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La Grande Chiropractic Care of La Grande Degenerated Discs Starts with Understanding and Nutritional Protection

We all age. Our bodies age. Our finger nails age. Our spinal discs age. Now, that’s something your La Grande chiropractor can help with though! Spinal discs display aging after they start degenerating. Disc degeneration in a La Grande spine may first be discovered when there is some back pain. For some, disc degeneration progresses ignored until years afterward. New research points out that disc degeneration for any of us in La Grande may start as early as the teen years. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is all for alleviating any pain and preventing any degeneration possible with nutrition and La Grande chiropractic care.

La Grande DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 2nd to 5th Decades of Life

In spine radiology, the Pfirrmann classification defines levels of disc degeneration. Grade 1 is less degeneration. Grade 5 is really bad degeneration. Researchers studied the MRI images of 653 patients of all ages. Grade 3 degeneration is most common in those in their 2nd to 5th decades of life. It’s stated to be “natural” to see disc degeneration start in the 2nd decade of life. (1) That signifies that disc degeneration starts in the teen years of life!? Does that shock any of our La Grande chiropractic patients? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is not shocked, necessarily, but Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is prepared to help the teen La Grande back pain sufferer. Do any La Grande teens live at home with you? Do they ever mention experiencing back pain or neck pain?

La Grande DISC DEGENERATION AND AGING: 6th Decade of Life

Grade 4 was more common in the 6th decade of life. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC treats many older patients with chronic low back pain in which disc degeneration plays a role. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows that older adults with back pain explain that it has altered their life, restricted their social and recreational outlets, messed with their family relationships. (2) Back pain upsets their plans for retirement, housing, health, and independence. (3) It’s unpleasant. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows this, empathizes with our older La Grande back pain sufferers, and offers Cox Technic to help whose goal is a minimum of 50% relief in 30 days with many patients attaining 50% more quickly than that and with a higher percent of relief. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC rejoices with our patients as they reclaim some independence and back pain relief.


Feed your discs early and often. Disc degeneration starts in the 2nd decade of life! More and more news is published about the value of nutrition. Two influential nutrients for discs are chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate. These two sulfates nourish the disc and potentially prevent degeneration and even stimulate regeneration of the disc’s cartilage. Ask your La Grande chiropractor for more details. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC supports preventive care any time possible!

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Listen to this PODCAST about disc degeneration in the cervical spine initiating neck pain that Cox® Technic effectively helps alleviate.

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. We can talk about aging and its influence on your spine. We can chat about the benefits of La Grande chiropractic care if disc degeneration is a concern for you. 

Help La Grande degenerated discs the with nutritional care (chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine sulfate). 
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