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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Pro Golfer Jean Bartholomew Competes In U.S. Senior Women's Open With Help From The Illinois Back Institute

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 04:54 PM

Recently, the first ever U.S. Senior Women's Open was held at Chicago Golf Club. During the tournament, golfer Jean Bartholomew was struggling with a herniated disc in her lumbar spine, so she came to the Illinois Back Institute for help!

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How Does Sudden Pain In The Lower Back Happen?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 04:46 PM

Back pain can be experienced in several different ways, but one of the most debilitating types of back pain is the kind that occurs suddenly. Not only is it extremely painful but it can also severely restrict your ability to move and bend as you normally would. For many people the most alarming part is that the pain can happen without any warning and be so severe. But this is actually very common!

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Everyone Should Know These 10 Facts About Sciatica

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 01:41 PM

Sciatica is a very common problem in today's society, and it can be quite frightening for some. Most people know that it can be extremely painful, and in severe cases it can prevent people from living their lives like they are accustomed to. But many of these same people might not even know what sciatica is exactly. To clear up some of the confusion, these fast facts will help people get caught up on the basics of sciatica:

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How Does A Bulging Disc Occur?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 @ 05:18 PM

So how does a Bulging Disc Occur? Well, a bulging disc is when the disc deteriorates for whatever reason, and the outside of the disc (called the annulus) weakens and begins to bulge out. But the question is, what causes them?

There are two main reasons for Bulging Discs to occur, which we are going to discuss now.

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What Are The Symptoms Caused By Degenerated Discs?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jul 16, 2018 @ 05:06 PM

As we age the discs in our back can wear down and degenerate, and lead to back pain. Degenerative discs usually occur in active and healthy people who are in their thirties or forties. Some people with deterioration have no pain and do not become aware of their condition until they go in for a check up or other health problems occur. These degenerative discs can occur in any level of the spine, which leads to localized pain.

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July Employee Of The Month: Ruchita Patel For The Illinois Back Institute

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Jul 13, 2018 @ 12:58 PM

The employees at the Illinois Back Institute are constantly working hard and striving to provide the best care and customer service that they can for their patients. Many of our employees often go above and beyond their regular duties to help their patients and/or coworkers however they can.

Their determination, hard work, and high performance on a daily basis is the key to Illinois Back Institute's success, and we feel that they should be recognized for their outstanding work. Our Employee of the Month award does just that, and the winner is nominated by their fellow co-workers.

Our Employee of the Month for July is Ruchita Patel from the Wheaton clinic! She will be receiving a certificate of achievement and a gift card. In her acceptance Ruchita shared her thoughts:


Q: How does it feel to be nominated and selected as the Employee of the Month by your coworkers?
A: It feels very rewarding to be selected employee of the month. I am thankful to my co-workers who were appreciative of my work to nominate me and believed I deserved this award.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy being able to interact and see the progress of patients on a one-on-one basis. I have seen some patient walk into the clinic with 10/10 pain and almost crawling on the floor. To be able to see them walk with no pain is a very satisfied feeling. I feel as though I am able to make people's lives better at IBI.
Q: What's your favorite thing to do outside of work?
A: I enjoy watching super hero movies outside of work. My favorites are the Iron Man series.
Q: What has been your proudest moment while working at IBI?
A: My most proudest moment at IBI is when a patient who had flown in from Florida for therapy walked out on his last day with no pain.
Q: Any plans on how you'll spend your gift card?
A: I plan on spending my gift card on food!

At the Illinois Back Institute we strive to educate everyone as much as possible about their back pain and sciatica, because it is proven that the more people know about their problem the more likely they are to eliminate it!

Our 9 Step Solution specializes in treating the causes of back pain and sciatica. Are you ready to put an end to your pain? Schedule a Free Consultation by calling us at 844-408-0462 or click here!

Also, if you would like to learn more about how we can eliminate your back, neck, and sciatica pain, you can join us for our Back Pain and Sciatica Relief Webinar! Just click on the link below for information on the Webinar and how to register for it:

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Disclaimer: The content on this web site is for information purposes only and should never be used as the basis for diagnosis or treatment. We always recommend consulting a qualified professional before embarking on any form of self treatment or rehabilitation.

All content is protected by the usual copyright laws and cannot be used, stolen or reproduced for any purpose without Illinois Back Institute permission. Please feel free to call about anything although we are unable to give advice on any specific injuries or conditions over the phone.

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Your Shoes Could Be Causing You To Have Back Pain And Sciatica

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jul 09, 2018 @ 05:22 PM

Sometimes people suddenly start to experience back pain and sciatica and have no idea what they could have done to cause it. Often times they forget to look at their feet! People do not realize that if their shoes are not fitting correctly, it can actually change the way they walk and move around. And even a small change in their gait like that can lead to added pressure on the back, which in turn can lead to back pain and sciatica.

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Grilling For The 4th Of July? Follow These Tips To Avoid Back Pain While You Cook

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jul 02, 2018 @ 04:45 PM

This week most people will be getting together with their friends and family to celebrate the birth of our nation. Independence Day parties may include many things such as music, fireworks, good drinks, games, and more, but one thing they always have is good food! On the 4th of July it is tradition for many people to cook out on the grill, but this can be a big problem if you're suffering with back, neck or sciatica pain. So follow these tips to help avoid back pain when grilling during the holiday:

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Beat Your Back, Neck, and Sciatica Pain With These Tips

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 04:54 PM

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You Ready To Be Pain Free Again? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today!

The Illinois Back Institute treats and eliminates back, neck, and sciatica pain, by focusing on the cause of the pain. And we do it without any drugs, injections, or surgery!

If you are suffering with back, neck, or sciatica pain due to Herniated, Bulging, or Degenerated Discs, Spinal Stenosis, or some other cause, we can help!

Your first step is to schedule a Free Consultation, where you will meet with a Patient Advocate who will answer your questions, review your case, and determine your correct course of treatment.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

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What Are Bulging Discs?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 05:06 PM

The bulging disc tends to be one of the most common causes of back pain. There are several different stages of breakdown within the discs of the spine and the bulging disc is normally the first phase. There are many reasons and multiple causes for a bulging disc, and like any type of pain the better you understand what is causing your pain the easier it is to treat, or at least easier to pick what treatment makes the most sense for your condition.

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