Eugene Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Eugeneback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in one study, glucosamine showed a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic 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 studied and recorded to slow the progress of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed research projects. (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 reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis is to slow its progression, ease its pain, and improve any diminished function. (3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic, chiropractic care incorporates a variety of approaches to ease 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 created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and increase joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Eugene 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 Eugene 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. Eugene chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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