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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Back Pain Relief Tip: Learn How To Sit And Get Out Of A Chair Properly

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Tue, Feb 21, 2017 @ 04:17 PM

Many people spend most of their days sitting in a chair. Whether it is at home, work, or while traveling, people are sitting more than ever before. The problem with this is that the way you sit and the way you get up out of a chair can cause stress on the spine, which could be leading to back pain! 

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10 Fast Facts About Herniated Discs That Everyone Needs To Know

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Feb 20, 2017 @ 05:03 PM

There are many causes of back pain, but one of the most common is the Herniated Disc. Given the increase in desk jobs, as well as obesity rates across the country, it is no surprise that the number of people suffering with herniated discs is growing. And they can be a big problem for people.

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What You Need To Know Before Getting A Cortisone Shot For Your Back Pain

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 07:29 PM

Back, Neck, and Sciatica pain can be severe and debilitating. Anyone who has suffered with this pain knows just how bad it can be, and most would do just about anything to be rid of it. Often times, when regular therapies such as Physical Therapy or Chiropractic aren't working or the patient is in too much pain to do them, doctors will suggest getting a Cortisone Steroid Shot in the injured area. But many people do not know much about these injections. What are these shots? What do they do? What are the side effects? These are the things people NEED to know about Cortisone shots before agreeing to get one. 

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Live Video: Case Study #204 - After Failed Surgery and 28 Years Of Pain, She Is Finally Free From Her Back Pain And Sciatica

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 @ 05:25 PM

Case Study #204 is about a woman in her 50's who had been suffering from some form of back and neck pain for over half her life! She had gone to a chiropractor for help but it didn't work, and was taking hydrocodone and at least 10 norco's per day for the pain. At one point she decided to see an orthopedic surgeon and go under the knife. Unfortunately the surgery didn't work, and she ended up worse off than before.

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IBI's Weekly Newsletter Of Tips For Relieving Back Pain And Sciatica #61

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Feb 15, 2017 @ 04:30 PM

IBI's Weekly Newsletter Of Tips For Relieving Back Pain And Sciatica

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Back Pain Tip: Do You Get Out Of Bed Correctly? (with Video)

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 03:36 PM

Getting out of bed is something that most people do on a daily basis. For most it is simple enough, but for those suffering with back problems even the tasks that seem the easiest can be some of the most challenging. For anyone with back, neck, or sciatica pain, sometimes just getting out of bed can be difficult and extremely painful. This Back Pain Relief Tip is about how to get out of bed properly so that you don't put extra pressure on the spine and cause more pain. It's a technique we call the Logroll!

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How To Relieve Tension Due To Sudden Lower Back Pain

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Feb 13, 2017 @ 02:59 PM

Lower back pain can be very stressful at any time, but especially so when it happens suddenly. The stress is not only physical due to muscle tension contributing to the pain, but emotional as well due to alarm and worry caused by the sudden pain. So it is important to calm down both forms of stress in order to get relief from the sudden lower back pain.

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Back Pain Diet Tip: The Hidden Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Feb 10, 2017 @ 03:37 PM

Today’s diet tip of foods that are good for the health of your back is Dark Chocolate! Many people might be confused by this, because they hear the word “chocolate” and can’t imagine how it can be good for you. And while it’s true that regular chocolate is not the healthiest choice as it contains a lot of sugar and saturated fat, Dark Chocolate is a different story!

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What Is A Herniated Disc?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Feb 06, 2017 @ 05:05 PM

Herniated Discs are one of the most common causes of back pain and discomfort in adults. Yet, it remains one of the least understood causes of chronic pain. While most people have heard of the term "Herniated Disc", and most also probably know that it involves something in the spine, many people do not know what it is exactly. It is always important for any kind of back pain to understand the source of the pain, because it is our belief that when the patient understands the source of the pain, the outcome of their treatments turn out much better.

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10 Quick Facts About Lower Back Pain That Everyone Should Know

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Feb 03, 2017 @ 05:00 PM

A very common statistic is that 80% of all people will experience some sort of back pain at one point in their lives. And while for some of these people it will only be a minor occurrence, for most it will happen again, and for others it may even become chronic. Even minor lower back injuries can be very painful, and chronic low back pain can be severely debilitating and have a major impact on how people live their lives.

Whether you've had lower back pain before, have it now, or are worried about getting it in the future, these 10 quick facts are something everyone should know:

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