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La Grande Back Pain Relief with Paraspinal Muscle Health

Paraspinal muscles? Where are they? These muscles support the spine. They support the spine and allow it to move. And their health matters. Their health contributes to your posture, your back pain condition, and your ability to move your spine as you need and desire.  Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC advocates exercises as part of the chiropractic treatment plan to strengthen and maintain the strength of these critical paraspinal muscles in the control of La Grande back pain and relief of back pain.


The spine’s paraspinal muscles are the action muscles of the spine. They surround your whole spine. They move your spine. Also known as the erector spinae, paraspinal muscles allow you to lean, bend, twist, and arch your back. Their ability to do what they do is connected to the well-being of their neighboring tissues. A new study documented that damage to the spine’s vertebral bones’ endplates is a part of chronic low back pain. Endplate damage and chronic low back pain patients’ symptoms are reported to depend on paraspinal muscle quality. Attempts to strengthen the paraspinal muscles can be positive. (1) Sometimes finding the right exercise for you is key.


Exercise is recommended to address two issues affecting La Grande low back pain: fatty infiltration of muscles and muscle weakness. In another new study, high-intensity exercise did not alter these two issues for all participants. Nonethless, for those who did show improvement in fat content and weakness, functional improvement followed. (2) At least most of us can exercise to help our backs’ paraspinal muscles.  Astronauts can’t! Their paraspinal and quadratus lumborum muscles were still weak 2 to 4 years after their returning from space. Researchers surmise that these changes added to the back pain astronauts experience. (3) La Grande doesn’t have many astronauts in its population, so Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC will help you figure out the proper form of exercise – be it high intensity or other such exercise – for your optimal improvement of La Grande back pain.  

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Hamisi Kote Ali on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presents how treatment of paraspinal muscles via fascia manipulation goes along with spinal manipulation treatment using gentle Cox® Technic to manage spine-related pain.

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today. Together, we will establish the strength or lack thereof of your paraspinal muscles, your erector spinae muscles, and come up with the specific exercises to strengthen them for your spine’s best alignment and movement.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC explains the importance of paraspinal muscles and their strength for La Grande back pain relief.

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