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Preston Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Preston chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Preston back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as well as Preston knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Chiropractic Associates like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as alleviating.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Prestonback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are beneficial. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Chiropractic Associates suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and documented to slow the progress of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done research projects. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and participate in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Chiropractic Associates understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Chiropractic Associates, chiropractic care integrates various approaches to ease pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking of its distractive principles has been created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its success in alleviating pain and improving joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Chiropractic Associates is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Preston back pain!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Preston chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Preston chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Chiropractic Associates offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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