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Colorado Springs Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Colorado Springs chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Colorado Springs back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as well as Colorado Springs knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily, chiropractic care options at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR 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 Colorado Springsback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine showed a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the development 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 – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and progressive loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The aim of treatment of osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to reduce 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 applied to the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis expanding in research support as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and improving joint space width. A paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Colorado Springs 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 uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

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