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Encouraging Data on Chiropractic La Grande Back Pain Relief

Data. Data. Data. We human-beings are well studied: our illnesses, our behaviors, our lives. In healthcare, data and stats can be beneficial to improve care, particularly path for low back pain management from conservative, non-surgical to surgical when necessary. In La Grande Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is experienced in managing this flow of back pain care and in referring when/if necessary.


The global top cause of disability is low back pain. Diagnosis of the cause of low back pain – spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, non-specific and specific low back pain – is central to managing it. A new study stated that low back examination tests alone are not always helpful on their own. (1) That’s  why Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC associates everything - your history, current pain, exam tests’ results, imaging, and more - to come up with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. And not all back pain sufferers must visit specialists like spine surgeons. Even the surgeons value it when patients who require their skill (surgical skills) are referred to them. One recent study highlighted that of 500 cases referred to a neurosurgeon, only 22% were surgical candidates. 80% of referrals done during the study’s timeframe were thought to be inappropriate. The researchers concluded that “triaging approaches led by musculoskeletal experts may improve referral appropriateness to specialized care.” (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC agrees and is ready to fill that role. Your La Grande chiropractor is dedicated to diagnosing and managing low back pain and knows when to refer for specialized treatment like advanced imaging, surgery, etc.


In the chiropractic realm of healthcare, Care Response is a packed database of info from chiropractic patients around the world. It has been gathering data for over 10 years regarding patient satisfaction. Two main points of feedback were on what chiropractic patients thought was good about their care and what could be improved. The good included clinical outcomes (reduced pain, better function, being understood as having pain and its cause), examination and explanation of the condition and its treatment, professionalism, friendliness, feeling valued as a person, safety, comfort, and punctuality. There is always room for improvement, and patients commented that they wanted to not be rushed during the visit, wanted to feel understood, wanted good outcomes, etc. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC strives to focus on you during your time at our La Grande chiropractic office.


As your La Grande chiropractor, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC strives to deliver the ‘good’! And we take it one step further to increase quality of life for our low back pain patients. The latest series of questions to help evaluate patients for these outcomes is known as PROMIS that encompasses function, pain interference, pain intensity, fatigue, sleep, depression, anxiety, satisfaction in social life, mental health, etc. The final word from all the collected data found that patients (1) improved significantly and felt they did, (2) improved significantly but didn’t think they did, (3) didn’t improve significantly but felt they did, (4) did not improve significantly or report feeling better. (4) We strive for the ideal #1 outcome explained above, and we want to know how you feel you are.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Coleman Cormier on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the relief of low back pain in a patient with a disc herniation using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment today. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC studies the stats to best deliver quality of life-improving care for our La Grande low back pain patients.

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