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July 2023 Healthy News from Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Chiropractic Relief of Lumbar Radiculopathy Leg Pain; Natural Pain Relieving Nutrients

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If you suffer with La Grande lumbar radiculopathy (aka leg pain, sciatica), you know how lift-disrupting it can be and how badly you just want it to go away. Expectations can influence your ultimate treatment outcomes and satisfaction. If only there were a “standardized chiropractic care package” for lumbar radiculopathy pain relief that patients with leg pain and their healthcare providers could rely on that removes confusion over all the options would be welcomed by all! Healthcare researchers in Demark have tried it to see if it would enhanced clinical outcomes, meet patient expectations, and get patient satisfaction with care. It's succeeded in that patients felt they were carefully and thoroughly examined, referred for MRI and/or to other health professionals as necessary, clearly advised about the symptoms, treatment, and expected outcomes. (1) At our [[targetlocaiton]] chiropractic office, we do our best to cover all of these bases with you and align our mutual expectations for your best clinical outcome. Of course, relief expectations vary from patient to patient. For example, expectations of athletic patients were reported to be  complete pain relief from sports chiropractors. They also reported satisfaction with care while suggesting better interprofessional and interpersonal communication. (2) Patients with low back-related leg pain, sciatica, were inclined to desire relief that comes from the combined efforts of their chiropractor and themselves based on a bond of trust and attentiveness to patients' needs, values, and preferences.  (3) Chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC who use the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management create that bond beginning with a detailed examination that results in a diagnosis and relieving treatment plan. Whether the patient has leg pain due to an L4L5 disc extrusion with spondylolytic spondylolisthesis (relief in 9 visits in 4 weeks) (4) or a pregnant patient with low back and right leg pain (relief in 8 visits) (5) or other such combination of symptoms, gentle, specific spinal manipulation with Cox® Technic has delivered La Grande leg pain relief in chiropractic clinics like Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. These kinds of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction levels are the goals with our chiropractic treatment plan!

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Non-Drug Pain Control Options

[[Rather than prescribing opioids, healthcare providers are more often prescribing anticonvulsants (gabapentin [Neurontin], topiramate [Topamax], pregabalin [Lyrica]) |Instead of opioid prescriptions, prescriptions for]] anticonvulsants (gabapentin [Neurontin], topiramate [Topamax], pregabalin [Lyrica]) are on the rise]27] for low back pain with or without radiculopathy. A recent meta-analysis of randomized control trials concluded that there is good evidence that these drugs are not effective for these conditions and are related to increased risk of adverse side-effects. (6) In a systematic review of published findings, anticonvulsants were reported to not decrease pain or disability for low back pain and lumbar radiculopathy and to amplify the odds of adverse effects. (7) There are some more natural approaches to pain relief that may be more effective without adverse side-effects: turmeric, Devil’s Claw, ginger root, Boswellia serrata, quercetin, chondroitin sulfate, white willow bark, curcumin, etc. (8-12) Of turmeric, a recent systematic review stated that “the golden spice has enormous health and medicinal benefits for humans”. (13) Let’s see how these may benefit your pain relief effort.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he discusses the role of disc nutrition with such natural pain relievers as part of The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management

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