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Vancouver Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Vancouver chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Vancouver back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with Vancouver knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often follows. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Vancouver Disc Centers like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as alleviating.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Vancouverback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers 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 studied and documented to slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done studies. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and increasing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Vancouver Disc Centers, chiropractic care combines a variety of approaches to reduce 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 relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis gaining in supportive research as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and improving joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Vancouver 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 uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Vancouver chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Vancouver Disc Centers offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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