Southern New Hampshire Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Southern New Hampshire back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Southern New Hampshire knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain arises, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often follows. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at New Hampshire Spine and Sport like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and relieving.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Southern New Hampshireback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are valuable. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 studied and recorded to slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed research projects. (2) Chondroprotectors - biological agents that add to the regeneration of the cartilage surface and joint capsule and participate in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and progressive 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 increase any reduced function. (3) New Hampshire Spine and Sport understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At New Hampshire Spine and Sport, chiropractic care integrates various 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 created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its success in relieving pain and improving joint space width. A paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to Southern New Hampshire 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’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.