Plainville Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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 article describes.


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!


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. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in supportive research 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 pain!

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!

Layden Chiropractic offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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