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Murfreesboro Knee Osteoarthritis and Quality of Life with a Mediterranean Diet

What do creaky, noisy, cracking knees and olive oil, fruits, veggies and red wine have in common? Knee osteoarthritis! Murfreesboro knee pain sufferers experience that morning routine with “bad” knees, the stiffness and pain that is part of getting up and moving. Most Chiropractic Clinic hears our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients describe this all the time. Those Murfreesboro knee pain sufferers would be grateful for some relief. What is one way to get some relief? The Mediterranean diet that requires, of all things, eating. Most Chiropractic Clinic wonders “How hard can eating be for Murfreesboro knee pain relief?”


Murfreesboro knee osteoarthritis is ordinary. There are numerous Murfreesboro knee pain sufferers. They are not alone! 240 million people around the globe suffer with osteoarthritis. That affects about 10% of men and 18% of women. (1) Any Murfreesboro knee osteoarthritis sufferer can describe the knee pain, the morning stiffness, and the creaky joint motion that lessens the enjoyment of daily life. (1) It’s just not very fun. Now a Mediterranean diet could be some fun though!


The Mediterranean diet incorporates lots of fruits and vegetable, legumes and nuts, cereals and seeds, seafood and fish. The Mediterranean diet allows for moderate consumption of dairy, poultry and eggs along with red wine and olive oil as the key source of dietary lipids. (1) Yum! Consuming a Mediterranean diet can be quite delicious as well as exciting for a recent Mediterranean diet adherent.


Knee osteoarthritis entails inflammation as well as pain. An analysis of 3 research reports highlights that biomarkers of inflammation and cartilage degradation due to osteoarthritis decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (1) Specifically, the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1α decreased in the Mediterranean diet group. (2) Knee osteoarthritis patients who better followed a Mediterranean diet have lessened risk of deteriorating knee pain at four years follow up. For those who didn’t experience knee osteoarthritis at the beginning of the 4 years project and followed a Mediterranean diet, a 9% reduced risk of getting knee osteoarthritis was reported. (3) Overall, a higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is affiliated with improved quality of life and less pain, disability and depressive symptoms. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on the Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses his use of Cox® Technic principles adapted to knee treatment to relieve back pain as well as partner with a patient to get some relief of her knee osteoarthritis pain. The patient was so excited with the drop in pain on the first visit!

Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic visit with Most Chiropractic Clinic to discover an improved quality of life with some alleviating Murfreesboro chiropractic care with Cox® Technic knee treatment plus specific recommendation of a Mediterranean diet for better quality of life and lessened pain and inflammation.  Your creaky, painful knees will be glad you do!

Most Chiropractic Clinic shares recent research about how good a Mediterranean Diet is for knee osteoarthritis as well as quality of life improvement. 


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