Pflugerville Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Pflugervilleback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Pflugerville Wellness Center 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 documented to slow the development of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-done 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 and low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, ease its pain, and improve any reduced function. (3) Pflugerville Wellness Center knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Pflugerville Wellness Center, chiropractic care combines a variety of approaches to ease 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 applied to the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Knee distractionis gaining in supportive research as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Pflugerville Wellness Center is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. Recent research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Pflugerville chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Pflugerville Wellness Center offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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