Have a humpback? No, not a whale (though it may feel like it
some days!), but an upper back with a hump. Some may relate to the hunchback
character of old movies. Aging does strange things to our bodies. If it creates
a hump in your spine, it’s an aging eccentricity most folks don’t want! Falls,
fractures, and even osteoporosis are unwanted related complications. If it’s
you with this kyphosis (the formal term for this condition) - the kyphotic
curve - do you have pain? Does it make it hard to keep your head up to see? Do
you feel unsteady? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers some La Grande chiropractic care
to help alleviate pain in the upper back and keep some motion in it.
Fortunately, it’s not a daily occurrence, but we’ve all seen people bent
forward with their spines rounded and sticking backward between the shoulders. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
has cared for quite a few patients like this over the years. They have what is
called kyphosis. A new study shares that an older woman’s fracture risk is
increased if she has kyphosis. The greater the kyphosis, the higher the risk: women
with kyphosis greater than 53 degrees have a 50% increased risk of non-spine
fracture. Why? It seems that bone mineral density (BMD) in these women is low,
too. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is ready to work with our La Grande ladies to
reduce fracture risk with nutrition and postural correction mixed with some
So which elderly are at risk for falls? Those with chronic
pain for at least a year and osteoporosis have a 50% higher risk. (2) Osteoporosis is so costly in terms of money
and suffering. Osteoporotic fractures over two years cost a patient $78,000,
50% of that being due to work loss. (3) Further, those with chronic pain and
urinary incontinence have a 48% higher risk of fracture. (2) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
offers chiropractic care as part of a comprehensive La Grande
osteoporosis treatment plan for fracture prevention and osteoporosis
management which often includes nutrition supplementation.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers the gentlest care for fragile backs
like those with kyphosis and osteoporosis. Cox Technic is smooth and
comfortable and effective. It just feels good.
So contact Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today for relief of your upper
back pain, your kyphosis, and management of your osteoporosis. Don’t let a
hunched back or the pain of a humpback be a bump in your life. La Grande
chiropractic care at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC may well help smooth it out.