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West Palm Beach Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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 article describes.


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!


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 created for the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Knee distractionis gaining in research support as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and improving 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 pain!

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!

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