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La Grande Osteoarthritis Benefits from Chiropractic Care

Chondroprotective…a beautiful word to your La Grande chiropractor who is all about protecting the cartilage of La Grande back pain and spine-related pain sufferers along with La Grande knee pain sufferers with osteoarthritis. When such pain arises, a reduction of beneficial nutrients often accompanies it. Luckily, chiropractic care options at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC like spinal manipulation, exercise, and nutrition are protective as well as relieving.


Chondro describes cartilage while protective means, well, protective. When it comes to musculoskeletal pain like La Grandeback pain or knee pain, chondroprotective agents are essential. In recent studies, the term “chondroprotectors” has been mentioned. More specifically in a study, glucosamine exhibited a chondroprotective action on osteoarthritis by preventing type II collagen degradation. In athletes, such collagen degradation associated with cartilage metabolism rose. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages 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, too. Nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate have been studied and documented 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 – work when there is a reduction in chondroitin sulfate and ongoing loss of hyaline cartilage as observed in osteoarthritis in addition to low back pain. The goal of treatment of osteoarthritis is to slow its progression, ease its pain, and improve any diminished function. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC understands well the chondroprotective nature of proper nutrition!


At Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC, chiropractic care incorporates various approaches to reduce 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 relief of osteoarthritis knee pain. Distraction of the osteoarthritic kneeis growing in supportive research as to its effectiveness to alleviate pain and improve joint space width. A paper reported that it lasted up to 9 years. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all for these chondroprotective approaches to knee in addition to La Grande 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 uses the principles of Cox® Technic flexion distraction in the distraction treatment of osteoarthritic knees. There’s hope for knee pain sufferers!

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment for your spine conditions and knee pain issues. New research is pointing to the effectiveness of chondroprotective agents and joint distraction manipulation on osteoarthritis and collagen production. La Grande chiropractic care incorporates them all. Chondroprotective is a beautiful word!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers several pain-relieving approaches to the care of osteoarthritic pain.
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