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The Value of La Grande Healthy Living

Healthy living. How do you define that? Do you embrace it? What are healthy living behaviors? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all about healthy living. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC sees chiropractic care as a healthy behavior! La Grande chiropractic patients can expect their La Grande chiropractor to be a guide to the healthy lifestyle behaviors that can not only help them cope with current spine pain issues but also avent future episodes of spine pain, neck pain, and back pain, and other health issues that are best prevented.


What are some healthy behaviors? A good diet. Exercise. Non-smoking. Low/No alcohol intake. Those sound about right, do they not? A recent study proved that men who took advantage of more of these healthy choices had decreased possibility of long duration low back pain and women for neck pain. (1) Eating fruit and vegetables is an additional positive healthy behavior. This in addition to the other behaviors appeared to decrease the risk of developing long term troubling low back pain in women and even potentially improve the prognosis of low back pain relief. (2) Taking part in a community based musculoskeletal physiotherapy program enhances the health-related quality of life for patients. (3) Utilizing a lumbar support belt improves postural control when standing on unstable ground.  This may be especially helpful for patients with non-specific low back pain as they are prone to be more unsteady. (4) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC works with our La Grande back pain patients on their balance and proprioception to help improve their steadiness.


Choice of care for health care issues results in more healthy behaviors. When patients are given the opportunity to choose their provider for back pain or neck pain relief (in one study: physical therapy care), costs were less than if they sought care from their medical doctor first and were referred. Direct access results in a difference in costs and outcomes. (5) A study of women and their choices of providers for back pain relief reports that their familiarity with the doctor’s treatment, social network endorsements, how close they were to the doctor’s office, and credentials of the doctor influenced their choice. (6)


Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment today. It’s your choice to discover the route to a healthy life and pain relief as necessary.

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