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La Grande Fall Prevention and Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care

Falls can occur at any age. Falls can trigger much harm or not much harm at all. Falling once surely can raise the level of fear of falling again. All these bits of information underscore that falls are a concern, a concern that is age blind. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC always asks our La Grande chiropractic patients if they have fallen recently. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC supports interventions like exercise that may reduce the fear of falls, the impact of falls and the incidence of falls. Plus, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is really good at relieving La Grande back pain or neck pain that ensues.


Older folks live at home alone and with others or in community-based accommodations. Each situation carries a risk of falling. Rugs, pets, misreading steps, or any number of things can cause a fall. For these older friends and neighbors and relatives, the fear of falling is usual. Researchers have put effort into research studies looking at exercise interventions that decrease the fear of falling and the risk of falling. Such trials with community-dwelling older persons involved planned, structured, repetitive physical activity oriented to enhancing strength, gait, balance and mood in addition to decreasing falls. Some interventions tried are 3D like Tai Chi, Yoga, resistance training, and balance work. One meta-analysis of exercise trials presented non-statistically significant benefits but benefits nonetheless: an 11% decrease in people who fell, a 13% drop in falls, a 19% decrease in injuries from falls. (1) Another study of aged 60-88 year olds that used a judo inspired exercise program which taught them how to fall and how to prevent falls showed significant improvements in physical performance, fall-related self-efficacy and fall methods. (2) They reported that such practices worked, particularly right after the intervention. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC would encourage our older La Grande patients to keep exercising to prolong these fall-prevention and fall-fear-reducing benefits!


Younger folks can benefit from La Grande fall prevention strategies as falls can be just as detrimental to them. Falls and fall-related injuries threaten people at all ages. Falls at work and at home are an issue. A workplace trial that lasted 10 weeks for working age adults with a judo-inspired exercise program worked on improving physical function, activity, fall-related self-efficacy and safe-landing techniques for a fall. Participants improved physically and psychologically. They gathered techniques in how to fall safely and how to avert falls. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC supports exercise for all La Grande chiropractic family members, young and old, to keep strong and healthy in the face of challenges like falls. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC helps alleviate fall-related back pain and neck pain, too.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Lee Hazen on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes helping a patient recover from pain after a fall using The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic visit with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to take the fear out of falling, the pain out of a fall, and the risk of a fall and reduce it with some advice on strengthening exercise as well as back pain-relieving chiropractic care.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC presents new research on fall prevention strategies and protocols for fall-related pain relief. 
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