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La Grande Chiropractor Embraces the role of Back Pain Specialist

When I check into a hotel for a conference, the conversation often goes like this:

Front desk staff: “So what are you here for?”

Me: “I’m a chiropractor from La Grande attending a meeting.”

Front desk staff: “Really? My back is killing me!”

Your La Grande chiropractor enjoys this and could converse about back pain and neck pain all day long! La Grande chiropractic patients at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC certainly know this. Your La Grande chiropractor enjoys the status as the La Grande back pain specialist. Being a primary spine practitioner is so exciting and engaging! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows back pain and neck pain, is a specialty clinic for spine pain patients, and is not shy at all about letting everyone know in La Grande.


You’ve heard of the Gallup Poll. A consultant for Gallup teamed up with the Palmer College of Chiropractic for a study that revealed that 78% of American adults would rather use a non-drug option over a prescription medication to deal with pain like low back or neck pain. Those same adults believed physical therapy and chiropractic care as very effective and safe when compared to pain meds. Aaron Carroll MD writes for the New York Times, and in a blog post called “For Bad Backs, It’s Time to Rethink Biases about Chiropractors,” he emphasized how bad the opioid crisis is in the US and that evidence-based non-drug methods like spinal manipulation are reasonable options. (1) Chiropractic identity researchers concluded that chiropractic is viewed by society as a profession of health care providers who are specialists in spine care as their education, scope of practice, and educational accrediting and testing involve spine care. (2) In one study 61.4% of US adults believed that chiropractic care was effective in caring for neck and back pain. 52.6% thought chiropractors were trustworthy. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC understands this. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC grasps that La Grande back pain and neck pain patients find relieving help with the La Grande chiropractic care and then count on Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to point them in other healthy approaches to control their back pain conditions and improve their health and spine to avert future unpleasant health and/or spinal pain conditions.


Specially trained to care for patients with spinal disease, primary spine practitioners play many responsibilities: diagnose, rule out serious pathology (cancer, fracture, infection, etc.), provide evidence-based care like spinal manipulation, manual therapy, rehab/exercise, education about the condition, counseling to help the back pain sufferer accept the condition and its outcome expectations as well as commit to its treatment plan, and coordinate all phases of care (imaging, injections, surgery if/when needed). (4) It is an extensive job with lots of responsibility! It is truly the role your La Grande chiropractor enjoys most! What do La Grande back pain sufferers wants? Consumers desire access to non-drug therapies provided by spine care experts like chiropractors initially. It helps in several ways. One is improving the value of spine care delivery. Two is helping address the primary care shortage. (1,5) Three is lessening the cost of care. (6) Four is possibly curbing the opioid epidemic. The American College of Physicians’ recommendations for back pain sufferers specifically say that opioids are the last option behind non-pharmacological treatment options like spinal manipulation, exercise, acupuncture, etc. (7) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to do its part to help.


Listen to this PODCAST about how a chiropractic back pain specialist trained in Cox Technic helped a patient who doesn’t want back surgery helped him avoid one.

Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to look into the benefit of having the La Grande back pain specialist taking care of your back pain and spine pain without medications in many cases.

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