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La Grande Stress and Its Contribution to Back Pain

From nurses to firefighters, from kids to older folks - and all of us in between - work-related stress is stressful. It affects our sense of pain and often elicits sessions of back pain and neck pain and back-related and neck-related pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to help squash the power of work-related stress whenever possible. La Grande back pain and neck pain patients bring everything – including their stress – with them to Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. You can, too! Together, we’ll handle work-stress and back and neck pain.


Work-related stress messes with us. It gets our attention through pain. None of us is resistant to stress, not even a kid! A kid’s work is being a kid and attending school on the journey to adulthood. Along the way, kids get job-related stress. The pressures of grades and friends and news and learning problems get to them. Adolescents find themselves with low back pain, too. Depression, anxiety, coercion, uneasy relationships, extreme academic pressures, and unsatisfactory school lives may all set college students up for chronic low back pain. (1) 11% of firefighters reported moderate to extremely severe work-related stress. 40% reported musculoskeletal symptoms with back pain being the most mentioned. More stress is linked to more such symptoms. (2) Trash collectors said they had back pain issues – upper back pain 89%, shoulder pain 81%, wrist/hand pain 79%, neck pain 68% - which translated into higher psychological demands for them. (3) Researchers discovered that psychological factors and fear-avoidance behaviors contributed to 11.8% of nursing care facility workers’ reporting that chronic low back pain interfered with their work. (4) It’s a rare person whose job is pure happiness and stress-free. The rest of us find ways to manage. Your La Grande chiropractor is by your side.


Chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC see stressed-out patients. One report found that more than 30% of chiropractic patients described themselves as moderately to severely stressed. Over 50% felt stress played a moderate or greater role in their current pain. 71% said that it would be beneficial if their chiropractic care had some stress-coping strategies. 44% were interested in taking a course to improve their stress management skills. (5) Chiropractic care is available to all, regardless of age or profession. Your La Grande chiropractor is equipped to diagnose the physical cause of back pain and neck pain and to correlate any work-related stress that may be influencing your La Grande back pain and neck pain. The discussion of how to more successfully deal with stress via lifestyle modifications, exercise, etc., helps many La Grande back pain and neck pain patients recover with the La Grande chiropractic treatment plan.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Robert Hayden  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who enjoys working with the toughest, stressed-out back pain and neck pain patients with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management as part of the chiropractic treatment plan.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes everyone suffering with La Grande back pain and neck pain issues. Together, we’ll devise a treatment plan for your relief.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps La Grande back pain patients who are stressed-out find relief and control of their pain.
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