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La Grande Chiropractic Treatment Plan Incorporates Vitamin D

Is Vitamin D important? Absolutely! Many La Grande folks are deficient in vitamin D, as many as 80% or more in some areas in the world! Vitamin D impacts a variety of bodily functions, and your La Grande chiropractor takes care of so many of those bodily functions. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC encourages La Grande chiropractic patients to include vitamin D in their diet and supplementation plan to safeguard their health, enrich their health, and prevent issues that come with vitamin D deficiencies. La Grande chiropractic treatment plans are not just developed for back pain relief but also wellness lifestyle.


Vitamin D deficiencies may well lead to issues like weakened mineralization and even myopathy. Low levels of vitamin D result in decreased muscle strength, sarcopenia, functional limitation, disability and falls and physical function in older adults. Osteomalacia and rickets may also result from vitamin D deficiency. Despite blood and urine levels of calcium, taking a form of vitamin D (edecalcitol) helps boost bone mineral density and decrease the chance of vertebral fractures. (1)  88% of Indian women experience vitamin D deficiency which potentially raises the risk of development of osteoporosis and pregnancy-related complications in the future. (2) Children with scoliosis of mean age of 13.6 years before corrective spinal surgery are inclined to have have low vitamin D levels. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC embraces its role in helping La Grande back pain sufferers achieve as functional a life as possible which may encompass directing patients to increase their vitamin D levels.


Combining vitamin D and calcium with denosumab (a drug used for osteoporosis treatment) combated the decrease in calcium instigated by taking denosumab, impeded bone metabolism, and raised bone mineral density. (4) Vitamin D protects against vertebral fracture as well as sarcopenia and cardiovascular decline and enhances muscle function and help bone.  (5) Osteoporotic vertebral fracture increases the risk of back pain, particularly in those who have higher pain intensity, angular instability, and past such fractures and less disposed to exercising routinely.  (6) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC views these as worthy reasons to correct vitamin D levels as part of the nutritional plan!

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC cares for La Grande chiropractic patients with Cox Technic, the spinal manipulation part of the La Grande chiropractic treatment plan. Patients with osteoporosis appreciate its gentleness.

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Listen to this PODCAST about how gentle Cox Technic relieves back pain for patients with conditions like spinal stenosis.

Schedule your next La Grande chiropractic visit at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC to individually explore your own important vitamin D level and how to improve it and find out more about how chiropractic care can enhance your health, too.
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