Lupus Specialist Moline IL

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.

Usharani M Kumar
(309) 762-4500
609 35th Ave
Moline, IL
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Michael Francis Miniter, MD
(309) 762-3400
4362 7th St
Moline, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Coll Dublin, Nat'L Univ Of Ireland, Fac Of Med, Dublin
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr -West Campus, Rock Island, Il; Illini Hosp, Silvis, Il
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Associates Pc

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Sunita Kammila Penmatcha
(563) 359-4440
3740 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf, IA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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David Brian Staub, MD
(319) 322-0971
1414 W Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Trinity Med Ctr 7th St Campus, Moline, Il; Genesis Med Ctr, Davenport, Ia
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology

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Ramadevi Parachuri, MD
(708) 216-2769
Mail Route 181 Edward Hines Jr Hospital
Hines, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Andhra Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Visakhapatnam, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Usharani M Kumar, MD
(309) 762-3621
3618 75th St
Moline, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Coimbatore Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Coimbatore, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Illini Hosp, Silvis, Il; Trinity Med Ctr 7th St Campus, Moline, Il
Group Practice: Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Associates Pc

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Dr.SUNITA PENMATCHA
(563) 359-4440
3740 Utica Ridge Rd # A
Bettendorf, IA
Gender
F
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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David B Staub
(563) 359-4440
3740 Utica Ridge Rd
Bettendorf, IA
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Nancy E D Sadler, MD
(563) 322-0971
1414 E Lombard St
Davenport, IA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1980

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William Jay Yount, MD
(919) 966-4191
2739 W Foster Ave
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1960

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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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