Georgetown Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

October 17, 2019

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your Georgetown chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of Georgetown back pain and spine-related pain sufferers in addition to Georgetown knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain happens, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Dr. Butwell like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective and alleviating.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Georgetownback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are helpful. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in a study, glucosamine demonstrated a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Dr. Butwell 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 indications, as well. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and recorded to slow the progress 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 – come into play 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 slow its progression, ease its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Dr. Butwell knows well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Dr. Butwell, chiropractic care combines a variety of methods to lessen pain and protect the body’s joints and cartilage. Spinal manipulation is the expected chiropractic treatment approach while a reworking of its distractive principles has been applied to the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Research support for distraction of the knee grows as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and increasing joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Dr. Butwell is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Georgetown 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 implements the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

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

Dr. Butwell offers several pain-relieving methods to the care of osteoarthritic pain.