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Baton Rouge Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

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 rises, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers 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 Baton Rougeback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. 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 rose. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers suggests exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this article describes.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and documented to slow the development 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 – come into play when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, ease its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, chiropractic care integrates various approaches 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 created for the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis expanding in supportive research as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Baton Rouge chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.