Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Carrolltown chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Carrolltown back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as
well as Carrolltown knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease
in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately,
chiropractic care options at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective and alleviating.
Chondro describes cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain
like Carrolltownback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential.
In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned.
More specifically in a study, glucosamine exhibited
a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type
II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
suggests 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 documented to slow the development
of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done studies.
(2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the
regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part
in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a decrease
in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline
cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low
back pain. The aim of treatment of
osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, relieve
its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, chiropractic care combines
a variety of approaches to reduce
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 applied to the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Knee distractionis gaining in supportive
research as to its effectiveness in relieving
pain and improving
joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up
to 9 years. (4) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee in addition to Carrolltown back
CONTACT Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
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 Carrolltown chiropractic appointment for
your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction
manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Carrolltown chiropractic
care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!