Easley Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Easley chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Easley back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with Easley knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often follows. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Young Chiropractic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and relieving.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Easleyback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Young Chiropractic encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism like this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and recorded to slow the development 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 decrease in chondroitin sulfate and increasing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Young Chiropractic knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Young Chiropractic, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to lessen pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while adaptation of its distractive principles has been created for the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Knee distractionis gaining in research support as to its success to reduce pain and improve joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Young Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Easley 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 uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Easley 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. Easley chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

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