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Healthy News September 2022

 La Grande back pain patients’ roads to recovery depend on pain reducing treatment, self-care, and positive mindset.


An upbeat mindset, sound self-care, and pain-lessening treatment is a valuable recipe for spine pain relief. Chiropractic mixes them all! A study that followed 740 chronic low back pain patients for a year recorded that those who maintained their pain relief and described an improved quality of life were also highly certain that they could still perform activities regardless of their pain. Those who had widespread pain and imagined their pain as horrible and from which they’d not get over reduced their recovery outcome. Knowing these factors, researchers and your La Grande chiropractor know that realistic expectations must be reviewed and appreciated for optimal, satisfactory clinical outcomes. (1) (For example, 50% relief is good!) Complicating factors like poor sleep, fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression may affect healing for back pain and neck pain sufferers and must be managed. We listen carefully to and have discussions with our chiropractic patients to handle issues as we move toward pain relief and a better quality of life. We follow and disclose the 50% Rule of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that sets reasonable expectations for chiropractic pain relief: 50% relief within a month or so of care without any signs of progressive neurological deficits or other red flags is good improvement. More good news emanates from a scoping review of papers regarding spine-pain related factors that took note of how many issues are adjustable: smoking, overweight/obesity, negative expectations of recovery, work environment, nutrition, etc. (2) That is where we work together to keep you positive and confident and form a robust La Grande chiropractic treatment plan for your pain relief!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Patterson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes what realistic expectations are for back pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recognizes inflammation’s role in pain and shares how it may be a link between otitis media ear infection and increased hip fracture risk. Interesting research! 


Consider Inflammation: An Ear Infection/Hearing Loss/Hip Fracture Risk Link

A new study compared those with chronic otitis media to those without. Researchers questioned if chronic otitis media inflammation impacted the body beyond hearing. They found that those with chronic otitis media with a history of hearing loss are more susceptible to a greater risk of hip fracture. (3) Another study stated that chronic otitis media was found to be significantly linked to a higher risk of developing ‘sudden sensorineural hearing loss’ that comes on suddenly over a 72-hour period. This is commonly related to dizziness and ringing in the ears, treated with antibiotics, and accommodated for with hearing aids or devices for any lasting hearing loss. (4,5) We know inflammation is an enemy in dealing with La Grande back pain and neck pain, and it is apparently an enemy of ear pain and heightened hip fracture risk, too! Manage hearing issues and inflammation as they occur. We are here to help with chiropractic services! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and you make a great team.

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