Groton Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Grotonback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in one study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by blocking type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism increased. (1) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article describes.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis indications, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the progression 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 take part 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 goal of osteoarthritis treatment is to slow its progression, relieve its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office, chiropractic care integrates various approaches 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 osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in research support as to its effectiveness to reduce pain and improve joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Groton back pain!

CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office

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 is hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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