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.

Gerald Sims
(270) 688-1200
815 E Parrish Ave
Owensboro, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Paul Goldfarb
(859) 254-7000
330 Waller Avenue #100
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Mathew P Samuel, MD
(606) 329-9712
215 Bryal Dr
Ashland, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1974

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Joseph E Temming
(859) 331-3100
2616 Legends Way
Crestview Hills, KY
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Paul David Schneider, MD
4001 Dutchmans Ln Ste 2B
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1974

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David H Neustadt, MD
(502) 585-4163
234 E Gray St Ste 328
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1950

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Mark Hall Heinicke, MD
(502) 589-2063
332 W Broadway
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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

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Saleem Sajid, MD
1120 Woodland Dr
Elizabethtown, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Liza R Varghese
(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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