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La Grande Chiropractic Patients Use Chiropractic for Spine Care

Where is chiropractic medicine in your life, in the lives of other La Grande folks? Let us start with where it fits in the lives of others for spine care, back pain relief, and neck pain relief at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC


Chiropractic spinal manipulation is recommended for at least 12 weeks before referral for spine surgery for lumbar disc herniation. (1) The American Medical Association, the American Pain Society, the American College of Physicians and Harvard Medical School all state spinal manipulation and chiropractic are first line care for low back pain. (2) Did you know that? Probably not because it requires many years for such up-to-date, proven models to trickle down to general knowledge. There are even people who (not our La Grande chiropractic clients!) think chiropractors are quacks when in fact chiropractors are non-surgical back spine specialists. Your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC surely is the La Grande back pain specialist!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes back pain, neck pain and spine pain patients to our La Grande chiropractic office, particularly the painful cases! For instance, patients who experience recurrent lumbar disc herniation are found to respond to non-surgical care and avoid the necessity of reoperation. (3) Reports say that from 9 to 33% of people get spinal manipulation for pain and disability and 98% of those people see chiropractors. (4)


The call for chiropractic spine care is increasing. A majority of neurosurgeons think that a minimum period of 8 to 12 weeks of radicular arm pain is the optimal timing before performing surgery for cervical spine disc herniation. (5) What can such a La Grande neck pain patient do? Chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is a possibility for pain relief. Another such study found that no conclusion is drawn as to whether surgical or nonsurgical treatment is superior for individuals with lumbar spine degeneration of discs initiating the condition termed stenosis. To top it off, a high rate of adverse effects is reported in three of five surgical groups while no side effects were described for any of the conservative treatment options. (6)


A second opinion before spine surgery is a sound idea. A study of 137 patients proposed to have lumbar spine fusion at one institution found on second opinion at a multidisciplinary clinic that 58% did not require surgery but rather non-surgical treatment. Of those found to require surgery, the type of surgery was changed for 28% of the patients. (7) Chiropractic spinal manipulation as used at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has substantial success in treating low back and neck pain and leg and arm pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC uses a spinal manipulation technique known as Cox Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression which integrates placing the spine under distraction to decompress nerves allowing normal spine motion to return. An example is a paper reporting flexion–distraction spinal manipulation used to relieve an L4-L5 disk extrusion causing L5 nerve root radiculopathy in a 40 year old naval officer. (8)


A report of 674 emergency room adult visits showed that 500 (74.2%) patients had received care from at least one mind body practitioner (MBP), defined as a chiropractor, acupuncturist, yoga, or meditation practitioner. People choosing this form of care were quite a bit younger and tended to have private health insurance. 33% saw a chiropractor. Such healthcare consumers were significantly more apt to believe that MBP inhibited illness, treated illness, and was safe, more successful than prescription medicines, supportive of prescription medications, and more holistic. (9)

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Listen to one of these PODCASTS about how Cox Technic spinal manipulation relieves back pain patients after back surgery (and even multiple back surgeries), patients who have struggled with back pain for a long time, and patients with low back and leg pain (sciatica).

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC as you come to realize that chiropractors - like your La Grande chiropractor, a true La Grande back pain specialist – are recommended for the non-surgical treatment of La Grande spine pain and disability. Medicine now recommends spinal manipulation, chiropractic’s forte, as first line treatment for spine pain.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers chiropractic spinal manipulation as recommended for spine pain relief and appreciated by La Grande chiropractic patients. 
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