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Benefit of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic La Grande Back Pain Relief

“Chronic” – not a term that sounds very happy or good, is it? Chronic low back pain is long-lasting back pain of at least 3 months’ duration that just will not stop. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC invites aggravated, hurting chronic low back pain sufferers of all ages. Our gentle La Grande chiropractic service is often relieving, offering hope for a better day ahead.


Chiropractic researchers and everyday clinical practitioners like your La Grande chiropractor at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC see the pain relief and function improvement. Some publish their results for everyone to see! A recently published case report of a 67 year old male veteran dealing with chronic low back pain and pain extending down his right leg occasionally recorded relief with Cox® Technic treatment. The patient described having this pain for decades. After 4 visits in 4 weeks undergoing flexion distraction treatment along with moist heat and soft-tissue mobilization, he described improvement in his condition, decreased pain medication usage, and enhanced mobility. (1) That’s a welcome result for this back pain sufferer!

WHAT’S UP WITH CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN? Spinal Manipulation’s Help

Chronic low back pain like that explained by the veteran in this case report is quite prevalent and can be very distressing. Spinal manipulation is recommended for the management of chronic low back in several guidelines supported by such groups as the American Pain Society and the American College of Pain Physicians. (2,3) With chronic low back pain, central sensitization – the consequence of repeated nerve stimulation has on the central nervous system - is thought to contribute to chronicity of pain.  Spinal manipulation’s benefit may well come from its impact on this sensitization. (4) That’s an advantage chronic back pain sufferers can live with.


A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (47 RCTs and 9211 participants) of spinal manipulation treatment for chronic low back pain stated that spinal manipulation produced similar effects to other suggested therapies of chronic low back pain (like exercise and drug therapy), was superior to non-recommended intervention for short-term improvement, and had limited, mild-to-moderate, fleeting adverse effects. (5) Another such meta-analysis concluded that spinal manipulation appeared to be a good option for pain relief and function improvement for chronic low back pain sufferers. (6) In a meta-analysis specifically focused on older (ages 65-91 y/o) chronic low back pain sufferers, the same deductions were drawn: spinal manipulation should be considered a positive treatment for the older patient with chronic low back pain for pain relief and function improvement. (7) Most spinal manipulation is done by chiropractors according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (8) And chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC researched and learned more about the delivery of the gentle, non-thrust form of spinal manipulation known as Cox® Technic which well recognized for its treatment of disc herniation and spinal stenosis pain as well as more routine spinal pain conditions.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph Beissel on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his care of a patient with chronic low back pain who found relief with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment soon. We don’t want you to|Don’t let “chronic” restrict your happiness or feeling good. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here for you.

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