Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often leads
to pain. Auburn osteoarthritis sufferers experience
this side-effect of osteoarthritis‘ inflammatory effects on disc and joint
cartilage. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
treats back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain
patients with osteoarthritis daily. Combining chiropractic
treatment with nutrition like omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients like chondroitin/glucosamine
often results in pain relief for our osteoarthritis clients.
OSTEOARTHRITIS (aka OA)
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. typically treats
osteoarthritis in patients when pain arises. Makes sense!
Pain gets our attention, of doctors and patients alike. Osteoarthritis’s degenerative history
is likely 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 explained as a low grade inflammatory process
that interrupts cartilage synthesis, producing
degeneration of cartilage 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 related that OA’s degenerative effects were
articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Newer studies have centered
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) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
shares what these PUFAs are and emphasizes their
importance to our Auburn osteoarthritic patients.
OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR OA
Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are defined
in a variety of studies. Researchers
wrote that omega-3 PUFAs are known for their
anti-inflammatory properties which may well regulate
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 higher omega-3 oils produced increased cartilage thickness and reduced
tumor necrosis factor-A inflammatory markers in serum and cartilage tests. (3)
Another such study analyzed the effect of higher to lower proportion of omega
3 to 6 diets and found that lower omega 6
to omega 3 intake diets enhanced cartilage structure, decelerated
cartilage loss, and lessened inflammation. (2) Just watching
dietary intake can improve OA by eating fatty fish (salmon,
mackeral, herring, oyster, sardines, etc.), flaxseed, chia seed, and some walnuts.
Your cartilage will thank you! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. puts
together Auburn chiropractic treatment plans to address
inflammation and associated pain. Omega PUFAs help as can anti-inflammatory
chondroitin/glucosamine supplementation from the nutritional side of the plan.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. James Cox on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates how nutrition blends into The Cox®
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to deal with back
pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it.
Make your Auburn chiropractic
appointment today. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation
are topics of daily conversations, share them with us! We’ll work together to reduce inflammation