WHY VISIT YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER THE PAIN IS RELIEVED?
TO KEEP THE RELIEF!
Patients often ask how long they must come
for chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. In the end, their
relief dictates this. For some the end of care is decided together, patient and the La Grande chiropractor. For
others, when the pain is .
The patients decide for themselves. And when there’s
no pain, it makes sense to stop
care. However, there may be a special consideration:
If back pain is bothersome and prevents you from doing what you want to do, receiving chiropractic care on a
regular schedule (sometimes referred to as “maintenance
care”) whether you are hurting or not is beneficial. In a
randomized control trial of 319 such patients, maintenance care reduced
the number of days with pain in acute episodes and improved
the length of pain-free days for back pain
sufferers who have with recurrent and persistent low back pain. (1)
Back pain is not usually cured. It’s like a
bruise on an apple. It won’t just disappear. The bruise is now a more vulnerable part
of the apple. With back pain, the no-pain period is surely
refreshing, and continued chiropractic care via a La Grande
chiropractic treatment plan designed together can only help prevent
more and/or more painful back pain occurrences. Some patients ask
for maintenance care after a few episodes
of La Grande back pain. Some set up a schedule right
away to avoid starting over.
Whichever patient type you are, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is the La Grande chiropractic
care partner for you!
La Grande CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Exercise Benefits Before Back Surgery and for Non-Specific
Low Back Pain
A 16-week study of supervised resistance training with varying
low, moderate and high intensity exercise throughout a week time
frame benefitted patients with persistent non-specific
low back pain. How? By making better pain, daily
function and disability, energy level, muscle strength, sleep, and perception
of physical activity as helpful. (2) Those are positive
outcomes! Sadly, in the year before back
surgery, only 34.8% of back pain patients had physical therapy (PT), 34.1% had
at least one PT visit with exercise, and only 14.6% experienced
a minimum of 6 exercise therapy visits. 84.4% were prescribed
at least one opioid prescription fill with a mean of 6.1 unique fills each. (3)
Conservative, non-drug care incorporating spinal manipulation
and exercise are worthy pre-back surgery efforts. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
is here to do this with you!
Listen to this PODCAST
with chiropractic back pain specialist, James Cox DC DACBR,
developer of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, and a PODCAST
with spine surgeon, David Hanscome, MD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as they discuss the conservative approach to dealing
with La Grande back pain.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your next La Grande
chiropractic appointment today with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for non-drug and
non-surgical management of your back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is your spine care
and back pain management partner!