Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often leads to pain. Nashua osteoarthritis sufferers feel this side-effect of osteoarthritis like disc and joint cartilage degeneration due to inflammation. Moriarty Chiropractic cares for back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain patients with osteoarthritis every day. Blending chiropractic treatment with nutrition like omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients like chondroitin/glucosamine often leads to pain relief for our osteoarthritis patients.
OSTEOARTHRITIS (aka OA)
Moriarty Chiropractic typically sees osteoarthritis in patients when there is pain. Makes sense! Pain grabs our attention, of doctors and patients alike. Osteoarthritis’s degenerative path tends to be longer than that of pain’s. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that reportedly affects 13.6% of adults over the age of 20 (Canada & US). OA is described as a low grade inflammatory process that disrupts cartilage synthesis, triggering cartilage degeneration in joints. (1) Medical literature reported the presence of OA to be higher in those with osteoporosis. (2) Spinal discs are cartilaginous as well. Research also reported that OA’s degenerative effects result in articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Recent studies have focused on the possible positive effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on osteoarthritis while omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more damaging to cartilage. (1,3) Moriarty Chiropractic presents what these PUFAs are and features their importance to our Nashua chiropractic patients with OA.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR Osteoarthritis
Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are highlighted in several studies. Researchers stated that omega-3 PUFAs are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which may well control pro-inflammatory markers and cartilage loss. (1) In a study assessing the impact of carious edible oils with different omega 3 and 6 levels in osteoarthritic mice, the oils with higher omega-3 concentrations produced increased cartilage thickness and decreased tumor necrosis factor-A inflammatory markers in serum and cartilage tests. (3) Another such study comparing low to higher proportion of omega 3 to 6 diets revealed that lower omega 6 to omega 3 intake diets enhanced cartilage structure, slowed cartilage loss, and lessened inflammation. (2) Just adjusting dietary intake can help OA by eating fatty fish (salmon, mackeral, herring, oyster, sardines, etc.), flaxseed, chia seed, and some walnuts. Your cartilage will appreciate it! Moriarty Chiropractic designs Nashua chiropractic treatment plans to tackle inflammation and associated pain. Omega PUFAs help as can anti-inflammatory chondroitin/glucosamine supplementation in the nutritional part of the plan.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how nutrition fits into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to manage back pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it.
Make your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation are subjects of daily conversations, share them with us! We’ll work together to decrease inflammation and pain.