Blog Archive

How Do I know What Type of Arthritis I Have? Dec 1st, 2019

Arthritis is a painful, at times, debilitating form of inflammation of one’s joints. At this time, there are more than 100 types of arthritis that affect at least 50 million adults and 300,000 young children in our nation. Given these numbers, it is imperative that you have a starting baseline...

What You Need to Know About Regenerative Medicine Nov 11th, 2019

Are you tired of taking pills or getting repeat injections for your chronic condition or injury? Or perhaps you’re looking for a new therapy, but you prefer to avoid surgery or other invasive treatments. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates in Independence, Ohio, we understand.  Recent scientific advancements have facilitated...

Lifestyle Changes to Help Prevent Spinal Stenosis Oct 23rd, 2019

As your body ages, you’re bound to see some changes no matter how fit and healthy you are.  One of the most common complaints is a sore, achy back. That’s because your back has worked hard to keep you upright, stable, and mobile, and over time, the parts inside start...

Everything You Need to Know About Hip Replacement Surgery Sep 3rd, 2019

You may benefit from hip replacement surgery if other treatments such as medication, physical therapy, and exercise haven’t relieved your pain or improved function. While you may be hesitant about surgical intervention, this procedure has been utilized widely since the 1970s. Remarkable advances in medical technology have resulted in less...

Here's What Stem Cell Therapy Can Do for Your Arthritis Pain Aug 12th, 2019

Arthritis is an autoimmune condition that affects at least 54 million Americans, and it’s one of the leading causes of joint pain and inflammation.  However, there’s a treatment that can relieve the symptoms of arthritis and slow down its progression: stem cell therapy. Most cells are specialized. For example, a...

Why It’s Critical to Catch Scoliosis Early Jul 3rd, 2019

Around 8 million people in the United States are affected by scoliosis, a condition that causes a sideways curve in your spine. Children ages 10-15 have the greatest risk of developing this disorder.  If scoliosis worsens without treatment it can cause many health problems. Early diagnosis plays a big part...

Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them Jun 1st, 2019

Whether you’re 7 or 70, a love of the game keeps many people active in sports throughout life. Playing sports keeps your body healthy and engaged at any age. Playing sports also comes with a risk of injury. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates, our team treats patients of all...

I'm Over 50 — Is Chronic Pain Normal? May 3rd, 2019

Chronic pain is an increasing issue within our aging population. Specifically, research shows that 50% of the elderly who live independently and 75-85% of seniors in care facilities suffer from chronic pain. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates, we believe that you don’t have to suffer through pain as a...

4 Primary Causes of Spinal Stenosis and How It Is Treated Apr 1st, 2019

If you have pain in your back or neck from arthritis, you could be developing spinal stenosis. In this condition, the spinal canal, which protects the spinal cord, gets narrower and compresses the spinal cord and its nerves. Bone growths on the vertebrae may intrude into the spinal canal. The...

Stem Cell Therapy: An Innovative Way to Treat a Variety of Issues Mar 4th, 2019

If you suffer from chronic joint pain, degenerative disease, or other soft tissue problems, stem cell injections may be the treatment answer you’ve been hoping for. This therapy can help you avoid surgery and potentially addictive pain medications to repair joint damage. Stem cell injections use a special type of...

5 Tips to Protect Your Knees During Exercise Feb 4th, 2019

Your knees are only one of the amazingly capable and powerful joints in your body, but they’re particularly crucial for getting around through your average day. When you’re working out to keep yourself healthy, it’s vital to keep your knees from paying a price for these efforts. If nothing else,...

Scoliosis Can Hit Well Past Your Teen Years Jan 18th, 2019

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that occurs when your spine develops a sideways S- or C-shaped curve of at least 10 degrees. In most cases, spinal curves don’t cause symptoms or discomfort until they reach approximately 25 degrees, and severe curves exceeding 45 degrees often require surgery. While scoliosis is...

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Speed Recovery After Joint Replacement Surgery Dec 4th, 2018

Joint replacement surgery restores mobility and quality of life to millions of patients suffering from arthritis or other conditions that cause joints such as the hip or knee to deteriorate. The pain and loss of motion can seriously impact your ability to function in day-to-day life. The impact of joint...