Alternative Treatments for Arthritis Pikeville KY

T’ai chi, as a meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi.

Haider Abbas, MD
(336) 716-4202
701 College Hl
Williamson, WV
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Rawalpindi Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1992
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Hospital: Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, Wv

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James Franklin Day, MD
(912) 897-2707
111 Abbey Rd
Georgetown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Bill Bailey
(270) 534-0046
125 Augusta Ave # A
Paducah, KY
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M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Hugh Edwards, MD
201 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Manitoba, Fac Of Med, Winnipeg, Man, Canada
Graduation Year: 1987

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Joseph Edward Temming, MD
(859) 331-3100
2616 Legends Way
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Rita Egan
(859) 254-7000
330 Waller Avenue #100
Lexington, KY
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F
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Hospital: Arthritis Center Of Lexin
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

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Syed Haider Abbas
(859) 258-4450
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jayalakshmi Pampati, MD
(606) 439-4129
1908 N Main St Ste 230
Hazard, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1983

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Daksha P Mehta, MD
(270) 769-2535
584 Westport Rd Ste 101
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Hardin Mem Hosp, Elizabethtown, Ky
Group Practice: Arthritis & Osteoporosis Ctr

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Liza R Varghese
(859) 331-3100
2616 Legends Way
Crestview Hills, KY
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Rheumatology

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Alternative Treatments for Arthritis

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By Cara McDonald

Lenore Pristash was determined to cope with the arthritis in her neck and spine—after all, the 66-year-old was a former aerobics instructor and lifelong golfer, and she was used to being in control of her body. But when her doctor recommended neck surgery to remove bone spurs, the first words out of her mouth were, “No way.” “I was afraid I would lose the ability to do the things I love,” she says.

The Conventional Rx: Pristash was taking glucosamine and chondroitin (joint supplements that aid in cartilage repair), as well as Celebrex, a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that irritated her stomach and increased her risk of heart attack and stroke.

The Alternative Rx: T’ai chi. This meditative martial art involves the fluid repetition of a series of gentle movements called forms. Pristash started attending a weekly class with a t’ai chi instructor and supplemented with DVD workouts at home.“People with arthritis benefit tremendously from the balance, stamina, endurance, focus, breathing, and social benefits they get from doing t’ai chi,” says Pristash’s instructor, Theresa Lilla, who herself has arthritis in her neck and knees. “It helps you to calm and connect with yourself, and when you’re in pain, that’s important.”

The Outcome:
Before t’ai chi, Pristash could move her head only 40 degrees to the left; now she can turn it all the way to her shoulder. Her joints don’t crackle like they used to, and she stopped taking Celebrex. But a surprise benefit has been the mental effect: “T’ai chi enables you to settle your body into yourself and the earth; it sounds corny, but that’s what you do,” Pristash says. “T’ai chi has helped make this disease tolerable.” —Cara McDonald

Author: Cara McDonald

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