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La Grande Encourages Walking for Back Pain Relief

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC invites La Grande back pain sufferers and neck pain sufferers to walk. Walking is easy and valuable in managing pain. Walks don’t have be crazy long! A walk in the park or around the neighborhood does wonders!


$200 billion dollars a year fund back pain management. Back pain is a top and widespread cause of medical care visits to primary care and emergency settings. Back pain is the most common reason for worker compensation, missed work hours, and lost productivity. 90% of back pain is mechanical. 12 to 33% of people are stated to experience back pain at any point in time, making back pain a main focus of medical care and of sufferers’ attention and inattention to the day-to-day workings of life. (1) Back pain is costly and quality of life altering for many.


Walking is a such a day-to-day requirement. One recent study described that back and neck pain were positively and significantly associated with workplace absenteeism mostly triggered by difficulty standing, sitting, and walking. (2) Walking is a vital daily function! Back pain sufferers headed to surgery will do well to improve their walking capacity before surgery. The greater the walking capacity before surgery. The better the walking capacity after surgery. Lumbar spinal stenosis as a core issue for back pain reduces walking and quality of life for its sufferers. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the main sign for spinal surgery in older adults, 40% of whom, even after back surgery, still reported walking disability. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages walking for everyone!


Exercise like walking is a simple, easy way to allay La Grande back pain. Walking in a park may be enticing. Well-designed parks are described to improve public health. An interview study of peoples’ opinions of what makes parks inviting reported that trees, gardens, open spaces, and water features were highly cherished. Walking/bike trails, basketball hoops, sports/climbing walls were stated as physical activity encouraging. Seating, tables, and picnic areas were noted as necessary for social interaction. (4)

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Gary Stefanick on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he helped a patient after back surgery regain some quality of life with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.  

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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC urges La Grande back pain sufferers to walk to lessen back pain and related pain. 
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