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San Jose Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your San Jose chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of San Jose back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to San Jose knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain arises, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Chiropractic Solutions like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as alleviating.


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like San Joseback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are beneficial. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Chiropractic Solutions encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article describes.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and documented to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done research projects. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and participate in articular cartilage metabolism – come into play when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Chiropractic Solutions knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Chiropractic Solutions, chiropractic care integrates various methods 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 applied to the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Knee distractionis growing in research support as to its success to alleviate pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Chiropractic Solutions is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as San Jose back pain!

CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions

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’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a San Jose 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. San Jose chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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