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.

Kelly K Cole, MD
(859) 276-1440
333 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1987

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C Milton Young, MD
(859) 426-5693
1207 Mockingbird Ct
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1961

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Asad David Fraser, MD
(502) 781-5111
1330 Tallwood Ct
Bowling Green, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Allama Iqbal Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983

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Jeffrey Stewart Neal, MD
(859) 276-4486
4805 Hempstead Dr
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1984

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Peter Hasselbacher, MD
(502) 852-4747
Govt Relations,
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1972

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Kelly K Cole
(859) 254-7000
333 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Jeffrey S Neal
(859) 254-7000
333 Waller Ave
Lexington, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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

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Howard Leslie Feinberg
(606) 329-9712
1901 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Kerrin D Burte
(859) 331-3100
2616 Legends Way
Crestview Hills, 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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