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 in addition to Vancouver knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Vancouver Spine Care Centre like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as alleviating.

PROTECTIVE AGENTS

Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Vancouverback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in one study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this article details.

NUTRITIONAL AGENTS

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-designed studies. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that enhance the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of treatment of osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!

CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS

At Vancouver Spine Care Centre, chiropractic care incorporates 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 created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. A paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Vancouver back pain!

CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Luigi Albano on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he implements 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 Spine Care Centre offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
 
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