Sandy Springs Pain from Osteoarthritis Helped by Omega-3 PUFA fatty oils

Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often stirs up pain. Sandy Springs osteoarthritis sufferers experience this side-effect of osteoarthritis like disc and joint cartilage degeneration due to inflammation. Cross Chiropractic Center cares for back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain patients with osteoarthritis daily. Combining chiropractic treatment with nutrition like omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients like chondroitin/glucosamine often leads to pain relief for our osteoarthritis clients.

OSTEOARTHRITIS (aka OA)

Cross Chiropractic Center typically treats osteoarthritis in patients when there is pain. Makes sense! Pain gains our attention, of doctors and patients alike. Osteoarthritis’s degenerative history tends to be longer than that of pain’s. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease reported to affect 13.6% of adults over 20 years old (Canada & US). OA is described as a low grade inflammatory process that interrupts cartilage synthesis, triggering degeneration of cartilage in joints. (1) Medical literature reported the presence of OA to be higher in those with osteoporosis. (2) Spinal discs are cartilaginous as well. Research also related that OA’s degenerative effects result in articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Recent studies have focused on the potential positive effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on osteoarthritis while omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more damaging to cartilage. (1,3) Cross Chiropractic Center shares what these PUFAs are and emphasizes their importance to our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients with OA.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR Osteoarthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are defined in several studies.  Researchers wrote that omega-3 PUFAs are recognized for their anti-inflammatory properties which may well moderate pro-inflammatory markers and cartilage loss. (1) In a study assessing the impact of carious edible oils with different omega 3 and 6 levels in osteoarthritic mice, the higher omega-3 oils produced increased cartilage thickness and decreased tumor necrosis factor-A inflammatory markers in serum and cartilage tests. (3) Another such study comparing low to higher proportion of omega 3 to 6 diets revealed that lower omega 6 to omega 3 intake diets improved cartilage structure, slowed cartilage loss, and lessened inflammation. (2) Just watching dietary intake can improve OA by eating fatty fish (salmon, mackeral, herring, oyster, sardines, etc.), flaxseed, chia seed, and some walnuts. Your cartilage will appreciate it! Cross Chiropractic Center designs Sandy Springs chiropractic treatment plans to address inflammation and related pain. Omega PUFAs help as can anti-inflammatory chondroitin/glucosamine supplementation from the nutritional side of the plan.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how nutrition blends into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help with back pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it.

Schedule your Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment soon. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation are topics of daily conversations, bring them all to us! We’ll work together to decrease inflammation and pain.

 
Cross Chiropractic Center treats pain – back pain, neck pain, extremity pain – often linked to the degenerative processes associated with osteoarthritis for which fatty oils – omega 3 PUFAs – help.  
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