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
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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
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
CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville
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!