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La Grande Exercise Helps Cope with Pain and Aging

"If you don't keep going, you're gonna die." How is that for a title to a paper?! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC was even startled a bit, but it is true. No matter your age, your pain, your life plan, we all have to keep moving forward! This is never more true for middle- to older-age La Grande back and neck pain sufferers. Fortunately, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to help.


We all start looking for anti-aging benefits at that certain age! One group of researchers stated that regular exercise has multi-system anti-aging effects and recommended more research to acquire knowledge of just how molecular mediators of exercise benefits function in older folks instead of just looking for pharmaceuticals. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC wholeheartedly agrees! Walking is great! This an important message for all La Grande pain sufferers!


Take a walking stroll each day with a goal of 7000 steps. Why? Research. 2,110 black and white men and women and their steps-per-day counts were followed. They wore an accelerometer from 2005 to 2006 and then were followed for a mean of 10.8 years. Their stats were examined in 2020 and 2021 to measure what, if any, association was found between steps-per-day and all-mortality death risk. This study was part of the larger CARDIA (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults) study. Steps-taken-per-day were described as “low” (less than 7000), “moderate” (7000-9999) and “high” (more than 10,000). Stepping intensity – stepping rate – played a role, too. Moderate/high step rate was linked to a decreased risk of mortality in black and white women and men in middle-age who walked 7000 steps or more a day compared with those who walked less. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees how walking helps – 7000 steps or not – and encourages La Grande chiropractic patients to walk what they can. Any walk will do!


How do most La Grande back pain patients deal with chronic low back pain? Some of the things people may express are these:

  • I feel helpless because nothing works.
  • I feel down and depressed.
  • I distantly wish for an end to it.
  • I accept the reality of my pain.
  • The pain stays, I keep going.

What about you? There’s no proper answer. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees them all! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is by everyone’s side. We meet each back pain patient – old or young, active or inactive – where each one is. We create a treatment plan together. The researchers who came up with the above basic 5 categories of how patients deal with chronic low back pain acknowledged how pain influences life. (3) So does Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Visiting our La Grande chiropractic office is a good step toward perseverance in managing pain and enjoying life!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes his use of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction helped a patient return to a desired quality of life while managing the leg and foot pain numbness she experienced.

Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. We are ready to help you keep going, better manage your pain, and enjoy life fully!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages exercise for its anti-aging affects as well as its positive pain-coping effects.  
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