Have you found yourself flinching when someone approaches
a balloon with a pin? You know there is a
noise coming. It is the same with La Grande
back pain. If you expect your back to hurt, it often is. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares for back pain
patients daily with that balloon-pop instinct for back pain’s
intensity. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC strives to help our La Grande
back pain patients experience back pain relief and learn to not expect their backs to hurt.
La Grande BACK PAIN PERCEPTION
Researchers publish that perception of pain is influenced
by both the expectation of pain (or no pain) and the real
sensation of pain. However, the greater the difference between the
expectation and the pain, the less the expectation of pain or no pain affects
the actual experience of pain. (1) It's not
surprising, then, that back pain patients - those with spondylosis,
intervertebral disc disorders among others – struggle with
depression. (2) They expect a life without back pain, yet
they suffer with back pain. There is a
disconnect between perception and reality. Treating
La Grande back pain patients involves not just treating
the basis of back pain but its effects on the
whole person, mind and body.
La Grande BACK PAIN FEAR
Patients fear La Grande back pain. Patients desire
a diagnosis, pain control and imaging (often regardless of what
the medical guidelines say). These perceived patient needs influence patient outcomes.
(3) Back pain specialists who understand these perceived needs can deal with
these needs, can discuss these needs and can describe
how these needs are being met with the La Grande chiropractic
treatment plan. Your chiropractor wants what is best for you
and your desired and deserved pain relief.
La Grande BACK PAIN RELIEF WITH SPINAL MANIPULATION
Fortunately, spinal manipulation proves
itself worthy of use by La Grande back pain patients as research states
that it may decrease the expectation of pain, the fear of movement
and other related brain responses that chronic low back pain
patients experience. (As a side note, how were
these findings recorded? With amazing new MRI
technology that studies brain function and blood
oxygen level signaling! Amazing!). (4)
Your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers
the gentlest form of spinal manipulation, Cox Technic, that itself
is amazing. Another research study reported that manipulation
and mobilization likely reduce pain and increase
function for chronic low back pain. Manipulation has a better
effect than mobilization. Both seemed to be safe interventions leading
the researchers to suggest that a multimodal treatment plan may be encouraging.
(5) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows this to be true! Your treatment plan will consist of a mix
of treatment approaches to help get you the relief you want.
Listen to this PODCAST
with Australian chiropractor, Dr. Camercon McConville, on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson. Dr. McConville shares how he combines
a variety of treatment methods to help his patients return to
the activities they want to do without always feeling
the fear of pain.
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment at
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Together, you and Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will help create
positive perceptions of back pain relief possible with chiropractic care.