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Carrolltown Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Carrolltown chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Carrolltown back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to 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 article describes.


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!


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 pain!

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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!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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