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
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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
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 in addition to Vancouver back
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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!