Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Plainville chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Plainville back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as
well as Plainville knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain arises, a decrease
in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately,
chiropractic care options at Layden Chiropractic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective and relieving.
Chondro refers to cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain
like Plainvilleback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful.
In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned.
More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited
a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type
II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated
with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Layden Chiropractic
suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday
walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications,
too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been
researched and documented to slow the development
of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed research projects.
(2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that enhance the
regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part
in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a reduction
in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline
cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low
back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, relieve
its pain, and enhance any diminished function. (3) Layden Chiropractic knows
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Layden Chiropractic, chiropractic care integrates
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 applied to the knee for relief
of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research
support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and improve
joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up
to 9 years. (4) Layden Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee in addition to Plainville back
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
how he implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction
in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s
hope for knee pain sufferers!
Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment for
your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is reporting
on the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction
manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Plainville chiropractic
care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!