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
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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
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
CONTACT Chiropractic Associates
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!