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Richmond Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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 article details.


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!


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. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in research support 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 pain!

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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!

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