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Colorado Springs Pain from Osteoarthritis Helped by Omega-3 PUFA fatty oils

Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often leads to pain. Colorado Springs osteoarthritis sufferers feel this side-effect of osteoarthritis like disc and joint cartilage degeneration due to inflammation. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR manages back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain patients with osteoarthritis daily. Blending chiropractic treatment with nutrition like omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients like chondroitin/glucosamine often leads to pain relief for our osteoarthritis patients.

OSTEOARTHRITIS (aka OA)

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR typically treats osteoarthritis in patients when pain arises. Makes sense! Pain gains our attention, of both patients and their doctors. Osteoarthritis’s degenerative history tends to be longer than that of pain’s. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that reportedly affects 13.6% of adults over 20 years old (Canada & US). OA is explained as a low grade inflammatory process that disrupts cartilage synthesis, causing cartilage degeneration in joints. (1) Medical literature reported the presence of OA as being higher in those with osteoporosis. (2) Spinal discs are cartilaginous as well. Research also related that OA’s degenerative effects were articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Recent studies have highlighted the possible positive effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on osteoarthritis while omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more damaging to cartilage. (1,3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR presents what these PUFAs are and features their importance to our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with OA.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR OA

Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are defined in several studies.  Researchers wrote that omega-3 PUFAs are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which may well moderate pro-inflammatory markers and cartilage loss. (1) In an investigation assessing the impact of carious edible oils with different omega 3 and 6 levels in osteoarthritic mice, the oils with higher omega-3 concentrations resulted in increased cartilage thickness and decreased tumor necrosis factor-A inflammatory markers in serum and cartilage tests. (3) Another such study analyzing the effects of low to higher proportion of omega 3 to 6 diets revealed that lower omega 6 to omega 3 intake diets enhanced cartilage structure, slowed cartilage loss, and lessened inflammation. (2) Just watching dietary intake can improve OA by eating fatty fish (salmon, mackeral, herring, oyster, sardines, etc.), flaxseed, chia seed, and some walnuts. Your cartilage will thank you! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR formats Colorado Springs chiropractic treatment plans to tackle inflammation and associated pain. Omega PUFAs help as can anti-inflammatory chondroitin/glucosamine supplementation from the nutritional side of the plan.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how nutrition fits into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to manage back pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it.

Schedule your Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation are topics of daily conversations, share them with us! We’ll work together to decrease inflammation and pain.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR treats pain – back pain, neck pain, extremity pain – often linked to the degenerative processes associated with osteoarthritis for which fatty oils – omega 3 PUFAs – help.  
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