Minster Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Minster chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Minster back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Minster knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Minster Chiropractic Center like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and relieving.


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


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and recorded 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 participate in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and increasing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Minster Chiropractic Center understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Minster Chiropractic Center, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to lessen 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. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis expanding in supportive research as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Minster 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 explains 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 Minster chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Minster chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Minster Chiropractic Center offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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