Fernandina Beach Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Fernandina Beach chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Fernandina Beach back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Fernandina Beach knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and relieving.


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Fernandina Beachback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in one study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, 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-done studies. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and participate in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, chiropractic care incorporates 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. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness to reduce pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Fernandina Beach 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 describes how he uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Fernandina Beach chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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