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Augusta Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

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


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Augustaback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine showed a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and documented to slow the progress 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 take part in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to reduce 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 created for the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Knee distractionis gaining in supportive research as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and improve joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Augusta 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 Augusta chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Augusta chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.