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Toronto Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

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


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When caring for musculoskeletal pain like Torontoback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In newer studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been cited. More specifically in a study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation related to cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre encourages exercise whether it’s athletic-level or everyday walking to enhance body health and cartilage metabolism as this article details.


Nutrition may improve osteoarthritis symptoms, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been researched and recorded to slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee in many well-designed studies. (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 reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as seen in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis is to reduce its progression, relieve its pain, and increase any reduced function. (3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, chiropractic care combines various approaches to reduce 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 created for the knee for osteoarthritic knee pain relief. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in supportive research as to its effectiveness in relieving pain and improving joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee as well as Toronto 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 Toronto chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the value of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. Toronto chiropractic care uses them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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