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What You Should Know About Spinal Surgery

Many problems that cause back pain can be successfully treated without surgery, but if your doctor has advised you to have spinal surgery, you may be wondering if you should be worried. Here’s what you need to know.

Jun 1st, 2022
A Closer Look at the Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritis is an enormous category of joint conditions, impacting millions of adults and children in the United States. In this post, we discuss arthritis as a diagnosis and describe a few of the more common types of joint issues.

May 1st, 2022
Am I Eligible for Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy continues to show great promise in advancing patient care. Our doctors offer stem cell therapy in cases when it’s likely to improve healing. In this post, we consider who is most likely to benefit from this cutting-edge therapy.

Apr 1st, 2022
What Problems Does the RICE Method Help?

You probably know about the RICE protocol — rest, ice, compression, elevation — but do you know when to use it? In this post, we describe the kinds of injuries RICE can help.

Feb 1st, 2022
4 Things That May Be Causing Your Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of your spinal canal, can cause uncomfortable symptoms. If you have this condition, you may have questions, especially about why. What causes your spinal canal to be too narrow?

Jan 1st, 2022
Understanding the Anatomy of Your Shoulder

Are you experiencing shoulder pain? The shoulder joint is remarkably complex, allowing the widest range of motion of any joint in your body. That complexity and range of motion result in many potential problems.

Dec 1st, 2021
Four Types of Spinal Surgery

Surgery on your spine can be scary, but it can also bring relief. If you’re dealing with an issue and think spinal surgery could be in your future, this post is for you. It describes four common types of spinal surgery and why people have them.

Nov 1st, 2021
What Is Scoliosis?

Scoliosis can be a childhood issue that only needs to be monitored, or it can be a painful, life-limiting problem. In this post, we consider the different types of scoliosis and what you should know about them.

Oct 3rd, 2021
The Many Ways Sports Can Take a Toll on Your Body

Playing sports offers a multitude of physical and mental benefits, but you need to be aware of the potential toll sports can have on your body. Avoiding injury means being able to keep on doing the things you enjoy.

Sep 1st, 2021
Three Things to Look for in a Spinal Surgeon

Having a condition that requires spinal surgery is stressful, and you may be wondering how to know if your surgeon is the best person for the job. In this post we suggest three things you should look for in a spinal surgeon.

Aug 4th, 2021
Why Is Your Spine Vulnerable to Injury?

The anatomy of your spine allows you to move in amazing ways. That impressive range of motion comes at a cost though. Your spine is vulnerable to injury. Here’s why.

Jul 15th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Juvenile Arthritis

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and we’re getting ready by offering some information about this disease. In this post we explore some common myths about juvenile arthritis, and the facts you need to know.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Four Types of Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t one single condition. Instead, it’s a broad term used to describe many different conditions that affect the joints. Here are four of the most common types of arthritis.

Apr 7th, 2021
Life After Hip Replacement Surgery: What to Expect

If you’re having hip replacement surgery, you may feel nervous about how your life will change. In this post we describe what you should expect during recovery and in the months and years following your procedure.

Mar 8th, 2021
Scoliosis: Why Spine and Posture Monitoring Is Important

Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in your spine. It’s most often diagnosed in childhood or adolescence, though it’s possible to develop it later in life. Regardless of when you’re diagnosed, your doctor should monitor your spine and posture.

Feb 9th, 2021
How to Prevent a Ligament Tear

Ligament injuries are painful and sometimes slow to heal, and they can certainly disrupt your life. As the old saying goes, “The best medicine is prevention.” Follow our tips to avoid ligament tears.

Jan 7th, 2021
Stem Cell Therapy for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a painful condition that can occur in any of the tendons in your body. It can also be slow to heal, sometimes taking months. However, a cutting-edge therapy that harnesses your own body’s healing powers may help.

Dec 2nd, 2020
Why Stress Management Matters When You Have Arthritis

Being diagnosed with a chronic condition like arthritis doesn’t exempt you from stress, unfortunately. In fact, a chronic disease brings its own set of stressors. Here’s what you need to know about stress management and arthritis.

