West Des Moines Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your West Des Moines chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of West Des Moines back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with West Des Moines knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as relieving.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like West Des Moinesback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in a study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and documented to slow the progress of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed studies. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, chiropractic care incorporates a variety of approaches to ease pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation of its distractive principles has been applied to the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its success to reduce pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to West Des Moines 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 describes how he uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is reporting on the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. West Des Moines chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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