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Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC Delivers Relieving Spine Care often in Less Time, with Less Cost

How well do you understand your spine and what it needs? Does your physician? Does your insurer (ie, Medicare)? Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC prides itself on understanding the spine of each of our La Grande chiropractic patients. Your La Grande chiropractor assesses your low back when there’s low back pain, your neck when you have neck pain, your neck when you have arm pain, your low back when you have leg pain, your thoracic spine when there is thoracic (and even neck and low back) pain. Your chiropractor ”gets” your spine. Unfortunately, sometimes your insurer does not. The chiropractic profession endeavors to provide the research to the insurers to pay for essential treatment for your spine while your La Grande chiropractor strives to communicate clearly with your insurer for your best care and with you for your best clinical outcome: back pain relief, neck pain relief, arm pain relief, leg pain relief, etc.


Administrators’ data doesn’t tell the entire story about back pain. In one study comparing self-reported low back pain to data collected by health groups that track low back pain via billing codes and the like found that these two sources do not agree. Self-reported data regarding low back pain (21.2%) was greater than administration’s data (10.2%). Characteristics of low back pain patients founded on data varied in a few areas – sex, health/behavior traits, and health care use – leading to an undervalued prevalence of low back pain. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows how prevalent back pain is and how it affects our back pain patients like you.


In a study that expressly looked at one influence on back pain - spinal stiffness - from the subjective patient angle and the objective testing angle revealed that these two measures don’t correlate well either. At least in this comparison, actual input was from people: patients who filled out questionnaires and doctors doing objective tests. These findings directed the researchers to notice that while these two sources do not correlate well, each is important in the whole general picture of the patient’s condition and care. (2) Your La Grande chiropractor uses this evidence to care for your spine.


Your La Grande chiropractor is an evidence-based chiropractor. Evidence guides the spine relief treatment plan at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. A fascinating study of chiropractic students revealed how with each year of schooling they became less vitalistic and more evidence-based. (3) After 7 or so years in school, your chiropractor is prepared to take care of La Grande back pain and neck pain patients. The evidence of useful chiropractic spine care keeps growing! Researchers write today of how the use of non-pharmacological pain management may prevent unnecessary use of opioids. Chiropractic is one type of non-drug pain management offering. In a study of 101,221 spine pain patients, 1.55 to 2.03 times more non-chiropractic patients filled an opioid prescription than chiropractic patients. (4) Further, Medicare beneficiary patients who use chiropractic are found to have higher clinical outcomes (faster recovery, fewer back surgeries a year later, less opioid-associated disability, fewer traumatic falls and injuries, slower declines in activities of daily living and disability over time) at less cost (fewer medical doctors visits for low back pain, less opioid expense, less back-surgery cost) with higher levels of satisfaction. (5) These aren’t bad trade-offs for the Medicare cost system and for the Medicare patient.

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Listen to this PODCAST by Dr. Lee Hazen and Cheri Hazen RN on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson describing how non-pharmacological alleviating treatment of back pain using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and other non-drug approaches help.

Schedule a non-surgical La Grande chiropractic care appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC. Know that Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC knows La Grande back pain, understands how it affects you, and has a plan for its relief.

 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC presents how non-drug treatment of back pain combined with knowledge of the spine and its pain help in the relief of spine pain: more quickly and less costly. 
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