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McHenry Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your McHenry chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of McHenry back pain and spine-related pain sufferers as well as McHenry knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain rises, a decrease in beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Fortunately, chiropractic care options at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and alleviating.


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


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done 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 reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At OrthoIllinois Chiropractic, chiropractic care incorporates various methods to lessen pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the anticipated chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking of its distractive principles has been created for the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Knee distractionis expanding in supportive research as to its success in relieving pain and improving joint space width. One paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to McHenry 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 is hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

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