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La Grande Back Pain Relief with Exercise & Chiropractic

As any La Grande back pain patient understands, finding relief can be challenging. Many have tried multiple treatments and healthcare providers. But did you know that exercise could be just the right addition to your attempts at getting back pain relief? According to the CHAMPS Study-DK, associations between cardiovascular disease risk factors and spinal pain may be moderated by sex and health-related physical activity. (1) In other words, exercise can help ease back pain. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC presents some information about how this works.


Exercise has proven itself beneficial for those who suffer with chronic back pain in several ways. First, it strengthens the muscles in your core and lower back which support your spine and decrease strain on it. Strengthening these muscles can help ease some of the pressure exerted on your spine and decrease the amount of back pain you feel due to bad posture or poor habits like slouching. Additionally, exercise helps increase flexibility in your joints; it enhances blood circulation which helps support healing; and it releases endorphins which are natural pain killers that help decrease inflammation associated with chronic back pain. (2,3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC combines Cox® Technic spinal manipulation that reduces intradiscal pressures (Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. William Hoffman on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the Cox® Technic and its research showing drops in intradiscal pressure.) with exercises that are shown to reduce pain for optimal patient outcomes.


It is significant to realize that when beginning an exercise program for La Grande back pain relief, you should start gently and gradually raise the intensity over time as your body adjusts. It is also important to choose low-impact exercises such as walking or swimming rather than high impact exercises such as running or jumping since these can place additional strain on your spine and make matters worse rather than better. With that, moderate aerobic exercise combined with stretching and strengthening exercises has been proven useful in reducing lower back pain for many people suffering from chronic conditions like back pain. La Grande back pain patients have a great exercise partner at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC as researchers explain that chiropractors actively promote (and participate in their own) physical activity by offering exercise information, questioning patients about their physical activity level, and advising back pain patients about proper exercises to help their conditions. (4)

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Exercise is an effective way to manage chronic lower back pain. If done correctly, it could be just what you need to boost your opportunity for long term relief from lower back pain! Make your La Grande chiropractic appointment to begin your chiropractic pain relieving treatment plan of spinal manipulation and mobilization with exercise.

La Grande chiropractic treatment plan with walking as exercise for back pain relief  
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