Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
West Palm Beach chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
West Palm Beach back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with West Palm Beach knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain arises, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately,
chiropractic care options at Chiropractic Care like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective as well as alleviating.
Chondro refers to cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain
like West Palm Beachback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful.
In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited.
More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited
a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type
II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated
with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Chiropractic Care
encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday
walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms,
as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been
researched and recorded to slow the progression
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 – come into play when there is a reduction
in chondroitin sulfate and increasing loss of hyaline
cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low
back pain. The goal of treatment of
osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, ease
its pain, and increase any diminished function. (3) Chiropractic Care knows
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Chiropractic Care, chiropractic care incorporates
various methods to ease
pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the expected
chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking of its
distractive principles has been applied to the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Research
support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness to reduce pain and increase
joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up
to 9 years. (4) Chiropractic Care is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee in addition to West Palm Beach back
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
how he uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction
in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s
hope for knee pain sufferers!
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment for
your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction
manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. West Palm Beach chiropractic
care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!