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Best to See Your La Grande Chiropractor As Long As You Need

“Do I have to see my chiropractor forever?” is a common question Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC gets when La Grande folks talk about chiropractic. La Grande chiropractic patients are a mixed lot. Some La Grande chiropractic patients come for a specific spinal pain relief issue and stop coming. Some La Grande chiropractic patients come and go as their back pain or neck pain issue requires (though keeping on the at-home care program that incorporates lifestyle issues, diet, nutrition, and exercise helps keep these issues at bay for many!). Some La Grande chiropractic patients discover that coming for a La Grande chiropractic spinal manipulation visit on a normal schedule after pain relief is reached benefits them: feeling better and keeping that better feeling when prodded to continuing healthy things like exercising, eating right and being adjusted. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC appreciates every La Grande chiropractic patient who entrusts their spine’s healing and on-going health to this La Grande chiropractic practice.


Now, just how frequently a La Grande chiropractic patient can benefit from La Grande chiropractic care visits is a well-researched answer for chronic low back pain patients. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC presents a recent project in which chronic low back pain patients were treated three times a week for 6 weeks. Some visits were with spinal manipulation; some were with light massage; some not treatment at all. In the end, 12 chiropractic spinal manipulation treatments created the most positive results for chronic low back pain patients. A year after care, the 18 visits patients showed peak outcomes for disability and pain relief. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses the Cox Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which has studied and reported about other specific spinal issues the number of visits and days to maximum improvement. Such evidence permits Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to really aid our La Grande back pain patients’ understanding of what to expect with La Grande chiropractic care.


The number of visits for low back pain episodes changes often with the underlying cause of the back pain episode. A study from 30 chiropractic clinics’ chiropractic care with flexion distraction (aka Cox Technic) resulted in data on 1000 back pain patients. It recorded the types of conditions treated, the days, visits and patient outcomes. Overall, 12 visits in 29 days were the mean results for maximum improvement. For particular conditions like spondylolisthesis, disc herniation (even L4 vs L5 disc herniation), sprain/strain, etc., the days and visits differed. There is a difference in treating a disc herniation versus a sprain understandably. One is more challenging  than the other. 91% of patients discovered low back and leg pain relief on average in fewer than 90 days (when the condition turns "chronic") and 12 visits. (2)

Whatever your underlying condition of spinal pain, a La Grande chiropractic treatment plan can be arranged for its relief with a recommendation for on-going chiropractic care if that is wanted. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is at your service!

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Listen in to this PODCAST about chiropractic care relief of a chronic pain condition with a patient who finds visits to the chiropractor help keep her going.

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to see how many visits it may take to help you get relief and to see if you would want to visit your chiropractor forever on an occasional follow-up schedule!

It’s up to you and your pain as to how often you see the La Grande chiropractor.
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