Fort Wayne Pain from Osteoarthritis Helped by Omega-3 PUFA fatty oils09/06/2022Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often leads to pain. Fort Wayne osteoarthritis sufferers feel this side-effect of osteoarthritis‘ inflammatory effects on disc and joint cartilage. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 results in pain relief for our osteoarthritis patients. OSTEOARTHRITIS (aka OA) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc typically sees osteoarthritis in patients when pain arises. Makes sense! Pain grabs our attention, of both patients and their doctors. Osteoarthritis’s degenerative path is likely longer than that of pain’s. The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease reported to affect 13.6% of adults over 20 years old (Canada & US). OA is explained as a low grade inflammatory process that disrupts cartilage synthesis, producing degeneration of cartilage in joints. (1) Medical literature reported the presence of OA as being higher in those with osteoporosis. (2) Spinal discs are cartilaginous, too. Research also related that OA’s degenerative effects result in articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Recent studies have centered on the potential positive effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on osteoarthritis while omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more damaging to cartilage. (1,3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc shares what these PUFAs are and emphasizes their importance to our Fort Wayne osteoarthritic patients. OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR Osteoarthritis Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are highlighted in several studies. Researchers wrote that omega-3 PUFAs are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which may well moderate 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 improved cartilage structure, decelerated cartilage loss, and diminished 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! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc puts together Fort Wayne chiropractic treatment plans to tackle inflammation and related pain. Omega PUFAs help as can anti-inflammatory chondroitin/glucosamine supplementation from the nutritional side of the plan. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 manage back pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment today. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation are topics of daily conversations, share them with us! We will work together to reduce inflammation and pain. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."