Lynchburg Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Lynchburg chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Lynchburg back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with Lynchburg knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Palmer Chiropractic Center like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as relieving.


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Lynchburgback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine showed a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and documented to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done 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 reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Palmer 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 a reworking 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 to alleviate pain and increase joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is reporting on the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Lynchburg chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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