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Manahawkin Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Manahawkinback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in one study, glucosamine showed a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic 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 symptoms, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and documented to slow the progression 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 increasing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, ease its pain, and enhance any diminished function. (3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, chiropractic care combines various methods to lessen 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 osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis gaining in research support as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and improving joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Manahawkin 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 implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is reporting on the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Manahawkin chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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