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Healthy News - May 2021

 La Grande chiropractic care encourages back pain patients to resist the urge to avoid normal spine motion once they are through their pain.


Chiropractors witness fear avoidance every day. La Grande back pain sufferers avoid lifting or worry about over-doing it with their spines for things like lifting due to fear of (re)injury and pain.  Researchers state that chronic low back pain patients tend to protect their spines by lifting utilizing a reduced lumbar spine range of motion. Doing this for a long stretch of time may end up hurting more than helping. The lumbar spine tissues may encounter more loading due to altered spine motion. (1) Fear-avoidance is a pretty normal reaction in back pain patients. Don’t feel funny if you do this for a while! Within our Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management, we guide our back pain patients to get back to normal spinal motions slowly as their pain decreases and their exercise routine strengthens their spines via La Grande chiropractic  treatment, exercise, and nutrition. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and you will get there together! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is your partner in controlling back pain, so it doesn’t control you.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Clint Dickason on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a nurse with back pain and sciatic leg pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management to help her get back to doing normal motions of daily life and her job, like bending, lifting and twisting.

La Grande chiropractic nutrition integration is important, especially when curcumin is shown to be an anti-inflammatory benefit. 


Cognitive impairment is observed in patients with chronic neuropathic pain. A recent study on the effects of curcumin reports improvement in cognitive impairment and reduction of chronic pain due to compressed sciatic nerves in rats. Curcumin is said to alleviate chronic constriction injury related behaviors and memory deficits by reducing inflammatory cytokines. (2) The sciatic nerve is irritated in sciatica causing leg pain. If you have sciatica, do you note issues with cognition? Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties are something to be thought about in the nutritional approach to chronic pain and La Grande sciatic leg pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC does!

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Thank you for confiding in La Grande chiropractic care for your healthcare needs. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to not only reduce your pain but also your fear of pain. With our comprehensive La Grande chiropractic treatment plan, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and you will find a way to pain relief together! We look forward to seeing you at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for your up-coming visit! Schedule today!

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