Joint Pain Treatments Jackson MS

Fighting inflammation is a critical part of any treatment for arthritis. And fortunately, there are plenty of natural, safe ways to reduce inflammation in general and arthritis in particular. Read on to view more information.

Nirupa Mohandas, MD
(601) 420-0034
2550 Flowood Dr Ste 300
Flowood, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Suthin Songchaoren, MD
(601) 420-0034
2550 Flowood Dr Ste 300
Flowood, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Languages
Thai
Education
Medical School: Mahidol Univ-Siriraj Hosp, Fac Of Med, Bangkok, Thailand
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Dominic-Jackson Memorial H, Jackson, Ms; River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms

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R Deaver Collins, MD
(601) 353-7090
1190 N State St Ste 302
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Robert D Collins
(601) 353-7090
1190 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Kenneth Hensarling
(601) 982-7363
4436 Mangum Dr.
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Neal Ira Shparago
(601) 353-7090
1190 N State St
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Neal I. Shparago
(601) 353-7090
1190 North State Street
Jackson, MS
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Hospital: Baptist, St. Dominics
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.8, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Nirupa Mohandas
(601) 360-1106
1190 N State St Ste 303
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Rheumatology

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R Deaver Collins Jr, MD
(601) 353-7090
1190 N State St Ste 302
Jackson, MS
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978

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Dr.James Hensarling
(601) 982-7363
4436 Mangum Dr # A
Flowood, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.6, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Easing Joint Pain and Lowering Inflammation

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By Mark Hyman, M.D.

Q I have arthritis. Now that the safety of anti-inflammatory drugs like Vioxx and Celebrex is in question, what can I do about my pain?

A Fighting inflammation is a critical part of any treatment for arthritis. In fact, it’s an important part of fighting many other conditions, too, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even aging. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural, safe ways to reduce inflammation in general and arthritis in particular.

Try taking any of a number of natural anti-inflammatory supplements. Glucosamine, at 500 milligrams three times a day, can ease joint pain. I also like boswellia gum extract (standardized to 70 percent boswellia acids, 400 mg twice daily) and niacinamide (750 mg, twice daily). Others include (take suggested dose, twice daily): turmeric rhizome extract (standardized to 95 percent curcuminoids, 285 mg); ginger rhizome extract (standardized to 5 percent gingerols, 200 mg); cayenne pepper fruit (50 mg); and cherry extract.

Part of any anti-inflammation diet should include eating wild fish (vitalchoice.com carries a variety), taking fish oil (1,000-mg capsules, once or twice a day), and eating as many colorful fruits and vegetables as you can. Also, drink green tea, and sprinkle ground flaxseed and anti-inflammatory spices (turmeric, ginger, rosemary, and cayenne) liberally on your food.

Take a daily blend of vitamin C (250 to 500 mg), vitamin E (200 to 400 IUs), selenium (100 to 200 micrograms), and mixed carotenoids (15,000 to 20,000 IUs). And take a multivitamin; studies show that doing so can lower inflammation overall.

It can also help to cut out the two most common food allergens (gluten and dairy) for two weeks to see if you notice an improvement in your arthritis—or any other chronic symptom, for that matter.

Finally, exercise at least half an hour a day, practice some form of deep relaxation (meditation, yoga, or deep breathing are good examples), and cut down on foods that promote inflammation, such as white flour, sugar in any form, and trans (or hydrogenated) fats.

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