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April 2020 Healthy News from Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC

La Grande chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared for the pandemic of low back pain.  


Here is a pandemic chiropractic is made for: low back pain! A recent report in Healthcare journal shares that “Low back pain is a pandemic and costly musculoskeletal condition in the United States.” This report compared the cost-effectiveness of chiropractic and physical therapy for low back pain. Interestingly, their next study is said to ascertain if they reduce the need for expensive health services like surgery, injections, and ER visits. For now, though, they discovered that the total average cost was $48.56 less for chiropractic care than PT and the daily adjusted life years was 0.0043 higher for chiropractic than PT patients. They determined that chiropractic was confirmed to be a cost-effective means to help adults with at least 3 weeks of low back pain over six months. (1) Come to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to find out for yourself! Bring your La Grande low back pain to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Chiropractic care and your La Grande chiropractor are prepared to fight and conquer the pandemic of low back pain.

La Grande diabetic patients with neuropathy may benefit from addressing their B vitamin deficiency.


B Vitamins for Diabetic Neuropathy

Chronic diabetic neuropathic pain is a challenge. Inflammation has a role. Spinal proinflammatory cytokines have a part. A new study using rats demonstrated that B vitamins not only suppress but greatly overpower this pain by curbing the proinflammatory cytokines. (2) Sadly, vitamin B12 deficiency is quite common in type II diabetic patients who are prescribed metformin, a common diabetic drug. (3) Researchers noted links to anemia and neuropathy with metformin use in diabetic patients. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recommends that our diabetic patients are encouraged to test their vitamin B levels! B vitamins are quite important for health!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares information on how the immune system works as well as how spinal manipulation affects neuropathic pain pathways.

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Arrange your next La Grande chiropractic appointment today with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for your low back pain, neuropathy and spinal health! We look forward to your visit soon!

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