Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your
Vancouver chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of
Vancouver back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as
well as 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.
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
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
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!