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 accompanies it. 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
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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
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
CONTACT Rethwill 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 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!