Sandy Springs Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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 blocking 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 article details.


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!


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 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 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!

Cross Chiropractic Center offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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