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Drug Combinations for La Grande Back Pain and Sciatica Not Effective

How great it would be to take a pill – or even better: a combination of pills! - and have your La Grande back pain or neck pain go away immediately? You are not alone! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can understand. Pain upsets our flow. Back pain keeps many La Grande back pain sufferers from working and from playing and from doing activities of daily living that must be done (dressing, cooking, walking, doing laundry, etc.). When back pain bothers you or someone close to you, come to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC for relief and chiropractic advice regarding pain management without drugs when or if drugs are not doing what you need or are not in your treatment plan.


Having drugs in the treatment plan may work for some back pain sufferers and not others. Pills may deliver relief for a few hours, days, weeks, months or not any. A new Cochrane Review, one of the most highly regarded medical review systems in the world, reported that a drug combination, though possibly better for more pain relief, for low back pain and sciatica is not supported. There is no clear evidence, as a matter of fact there is a shortage of studies and overall low quality of evidence, that backs drug combinations for low back pain and sciatica. Further, the risk of adverse effects is lower with single drug therapy over a combination. (1) Have you had a let-down from prescribed medications for your back pain? It’s fine. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares for back pain patients like you.


Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC’s use of the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management which integrates a specialized type of spinal manipulation has helped countless La Grande back pain sufferers obtain relief of their back pain. Spinal manipulation is advocated as first line treatment of back pain by the American College of Physicians and the American Board of Family Physicians. (2) Cox® Technic has been shown in federally funded spinal research studies to drop intradiscal pressures, widen the intervertebral canal area, and increase disc height. (3,4) In clinical studies, Cox® Technic has shown that back pain relief happens in 29 days and 12 visits. Of course, more severe disc herniations and spinal stenosis may take more time than these averages, but relief comes. (5) For many back pain sufferers, 50% relief would be most welcome. How about you?        


To boost the relief and help our La Grande back pain patients, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC integrates supplements into the La Grande chiropractic treatment plan. Natural substances like spinal disc-supporting chondroitin sulfate – shown to have “genuine anti-inflammatory properties (6) - and back pain-relieving turmeric and curcumin come in handy in the short-term as well as long term. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared to help you find the right combination of treatment approaches to decrease your back pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dan Shuman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his pain relieving treatment using Cox® Technic for a patient suffering with sciatic leg pain.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC soon. Together, we’ll find the right combination to maximize your La Grande back pain relief. It’s not a pill combination, but it’s gentle and effective chiropractic care.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses research supported chiropractic care including spinal manipulation which may be found useful when non-research supported drug combinations don’t work.  
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