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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

What Causes Bulging Discs?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jan 15, 2018 @ 04:57 PM

The discs in the spine are made up of a thick outer layer called the annulus, and a jelly-like substance on the inside called the nucleus. When the disc deteriorates for whatever reason, the annulus weakens and begins to bulge out, which is why it is called a Bulging Disc. 

So that's what a Bulging Disc is. The next 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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Weekly Ultimate Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain Relief Newsletter From The Illinois Back Institute

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Jan 12, 2018 @ 04:21 PM

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His Pain Level Was Nearly Constantly At An 8, But Our Treatment Eliminated His Back And Sciatica Pain!

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 @ 04:47 PM

This case study involves a 37 year old man who came to us for treatment. He had been suffering from terrible back pain and sciatica for over 2 years and nothing he had done was helping to relieve it. The pain had gotten so bad, he said that on a daily basis it was now at an 8 on a scale of 0 to 10, with a 10 being the worst pain imaginable. He really wanted to avoid surgery or other invasive procedures but was worried that that was the way his treatment was headed, until he heard about the Illinois Back Institute.

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The Most Common Natural Herniated Disc Treatments And What You Should Know About Them

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 04:38 PM

We've previously discussed the most common treatments that most doctors prescribe for Herniated Discs, and what you need to know about them. As we said, many of these treatments may work for a short amount of time, but after a while the pain will often come back and sometimes be even worse than before.

Instead of the regular treatments doctors may prescribe, many people suffering with Herniated Discs may prefer a more natural treatment, without any drugs or invasive procedures. We are now going to discuss some of the most common natural treatments for Herniated Discs:

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Back Pain Relief Diet Tip: Eat More Fish

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 @ 05:03 PM

Today's Diet Tip about foods that can help relieve your back pain is Fish! There's a good chance that you have heard fish (and/or fish oil) can be good for you. There's one simple reason why: it's because they contain something called Omega-3 Fatty Acids. And while your first reaction is that there is no way something called a fatty acid could be good for you, Omega-3's are a great way to relieve pain!

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Your Weekly Ultimate Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain Relief Newsletter From The Illinois Back Institute

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 02:56 PM

Your Weekly Ultimate Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain Relief Newsletter From The Illinois Back Institute

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The 7 Most Common Sciatica Treatments And What You Need To Know About Them

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Dec 27, 2017 @ 04:56 PM

When someone suffering with Sciatic pain goes to see their family physician, the doctor will usually prescribe some sort of treatment or medication, or combination of the two. These most commonly fall into one of these categories:

  • Traditional physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Over-The-Counter medications
  • Prescription drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Spinal injections
  • Surgery

The type of treatment and/or medication that the doctor prescribes usually depends on what the back injury is and how high the pain level is. However, these methods usually end up being only a temporary or stop-gap solution; often the pain comes back and may possibly be worse than before. We'll briefly discuss each one so that you know what they are for and why doctors prescribe them:

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The Illinois Back Institute's Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain Relief Newsletter

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 @ 03:41 PM

The Illinois Back Institute's Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain Relief Newsletter

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How To Avoid Back Pain While Wrapping Presents

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 @ 05:13 PM

This holiday season is here and the gifts are piling up. Wrapping isn’t something you normally worry about, but when you suffer from a back injury or back pain it can be a hassle. Just spending a few hours bent over in a bad position can result in tremendous pain. Here are some tips on what to avoid and what to do while wrapping.

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Tips To Prevent Back Pain While Decorating

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Dec 18, 2017 @ 04:48 PM

The holidays are here and many people will be hosting friends and family to celebrate, which means decorating the house so it looks festive for everyone to enjoy. But decorating during the holiday season can be tricky! You can easily strain or injure your back while trying to put up decorations. A nasty fall could result in a back injury or something even worse. Here are some tips to staying safe while decorating:

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