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Relieving Exercise for La Grande Back Pain Relief

“Exercise? Didn’t you hear me say my back (or neck) hurts?”

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC hears you! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows your back hurts. Many La Grande chiropractic patients come for just that motivation: La Grande back pain. Back/Neck pain relief - whether due to La Grande spinal stenosis or a La Grande disc herniation whether it is in the back/neck only or goes down the leg/arm and into the foot/hand - is possible through our joint effort: La Grande chiropractic care including spinal manipulation and exercise.


Low back pain patients with spinal stenosis and leg pain have more fatty areas and less extensor muscles on MRI. What does that mean? They have a loss of muscle power in the low back when pain bothers a patient. (1) One of the causes of low back pain is lumbar hyperlordosis (sway back). One type of therapeutic exercise known as Perez-Olmedo showed improvement in 60% of youths with hyperlordosis. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC looks for such causes and has just the exercise to address the issue.


Neck pain patients experience less neck pain and improved dysfunction neck posture and range of motion with thoracic spine manipulation. The relief lasts up to a half-year post-treatment. (3) This goes to show that spinal manipulation is an important part in La Grande pain relief treatment plans. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is good at setting these up for our La Grande chiropractic patients!


Chronic low back pain patients with marked lower abdominal wall muscular laxity were cared for with abdominoplasty (a “tummy tuck”).  This produces a spine-stabilizing effect by tightening the muscles increasing intraabdominal pressure and  increasing the efficiency of these muscles so that their effectiveness as spine stabilizers is increased. Such abdominal strengthening should be considered a way for patients with weak ab muscles and stubborn low back pain who have not been helped by conservative management. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can recommend you some individualized exercises that will be just right for you before resorting to a surgery!

INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION (cramp-like pain in the legs upon exercise like walking)

Peripheral artery disease patients with intermittent claudication were treated with a home-based exercise program a supervised exercise program and usual-care control. Both exercise programs had patients exercise with a step activity monitor for 12 weeks. The patients kept at these programs which both proved useful in improving claudication measures comparable to a standard supervised exercise program. Such exercise seems to be more successful in increasing daily activity in the community setting than supervised exercise. (5) If you are one of those Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to be your community!


Persistent non-specific low back pain drives some La Grande back pain sufferers crazy…with good reason! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC gets it! Compared with minimal or other interventions Pilates is a good option to try to reduce back pain and improve disability. (7)


Even after back surgery, exercise eases pain. Aerobic exercise commencing one month after first time single-level lumbar microdiscectomy resulted in a more distinct functional improvement than home exercise. (8) Whatever it takes to help decrease back pain is the important factor. Listen in to a PODCAST that shares how Cox Technic helps relieve post-surgical back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will help you discover the best exercise choice for you!

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