Baton Rouge Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Baton Rouge chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Baton Rouge back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and relieving.

PROTECTIVE AGENTS

Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Baton Rougeback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article details.

NUTRITIONAL AGENTS

Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed research projects. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that enhance the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and participate in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!

CHIROPRACTIC PROTECTIVE AND RELIEVING AGENTS

At Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to lessen pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking 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 effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Baton Rouge back pain!

CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation

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 is hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Baton Rouge 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. Baton Rouge chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
 
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