"Why do I need on-going chiropractic
treatments for my back pain? Why can't you, my La Grande chiropractor,
just treat it and end the pain forever?"
This is not an atypical
question, and it's also really
reasonable. The answer is logically
simple, too, though dual: we are born with spinal
issues or we develop them.
BORN-WITH-IT BACK PAIN
Some of us are born with spinal issues that will
be with us forever. Such conditions as spondylolisthesis, transitional vertebrae, fused vertebrae, and spinal curvatures are distinctive to one's
own spine. There is no way to "get a new back bone"
if one of these conditions is ours. So we must learn how to use our spines so as to not cause
pain. Your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can perform
the spinal manipulation intended to relieve
your specific spinal condition. Then, you will want to consider its
- proper ergonomic use (how to lift, bend, twist, sit,
stand, walk, climb, reach, pull, etc.). You don't want to compromise your now-pain-relieved
spine further or again.
- nutritional needs - Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will suggest
some nutrition ideas to bolster
certain weaknesses of the spine.
- strengthening prerequisites - Our simple exercises do not take long but will
take you and your spine far in preserving its strength!
It is in these continued spine problems that
we - you and your La Grande chiropractor - must
collaborate for the most welcome
outcome, even coming in for periodic spinal manipulation. (1)
LIFE-ACQUIRED BACK PAIN
Some of us hurt our backs. We do
things that injure the seemingly healthiest
of spines: falling off a snowmobile or ladder or wakeboard or
lifting excess weight. You get the picture - things
we do in our normal activities of daily living may hurt
us, and we end up with back pain. So, when we hurt the spine to the
level that we trigger intervertebral disc degeneration, a herniated disc, arthritis, misaligned vertebrae, etc., we now have a spinal weakness which may become the vulnerable link
in our spinal health.
We all must maintain a strong,
well-aligned spine and utilize the spine with the respect and knowledge of
dodging those situations
that could cause it pain.
How? You and your La Grande chiropractor see
each other every now and then.
An occasional visit to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for spinal alignment
and assessment of healthy spine maintenance is good. Continued spinal manipulation after the initial
pain-relieving care is even proposed as a way to chieve
long-term benefit. (1) Truly, prevention is far better than
having to go through repeated treatment of La Grande
back pain. It averts pain and suffering in the
present and decreases the chance of further spine
pain in the future.
PATIENT-CENTERED BACK PAIN CARE: CHIROPRACTIC
A recent report described the
reality of low back pain being a major cause of disability around
the world. It is persistent or recurrent for many people. It is
not known to just go away and
never return. Fortunately, chiropractic maintenance care or
management treatment plan has been found to be
effective in reducing the number of days of pain for some
sufferers. Patients for whom maintenance care was reported to be
of high value viewed such care as “patient-centered” while
cost, (un)availability of care, and fear of treatment concerned
others. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC strives to address all of these concerns which
often go away as the back pain decreases.
Whether you were born with it or developed it, back pain is disruptive. Relief is possible with
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Just understand that there is a logical need
and even benefit for periodic spinal manipulation and chiropractic care for certain spine conditions.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes the initial back pain
relieving treatment with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and the value patients discover with on-going chiropractic
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment with
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today for more information about your spine's
specific condition and treatment plan for pain relief.