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B Vitamins As Effective Helpers to Chiropractic Care of Radiculopathy

Vitamins for back pain? Vitamins for leg pain? Yes!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC discusses how important nutrition is to the health of our La Grande chiropractic patients and their bodies, particularly their backs. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC keeps up on how specific nutritional changes positively influence specific conditions related to spinal health. Here, vitamin B is featured for all its advantages for La Grande chiropractic back pain sufferers.


Younger La Grande women carry new bodies in their own bodies during pregnancy. It’s a big deal to form the body for a new person! Taking 400 mcg of folic acid daily reduces the risk of neural tube defects (like spine-related spina bifida and anencephaly) in the first 28 days of pregnancy by 50% to 70%. (1) It is beneficial to start life with as much beneficial development as feasible and to look after the body you have when young to maintain it as it ages.


Older La Grande women find themselves subjected to some distinctive La Grande spinal and body issues. After menopause plasma homocysteine increases and raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis for women. Folic acid (vitamin B9) reduces the homocysteine levels (and the associated risks for disease). (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all about heart and bone health, too! Low levels of B vitamins are associated with a greater risk of degenerative diseases like osteoporosis. (3) Research shows that B vitamins influence bone health likely due to their influence on total plasma homocysteine concentrations (TCHY). B12 and THCY may alter osteoclasts or osteoblasts or adjust collagen cross-linking in bone health. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) assists the body in maintaining normal nerve function. (4) Bone health and nerve function are surely important contributors to spine health and La Grande back pain incidence. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC witnesses it daily!


Taking B vitamins can decrease the risk of adverse effects of taking NSAIDS to which many La Grande back pain sufferers turn to for some pain relief. (5) Including a multivitamin to the treatment plan for pain relief for patients with L5S1 vertebrogenic radiculopathy (sciatica) positively impacts the pain relief outcomes. (6) Cases of vitamin B12 deficiency may come into the office with acute neurological symptoms but recover with vitamin B2 supplementation. (7) In patients with sciatic leg pain for more than one month, including vitamin B complex supplementation to the use of diclofenac (NSAID) enhanced pain relief outcomes. (8) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC certainly enthusiastically presents such beneficial methods for better patient outcomes!

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Ted Siciliano chatting on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about how La Grande chiropractic treatment plans for back pain relief often incorporate nutritional supplements to aid healing and pain relief.

Schedule your La Grande chiropractic appointment now. A La Grande chiropractic care  treatment plan will be tailored to you. The health of your bone, spine and heart will value it! Your La Grande back pain and La Grande leg pain will appreciate the relief!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC may include B vitamins in the La Grande chiropractic treatment plan of back pain sufferers.  
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