rehab specialists at CPMR provide the most effective treatments for all kinds of painful conditions and our state-of-the-art facility is proud to be one of the top pain management and rehabilitation centers in the country. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists is able to devise individually-tailored care plans for each patient, and we work closely with you, the patient's local provider, to collaborate in the patient's care.
Commonly treated conditions: back pain, neck pain, arthritis (all kinds on joint pain), shoulder pain, knee pain, hip pain, neuropathy, muscle pain/fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated or bulging disc, sciatica and spinal stenosis and more.
Yibing Li, MD
Medical Director, Founder
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehab.
Board Certified in Pain Medicine
Swimmer Michael Phelps has been grabbing headlines not just for the Olympic medals he won in Rio de Janeiro. He's also attracting attention for the circular bruises he and other athletes have displayed from "cupping."
Cupping is a technique used in conjunction with acupuncture or dry needling. Cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing. It is effective at stretching tight fascia and muscles. Cupping helps the tissue develop new blood flow and causes anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. Cupping is generally painless and many say is more effective than massage for muscle problems.
Cupping therapy attaches suction cups to a person's skin to treat pain and other injuries. A vacuum is created in the cups that pulls the skin of the patient. That suction is said to help improve blood flow, and often leaves a bruise. It can be done with glass, silicon, bamboo or plastic cups, and even pumps.
It's most often associated with Chinese medicine, though the technique is traced to other ancient civilizations in the Middle East and Europe.
Cupping can help you overcome old and new injury by: