Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Sandy Springs chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Sandy Springs back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with Sandy Springs knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a decrease
in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily,
chiropractic care options at Cross Chiropractic Center like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective as well as relieving.
Chondro refers to cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain
like Sandy Springsback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are beneficial.
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 increased. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center
encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday
walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms,
as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been
researched and recorded to slow the development
of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done studies.
(2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that enhance the
regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part
in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play 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 enhance any diminished function. (3) Cross Chiropractic Center understands
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Cross Chiropractic Center, chiropractic care combines
various approaches to ease
pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated
chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation 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 in alleviating
pain and increasing
joint space width. A paper reported that it continued for up
to 9 years. (4) Cross Chiropractic Center is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee in addition to Sandy Springs back
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
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 is
hope for knee pain sufferers!
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment for
your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is reporting
on the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction
manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Sandy Springs chiropractic
care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!