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La Grande Chiropractic Exercise Recommendation Benefits for Sleep and Back Pain

Exercise. La Grande back pain sufferers get the advice to exercise a lot. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC recommends it, too. Exercise keeps showing its benefit for low back pain relief and prevention…plus a new report shows benefit for better sleep quality!


Low back pain is a problem for the low back pain sufferer, the family, the community, and the healthcare system. Healthcare providers and researchers study suggested long-term ways to reduce this problem for whose sufferers’ disability continues. Exercise tops the list of non-invasive, non-drug general recommendations along with manual therapy and massage. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers itself as the La Grande back pain specialty clinic to which many back pain sufferers go.


Numerous chronic back pain sufferers take themselves to their primary care practitioners first. It’s a pretty normal experience. Primary care recommendations for chronic low back pain care usually involve exercise, oral prescriptions of NSAIDs and SNRI’s like duloxetine. In research, there is a curious statistic called “number to treat” which denotes the number of patients with a certain condition who need to go through the treatment recommendation for 1 of them to get benefit. In this recent study, the number to treat for 1 chronic low back pain patient to report benefit from exercise was 7, from NSAIDs 6, and SNRIs 10. Of these 3 options, exercise was the only intervention that demonstrated continued chronic low back pain relief after the intervention ended and up to 48 weeks later. (2) Exercise is a valued, self-management, non-drug option for chronic low back pain patients. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC always includes it in the La Grande chiropractic treatment plan. Exercise places some control of chronic low back pain in our La Grande chiropractic patients’ hands.


An additional beneficial patient-controlled alternative is the sleep and exercise option. Lack of sleep – time and/or quality – is a problem for so many La Grande chiropractic patients. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC often hears our patients talk about sleep difficulties. Sleep is renewing for the body and the mind. Exercise is often prescribed to address sleep and mood issues. A noteworthy study about the relationship between sleep and exercise highlights some interesting findings in young men and women. Each is different! Men who exercised more frequently reported falling asleep quicker, less daytime trouble, and less depressive mood. Women who exercised more frequently went to bed early, experienced improved sleep quality, and reported more benefit from sleep, less depressive mood, and less anger. (3) Regular exercise is key for so many concerns!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Pamela Aaron on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as she describes a case of a young female patient with low back pain and her treatment with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and strengthening exercise that helped.

Set up your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. “Exercise.” It’s a recommendation Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will continue to share for back pain relief and prevention as well as improved sleep.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares new research about the benefit of exercise for back pain relief and sleep.  
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