Lupus Specialist Rock Hill SC

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.

David Allan Burack, MD
(803) 329-1660
1665 Herlong Ct Ste A
Rock Hill, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1983

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Ahmad Kashif, MD
(704) 342-8000
7436 Willesden Ln
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982

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Dr.John Babich
(704) 541-3055
10460 Park Rd # 100
Charlotte, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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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Griffith Davidson Page, MD
(704) 377-9788
3513 Cypress Club Cr
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1939

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Emily J Box
(704) 541-3055
10460 Park Rd
Charlotte, NC
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Michael Wilson, MD
(803) 329-1660
377 Carowinds Blvd Ste 110
Fort Mill, SC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1985

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Emily Jane Herron, MD
(704) 355-8610
10430 Park Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Univ, Winston-Salem Nc 27157
Graduation Year: 1973

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William Bryant Gruhn, MD
(803) 289-2663
10430 Park Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Carolinas Med Ctr, Charlotte, Nc
Group Practice: Carolina Bone & Joint

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Jane H Box, MD
(704) 541-3055
10430 Park Rd Ste 100
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bowman Gray Sch Of Med Of Wake Forest Un
Graduation Year: 1973

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Toni I Evans, MD
(804) 675-5000
4016 Black Sycamore Dr
Charlotte, NC
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Wright State Univ Sch Of Med, Dayton Oh 45401
Graduation Year: 1981

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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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