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Sitka Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Sitkaback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka 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 symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and documented to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed research projects. (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 decrease in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and enhance any diminished function. (3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka, chiropractic care integrates various methods to ease pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the expected chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation 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 success to reduce pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Sitka 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 implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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