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
Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications,
as well. 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!
CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS
At Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, chiropractic care combines
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
CONTACT Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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!