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St. Francisville Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like St. Francisvilleback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. 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 rose. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville 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, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the progress of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed studies. (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 progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of treatment of osteoarthritis is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any diminished function. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville, chiropractic care combines a variety of methods to lessen pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation 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 success in alleviating pain and increasing joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as St. Francisville 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 uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a St. Francisville 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. St. Francisville chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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