Nov 5th, 2020
Effective Treatment for Scoliosis

If your child has scoliosis, you may be wondering what the treatment options are. Or, if you have scoliosis yourself, you may be wondering if there are treatments you don’t know about. This post discusses current treatment choices.

Oct 6th, 2020
5 Symptoms of a Concussion

Did you know that a concussion is actually a form of brain injury? It’s true. Getting care for a concussion is important, but you may not always know when you’ve got a concussion. This post describes five symptoms to watch for.

Sep 16th, 2020
Spinal Surgery Recovery: What to Expect

If you’re facing spinal surgery, you probably have lots of questions. One important aspect of having surgery that many people don’t prepare adequately for is recovery. This post is designed to help you know what to expect and how to prepare.

Aug 14th, 2020
Arthritis Before 50: What You Need to Know

Many people have the misconception that arthritis is a disease that only affects older people. In fact, there are many different types of arthritis, and people of all ages can develop joint problems.

Jul 27th, 2020
Reduce Knee Pain: 4 Lifestyle Habits to Embrace

Strong, mobile knees mean freedom. When your knees function properly, you can walk, bend, move, and live your life comfortably. Here are four habits that can help keep your knees healthy.

Jun 18th, 2020
The Role of Stem Cells in Faster Recovery

Stem cell therapy seems like something out of science fiction, but it’s available now. It’s a cutting-edge technique that’s leading to faster recovery for orthopedics patients. Here’s what you need to know.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Signs of Cervical Stenosis

If you’re having pain in your neck, you probably want to know why. There are lots of reasons your neck might hurt, and one of them is cervical stenosis. Here’s what you need to know about it.

Mar 17th, 2020
When Your Knee Is More of a Liability Than an Asset

The number of Americans with severe joint pain is increasing every year. If you live with chronic knee pain, you know how disruptive it can be -- from missing family time to living with pain when you’re working. With us, you have treatment options.

Feb 10th, 2020
5 Things You're Doing Every Day That Can Wreck Your Back

Based on current data, your bound to experience back pain at some point in your life. Though injuries can cause back pain, your daily habits may be placing excess strain on your back that can lead to structural changes in your back and chronic pain.

Jan 9th, 2020
How Do I know What Type of Arthritis I Have?

Are you struggling with joint pain? Suspect it might be arthritis? With over 100 types of arthritis, you will need a physician’s help in getting the proper diagnosis and treatment. Read on to learn about the most common types of arthritis.

Dec 1st, 2019
What You Need to Know About Regenerative Medicine

Advancements in healthcare technology mean more treatment options, like regenerative medicine, for many chronic conditions and injuries. But is regenerative medicine safe? Learn more about this therapy.

Nov 11th, 2019
Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Spinal Stenosis

The older you get, the more you hear of spinal stenosis — a friend has chronic back pain, or a family member had surgery. Is it inevitable? Find out why this condition affects so many and what you can do to decrease your risk.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Playing sports keeps your body healthy and engaged at any age but also comes with risk of injury. If you or a loved one are involved in sports, you’re smart to learn about what sports injuries are common as well as how to avoid them.

Jun 1st, 2019
I'm Over 50 — Is Chronic Pain Normal?

If you’re over 50 and experiencing chronic pain, it could come from one or a combination of factors. Dr. Keppler and his team can help you determine whether this is a normal part of aging or something more serious.

May 3rd, 2019
5 Tips to Protect Your Knees During Exercise

Your knees are capable of remarkable dexterity and power, but when they’re injured, normal life comes to a halt. Being smart about how you exercise can help keep your knees injury-free and able to support you through the rest of your life.

Feb 4th, 2019
Scoliosis Can Hit Well Past Your Teen Years

You may think scoliosis is a condition that affects only teenagers, but approximately 70% of adults over 60 have signs of this spinal deformity. Take a moment to learn how Dr. Keppler can diagnose and treat scoliosis symptoms in people of all ages.

Jan 18th, 2019
Why It’s Critical to Catch Scoliosis Early

About 80 percent of scoliosis cases are idiopathic, which means the cause is unknown. This could mean that your child may develop scoliosis regardless of their health and family history. Early diagnosis can stop scoliosis from worsening.

Jul 3rd, 2019