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Chiropractic Care for La Grande Back Pain Advised by Harvard

Harvard Health Letter suggests chiropractic for disc herniation back pain.

As the saying goes: “When Harvard talks, people listen.” Ok, that’s a variation of the motto, but Harvard’s reputation does get people’s attention. In the November 2017 edition of the Harvard Health Letter, a main report titled “Where to turn for low back pain relief. In most cases, a primary care doctor or chiropractor can help you resolve the problem.” talks about back pain and whom back pain sufferers ought to turn to for help. The Harvard recommendation is a chiropractor (like your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC or primary care doctor. Dr. Matthew Kowalski, a chiropractor on staff at Harvard’s Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, notes that 35% to 42% of back pain sufferers seek care from a chiropractor for their initial episode of back pain. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC concurs that many of the La Grande back pain sufferers seeking La Grande chiropractic care do so with a first attack of La Grande back pain.


That first episode of La Grande back pain care is critical as to how the first La Grande back pain episode goes as well as how future back pain episodes may be controlled. The goal, certainly, would be to block all future La Grande back pain episodes, but that may not always be realistic. And that is ok, too. There is control. Control of body motions like bending, lifting and twisting. Control of body muscle like exercising what there is (or isn’t of muscle!) to make it strong and resilient. Control of diet to decrease inflammatory consumption and improve the intake of joint supporting nutrients. Control is important. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC designs a well-rounded La Grande treatment plan that includes these control factors once the current pain subsides as Harvard’s newsletter points out, chiropractors like your La Grande chiropractor uses hands-on spinal manipulation (particularly Cox Technic at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC) and exercise, diet and stretching programs to relieve back pain. It’s a whole-body approach!


The chiropractor as the first episode specialist recognizes back pain and the options that are helpful. As Harvard’s Dr. Kowalski makes clear, the well-trained chiropractor (and your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is!) will direct your case. If the back pain sufferer should require another form of care, the chiropractor will coordinate that care and appointment should that be with a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, pain management doctor, or spinal surgeon. Chiropractors collaborate with all types of  healthcare specialists. For back sprains/strains and herniated discs, Harvard’s health newsletter states that “a visit to your primary care physician or chiropractor may be all it takes to feel better.”


With that recommendation, listen in to this PODCAST about a patient whose care encompassed medical and chiropractic physicians with tests, medications, and even a surgical consultation arranged by the medical doctors as well as chiropractic spinal manipulation (Cox Technic) to the patient’s advantage and back pain relief helping him avoid back surgery. Your La Grande chiropractor is your La Grande back pain specialist.

CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC TODAY

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment for yourself or a friend or family member when back pain is an issue. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC like many La Grande back pain sufferers listens when Harvard talks and agrees with Harvard on an option to relieve back pain – see your La Grande chiropractor!

La Grande chiropractic for back pain relief urged by Harvard 
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