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La Grande Chiropractic News for Patients - June 2017

Chiropractic Use Grows!

Chiropractic use grows along with the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). More use demonstrates how recent generations are seeking more than conventional medical care for their health, necessitating doctors to discuss CAM with their patients. (1) La Grande chiropractic patients at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC report that these discussions do take place.  Globally, chiropractic is one of the biggest manual therapy professions. For back pain and neck pain, patients seek chiropractic care more often: 63% for back pain and 30% for neck pain. These chiropractic patients add that chiropractic enhances their overall health and well-being, too. (2) La Grande chiropractic patients agree! Demand for chiropractic will continue to grow as chiropractors are specially trained back pain specialists who rely on the clinical examination to determine a diagnosis and establish a treatment plan based on it. They utilize MRI and other imaging studies not to diagnose but to validate their clinical exam findings, a protocol which is called for today in the medical literature because MRI and clinical symptoms don’t correlate well. The MRI may show several spinal issues or no issues at all which leaves the doctor to rely on clinical exam findings for the treatment plan and relief. (3) That is how your La Grande chiropractor does it! Chiropractic use is really expanding for good reason!


TIP OF THE MONTH: Curcumin Lessens Radicular Low Back Pain

Curcumin is all the rave in natural pain relief today…and with good reason! A new study reports that cucumin is non-toxic, natural, and exceptionally anti-inflammatory even easing lumbar radiculopathy pain by reducing neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. Some laboratory findings show that curcumin even promotes disc height recovery after disc herniation. Curcumin may be the new and safe way to treat radiculopathy. No more of the non-effective and unsafe use of current non-surgical medical treatments (like epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists). (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC likes the sound of that and offers non-surgical care that's safe, effective and relieving!

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