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Chronic low back pain (CLBP) negatively impacts life for its sufferers. La Grande chronic low back pain sufferers look forward to getting their lives back. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has a chiropractic treatment plan with options that do exactly that. The treatment plan often incorporates chiropractic spinal manipulation like Cox® Technic as well as gentle exercise and nutrition. A few new insights about effective exercise interventions are presented here for our La Grande back pain patients’ consideration as it’s for you to decide to choose what exercise suits you!


Walking works, so do mind-body therapies like yoga. An analysis of 31 randomized control trials of 3193 participants, walking was found to be as effective as control interventions for short term relief of chronic low back pain and somewhat superior for intermediate term pain relief and activity limitation improvement while yoga was more effective to reduce pain and improve activity in the short term. Combining both walking and yoga was proposed as a valuable combination for chronic low back pain patients. (1) In an analysis of 18 randomized controlled trials, yoga reportedly decreased pain in the short to intermediate term and to improve functional disability from short to long term compared to non-exercise, usual care, and education. However it had similar effects on pain and disability as other exercise modes or physical therapy. (2) Most everyone can take a stroll. Some enjoy physical therapy exercise. Most can perform yoga if they want. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC understands that not every exercise option may be our La Grande back pain sufferer’s "cup of tea”! Options are essential to participation...and Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC has them!


One set of researchers wrote that current evidence doesn’t suggest that any one type of exercise is superior to any other for back pain relief. That is interesting! They did report that exercise is modestly effective treatment for chronic low back pain, a substantial health and socioeconomic issue (cost, disability, missed work).  The most common form of exercise for back pain relief was reported to be motor control exercise which works on the deep muscles and their coordination. Reportedly not superior to other forms of exercise, motor control exercise should be an option for chronic low back pain patients among other kinds of exercise. The researchers indicated that the choice should be up to the patient and his/her doctor/therapist as to what works. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC talks with each La Grande back pain sufferer to find out what exercise will work and will be done. That’s the most important factor!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Benjamin Fonke on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates the benefit of exercise incorporation  into The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment soon. When chronic low back pain has slowed life down for you, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC’s chiropractic treatment plan with Cox® Technic and exercise that you will do can get your life’s pace back to speed. 

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC shares new research-documented gentle exercise for chronic low back pain relief: yoga and walking and motor control exercise. The best? The one patients will do.  
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