Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Richmond chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Richmond back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Richmond knee pain sufferers with
osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a decrease
in beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily,
chiropractic care options at Johnson Chiropractic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are
protective as well as alleviating.
Chondro refers to cartilage while protective
means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain
like Richmondback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential.
In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited.
More specifically in a 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) Johnson Chiropractic
encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday
walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms,
too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been
researched and documented to slow the development
of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done 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 decrease
in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline
cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low
back pain. The goal of treatment of
osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, relieve
its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Johnson Chiropractic knows
well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Johnson Chiropractic, chiropractic care combines
a variety of methods to ease
pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the expected
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 to reduce pain and improve
joint space width. A paper reported that it continued for up
to 9 years. (4) Johnson Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective
approaches to knee in addition to Richmond back
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Luigi Albano on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains
how he implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction
in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is
hope for knee pain sufferers!
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment for
your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction
manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Richmond chiropractic
care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!