Buffalo, NY Pain from Osteoarthritis Helped by Omega-3 PUFA fatty oils

Cartilage degeneration via osteoarthritis often stirs up pain. Buffalo, NY osteoarthritis sufferers experience this side-effect of osteoarthritis like disc and joint cartilage degeneration due to inflammation. The Novelli Wellness Center manages back pain, neck pain, arm pain and leg pain patients with osteoarthritis every day. Combining 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)

The Novelli Wellness Center typically sees osteoarthritis in patients when there is pain. Makes sense! Pain gains our attention, of both patients and their doctors. 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 described as a low grade inflammatory process that interrupts cartilage synthesis, causing 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 stated that OA’s degenerative effects were articular cartilage and inflammation. (3) Recent studies have centered on the potential beneficial effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on osteoarthritis while omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids were more damaging to cartilage. (1,3) The Novelli Wellness Center shares what these PUFAs are and emphasizes their importance to our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with OA.

OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS FOR Osteoarthritis

Omega-3 fatty acids’ benefits are highlighted in a variety of studies.  Researchers wrote that omega-3 PUFAs are recognized for their anti-inflammatory properties which may well control pro-inflammatory markers and cartilage loss. (1) In a study comparing edible oils of various omega 3 and 6 levels in osteoarthritic mice, the oils with higher omega-3 concentrations ended up with increased cartilage thickness and decreased tumor necrosis factor-A inflammatory markers in serum and cartilage tests. (3) Another such study comparing low to higher proportion of omega 3 to 6 diets showed that lower omega 6 to omega 3 intake diets improved cartilage structure, slowed cartilage loss, and diminished inflammation. (2) Just adjusting dietary intake can help OA by eating fatty fish (salmon, mackeral, herring, oyster, sardines, etc.), flaxseed, chia seed, and some walnuts. Your cartilage will thank you! The Novelli Wellness Center designs Buffalo, NY 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.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how nutrition blends into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help with back pain and the inflammatory process and the immune system that impacts it.

Schedule your Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment now. When pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and inflammation are topics of daily conversations, share them with us! We’ll work together to decrease inflammation and pain.

 
The Novelli Wellness Center treats pain – back pain, neck pain, extremity pain – often affiliated with the degenerative processes associated with osteoarthritis for which fatty oils – omega 3 PUFAs – help.  
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