“Just give me something to stop the pain.” or “Just do something
so I stop hurting.” are just two comments Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC and
fellow back pain healthcare practitioners hear frequently. When in pain, we all just want it to stop in the least
effort required and fastest way possible. This isn’t
always possible though. We all need to look at our pain and make
friends with it to some extent. We can see it for what it is.
Temporary. Unwelcome. Disruptive. But manageable many times when engaged. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages
our La Grande back pain patients and neck pain patients to participate in their back pain relief process. It can make
a difference. It may perhaps even change your life for
the better. Many La Grande chiropractic patients have lived this.
Remarkably up to 25% of back pain patients in
a new study were not actively engaged in their
spine care treatment plan. Research is ripe with papers
emphasizing the significance of patient-engagement
with treatment of spine pain. What kept such patients involved?
In researcher-ease, environmental context and resources, emotion, memory/attention/decision-making,
and behavioural regulation did. Knowing that these things were the
interfering culprits that interfered with
patients’ participation in their own care, researchers created a distinctive
plan to deal with these issues and raise
the patients’ understanding and participation via text reminders, exercises,
lifestyle changes, webinars, videos, paper educational materials and more. (1) One
study found that a mix of approaches to drop
disability and work absenteeism was cost effective though no one certain
intervention stood out over others. (2) Like these researchers, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
tries to do anything possible to help our La Grande
back pain and neck pain patients!
SPINE EXERCISES AND EMS
This may be a unique helpful intervention for certain
patients: whole-body electromyostimulation. It dropped
nonspecific chronic low back pain just as well as back-strengthening
exercise protocols. When fear of movement and functional limitations because
of back pain play a role, whole body
electrical stimulation helped fearful patients with their
strength and stabilization in good time, reducing
pain intensity and improving trunk flexors. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
shares such options to help our patients.
Ever heard the saying “There’s
an app for that!”? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is certain you have! Not
alarming in today’s app-crazy world that there is an app in development to help you manage self-management
tasks like exercise, sleep, etc. For the “selfBACK” app, researchers are now
collecting data on the effectiveness of
various interventions at various times
for nonspecific low back pain. From this research data,
researchers will fill the app with tips and exercises that have
benefited others with similar issues. Each
patient’s app will then be personalized for
self-management of back pain and other musculoskeletal issues based upon others with similar conditions found helpful and
relieving. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC looks forward to saying “There is an app for
that!" Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows that some of our La Grande back pain
patients will love this!
CONTACT Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jack Stern on The Back
Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how
back pain patients may help themselves to the best back pain relief possible.
Schedule a La Grande chiropractic visit
soon to start with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Be ready to be involved in your
back pain treatment plan for back pain relief. You’ll be so happy that the pill or “something” wasn’t presented
to you once you are feeling better in terms of
back pain relief and mental happiness that you were an active
part of the relief process.