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Nashua Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

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


Chondro refers to cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like Nashuaback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In recent 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 associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic suggests 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, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the progression 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 participate in articular cartilage metabolism – work when there is a decrease in chondroitin sulfate and increasing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis and low back pain. The aim of osteoarthritis treatment is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and enhance any reduced function. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Moriarty Chiropractic, chiropractic care integrates a variety of methods to ease 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 applied to the knee for relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and improve joint space width. One paper reported that it continued for up to 9 years. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Nashua 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 implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There is hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a Nashua 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. Nashua chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Moriarty Chiropractic offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.