Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Oxford chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Oxford back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with Oxford knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease
in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately,
chiropractic care options at Satterwhite Chiropractic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective as well as alleviating.
Chondro refers to cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain
like Oxfordback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful.
In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited.
More specifically in one study, glucosamine demonstrated
a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type
II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated
with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic
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-done research projects.
(2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that enhance the
regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part
in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a reduction
in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline
cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low
back pain. The goal of treatment of
osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, relieve
its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Satterwhite Chiropractic understands
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Satterwhite Chiropractic, chiropractic care integrates
a variety of approaches to lessen
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 success to reduce pain and improve
joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up
to 9 years. (4) Satterwhite Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee as well as Oxford back
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
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 Oxford 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. Oxford chiropractic
care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!