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January 2022 Healthy News from Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Sciatic Leg Pain Relief and Cervical Spine Myelopathy Nutrition

The La Grande chiropractic relieving treatment for sciatic leg pain works non-surgically and post-surgically for many sufferers.

Sciatic Leg Pain Relief with Chiropractic – Even After Back Surgery!

Options for relief of back pain and leg pain are surgical and non-surgical. Pain reducing chiropractic care is non-surgical and even post-surgical. A newly published paper questioned the long-term results of randomized clinical trials of surgical microdiscectomy for lumbosacral radicular syndrome. A high-volume spine center collected long-term outcome reports from 246 surgical patients. The review found that 26% of patients experienced re-operation. Further, 35% of patients who related an unfavorable recovery also had worse back and leg pain than the 65% who had a better recovery outcome. The authors summarized that patient selection for surgery is important to outcomes and explaining fully the chances for a less than perfect outcome. (1) It certainly comes down to the right treatment for the proper condition as well as having realistic expectations by all involved. We know there is a place for conservative care and surgical care. We work with great local spine surgeons for those patients requiring their skills. For one patient who had spinal surgery for cauda equina syndrome, chiropractic care alleviated symptoms she experienced after that surgery - low back pain and radicular leg pain – as well as reduced her opioid medication use and improved her low limb function(2) Luckily, there is rising interest in the part spinal manipulation plays in easing low back pain symptoms following lumbar spine surgery, a condition that used to be called “failed back surgical syndrome” and today is more readily referred to as “persistent spinal pain syndrome” or “post-surgical continued pain syndrome” (PSCP). (3) Whatever it’s termed, it’s spine-related pain that remains or occurs after spine surgery. Cox® Technic spinal manipulation utilized at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is garnering notice for its use and its successful pain-relieving clinical outcome publication. In a study of 69 PSCP patients, 81% showed better than 50% reduction in pain levels with Cox® Technic. Two years later, 78% had continued pain relief of greater than 50%. (4) Non-surgical chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is relieving for many La Grande back and sciatic leg pain sufferers without and even after back surgery!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes relieving treatment of back pain and sciatic leg pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC presents the nutritional factors in cervical spine myelopathy in its development and management. 

La Grande CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH:  Nutrition’s Role in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

The most common cause of La Grande myelopathy in the cervical spine is cervical spondylosis. Due to chronic compression of the spine cord and its resulting neurological disability in sufferers 55 years of age and over, cervical spondylosis decreases sufferers’ quality of life. Researchers wanting to help patients with this condition also want to find answers. Does nutrition play a role in cervical myelopathy’s care, its development, and its influence on surgical outcomes? In one review of 5835 papers of which 44 were pertinent, poorer recoveries physically and mentally as well as complications after surgery were seen in obese patients. An unbalanced diet, history of alcohol abuse, and malnourishment were linked to lower post-operative outcomes, leading the researchers to state that nutrition may have a significant role in optimizing the surgical outcome in degenerative cervical myelopathy patients(5) One beneficial nutritional approach for cervical myelopathy is olive extract as it is documented to suppress inflammation and reduce oxidative stress and thereby safeguard cervical spondylotic myelopathy. (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared to talk about this condition and share chiropractic’s role in examining, diagnosing, and managing cervical myelopathy.

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Happy New Year! We look forward to taking care of you in 2022!

Make your next La Grande chiropractic appointment today. We treat sciatica non-surgically and post-surgically and understand the nuances of cervical spine myelopathy well and see that nutrition is an important piece of its treatment plan. See you soon!


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