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
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms,
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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
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. Distraction of the
osteoarthritic kneeis growing in research support 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
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
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!