Lupus Specialist Bardstown KY

While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain.

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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Steven Harry Stern, MD
(502) 583-5836
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1980

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Kara Murphy Schmidt
(502) 629-7702
210 E Gray St
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Steven H Stern
(502) 583-5836
100 E Liberty St
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.SYED ABBAS
(859) 258-4450
1221 S Broadway
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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David H Neustadt
(502) 585-4163
234 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Mark H Heinicke
(502) 589-2063
332 W Broadway Ste 217
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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John Wesley Melton III, MD
(301) 215-7600
3900 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Arthritis Center

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Kishorkumar A DeSai
(270) 885-3876
1910 S Virginia St
Hopkinsville, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Alternative Treatments for Lupus

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By Vanessa Selene Williams

For years, Jesse Loren, a 45-year-old high school teacher who lives near Davis, California, battled severe allergies, kidney problems, and unexplained fatigue. In 2004, she was diagnosed with pityriasis, a skin condition characterized by a pink, scaly rash. It wasn’t until December 2007, when she was suffering from intense joint pain and the same rash that wouldn’t go away, that she was diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disease. While the exact cause of lupus is unknown, researchers believe that both genetic and environmental factors, such as antibiotics, extreme stress, and hormones, could play a role.

The Conventional RX: Corticosteroids and anti-malarial drugs, which control joint pain and reduce inflammation. But Loren says these drugs came with extreme side effects for her, including mood swings, depression, facial swelling, and weight gain.

The Alternative RX: Massage. While Loren still sees her medical doctor regularly and takes a corticosteroid to control her joint pain, twice-monthly massages have helped increase the range of motion in her joints and decrease pain. “Regular massage increases circulation,” says Margaret G. Green, CMT, a massage therapist in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The increased circulation “removes toxins by improving the blood and lymph flow—and this helps control the inflammation associated with lupus.” Massage also helps the body release feel-good endorphins, natural neurotransmitters that interfere with the signals between nerve cells and reduce pain.

The Outcome: Loren is now tapering off of her medication regimen. “Regular massages have lessened my symptoms and also helped me feel more energized,” says Loren. “Even better, I feel more hopeful.”

Author: Vanessa Selene Williams

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