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 as well as Baton Rouge knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often follows. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Spine & Sports Rehab Center like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as alleviating.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Baton Rouge back pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab 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-designed research projects. (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 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, ease its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Spine & Sports Rehab Center understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Spine & Sports Rehab Center, chiropractic care incorporates a variety of approaches to reduce pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation 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 in relieving pain and improving joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as 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 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 Baton Rouge 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. Baton Rouge chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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