Lupus Specialist Kearney NE

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.

Kent William Blakely, MD
(308) 865-2263
5203 Avenue H Pl
Kearney, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Ne
Group Practice: Platte Valley Medical Group

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Dr.Deborah Doud
(402) 315-6200
2727 S 144th St
Omaha, NE
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Melvin Albert Churchill
(402) 420-1212
3901 Pine Lake Rd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Jay Kenik
(402) 280-5600
601 N 30th St # 5700
Omaha, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Amy Susan Garwood
(402) 464-9000
630 N Cotner Blvd
Lincoln, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kent William Blakely
(308) 234-9615
109 E 52nd St Ste 2
Kearney, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Steven J Wees
(402) 354-0960
16120 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kristin S Lake
(402) 391-3800
10170 Nicholas St
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Kristin Sue Bird, MD
911 Dillon Cir
North Platte, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1998

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Steven Jay Wees, MD
(402) 354-0960
16120 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Clarkson Memorial Hosp, Omaha, Ne; Nebraska Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Ne
Group Practice: Westroads Medical Group

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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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