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La Grande Chiropractic Plan for Pain Relief and Prevention with Exercise

“Must I exercise?”

“Yes, you should if you want to feel better quicker and prevent pain,“ your La Grande chiropractic encourages.

“How much time do I have to spend exercising each day?”

“Not long, just effectively,” Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC advises.

Exercise is not every La Grande back pain or neck pain patient’s ‘cup of tea’. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows. Exercise is also so vital to our back and neck pain patient’s recovery and future prevention of the pain. We are with our La Grande chiropractic patients all along the way to make the most of the exercise effort so that it results in pain relief and prevention.


Neck pain sufferers realize how pain may decrease their ability to look around comfortably. Such neck pain patients were assessed as to their cervical range of motion and pain intensity with a flexion-rotation test. They were then instructed to do a 20-minutes cervical spine exercise session. Half of them were then additionally treated with manual therapy applied to the C0-C1 and C2-C3 cervical spine levels. Those who performed the exercise program and received manual therapy benefitted significantly better as far as range of motion, pain intensity reduction, and the flexion-rotation test. (1) Another research project reported that the optimal stretching time of cervical muscles in patients with chronic myofascial pain syndrome was 30 seconds as opposed to 15 or 60 seconds or no stretching. This permitted the best benefit to pain intensity decrease while minimizing any adverse effects on neural function of the involved nerve roots and central nervous system. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC always emphasizes that the proper exercise performed in proper form doesn’t have to take long to be effective! Plus, exercise lays some control in the hands of its sufferer since exercise can be performed anytime.


Integrating exercise training into the multidisciplinary treatment of non-specific chronic low back pain makes sense. This type of back pain impacts so many people globally and is a leading cause of disability. Proper exercise training transitions the back pain sufferer to self-management. Recently, researchers posed that pain intensity and disability - and even mental health issues in such back pain patients - were improved with choices like resistance and aerobic exercise while Pilates, resistance exercise, yoga, and stabilization exercise. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC agrees! Exercise is valuable in so many ways.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Dean Greenwood on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management that includes spinal manipulation, nutrition, and exercise for spinal stenosis back pain relief.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment soon. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC answers the exercise questions of “Do I have to?” and “How long?” with “Yes” and “The time it takes which may be in 30 second increments.” We’re partners in your pain relief and prevention!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC suggests exercise as a key part of the back pain and neck pain treatment plan for relief and prevention. 
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