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Watertown Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Watertown chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Watertown back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Watertown knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at Watertown Wellness 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 Watertownback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Watertown Wellness Center 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, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done studies. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and take part in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The aim of treatment of osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Watertown Wellness Center understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Watertown Wellness Center, chiropractic care incorporates a variety of methods to reduce pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the expected chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking of its distractive principles has been created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in research support as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Watertown Wellness Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Watertown 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 is hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

Watertown Wellness Center offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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