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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

What Is A MRI And What Is It Used For?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 02:30 PM

Most of the people reading this right now have probably experienced some form of back or neck pain at least once in their lives. And unfortunately there's a good chance you will experience it again sometime. Hopefully the pain you had was minor and got better quickly (although at the time it probably didn't feel "minor"), but sometimes the problem is more severe and you may need to see a doctor for help. In these situations, your doctor will most likely send you to get a MRI so he can determine exactly what is causing your back or neck pain.

Most people have heard of MRI's and know they are used as a tool for diagnosing injuries in the spine or other areas of your body. But most people also don't know much else about them, such as what they are exactly, or how they work. Read on to learn all about them: 

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10 Awesome Facts About Physical Therapy

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 @ 03:48 PM

Most people will experience pain in their back or neck at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, this pain can actually be a very common occurrence. While the majority of these cases are relatively minor and the pain will get better over time with some rest, in the other cases the injury is more severe and needs some form of intervention to treat it.

When a patient's back or neck pain gets so bad that they need to see their doctor for help, physical therapy is one of the first things they will most likely prescribe to treat it. Physical therapy has been used as a method to treat pain and injuries for a long time, and it is one of the elements that the Illinois Back Institute incorporates as part of our unique treatment protocol to relieve our patient's back, neck, and sciatica pain.

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He Finally Found Relief After Years Of Back Pain And Sciatica

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 04:40 PM

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, today we're sharing the testimonial of Dr. James Gioia Psy.D., a clinical psychologist that we treated in our clinic for severe back pain and sciatica. Dr. Gioia specializes in treating kids, adolescents, and families. If you are looking for a psychologist, we highly recommended him.

His practice, PsychCare of Wheaton, is located at 1751 South Naperville Road, Suite 206, Wheaton, IL, 60189, and the phone number there is 630-690-5065.
 

Dr. Gioia first came to us with severe back and leg pain (Sciatica) that was not improving. About 2 years previous he had begun to experience some pain in his lower back. His first reaction to the pain was that it was just a minor injury to his back, something that is a normal part of life. He figured it would go away on its own, so he didn't go to see a doctor or do anything else to treat it. However, after a while the pain kept getting worse and he noticed that it was beginning to effect his daily life.

He was having difficulty walking and just moving around, and was finding it hard to do simple tasks like lifting things.

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Avoid Back Pain While Raking Leaves With These Tips

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

The Autumn season has arrived and the leaves have begun to fall. Unfortunately, this means those leaves will need to be raked up and disposed of. As too many people know, this activity can be very hard on the lower back, and can often re-aggravate old back injuries or cause new ones. The repetitive motion that people use while raking, involving the arms, shoulders, and back, can cause a lot of damage to their spine!

When you are going to rake the leaves in your yard, keep these tips in mind:

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Defeat Your Back Pain With These Tips

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 03:43 PM

October Newsletter

Our Newsletter contains some of the best tips and informational articles to help people, because we know that the more people understand about their back, neck, or sciatica pain, the more likely they are to eliminate it!

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Can Eating Kale Help With Back Pain?

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 04:58 PM

October 3rd is National Kale Day, and undoubtedly you may have heard people talking recently about how good Kale is for you. It's often called a superfood, and one of the most beneficial foods you can eat. It can even help to relieve back pain! But many people have questions about Kale. What IS it exactly? And what makes it so good for you? Read on to learn more about Kale and the many benefits it offers!

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For World Vegetarian Day, Add Some Turmeric To Your Diet To Help With Back Pain!

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 04:35 PM

 

The first day of October is World Vegetarian Day, and it's a good time to remind everyone about how vital vegetables are for your daily diet. After all, they are a crucial source of vitamins, potassium, fiber, and other nutrients that your body needs to maintain good health!

One of October's Vegetables of the Month is Turmeric. This superfood is amazing, not only because it provides those vital nutrients your body needs, but it also contains many other beneficial properties that can help to relieve back pain and other health problems as well!

 

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Find Tips For Relieving Back, Neck, And Sciatica Pain In Our Newsletter

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 @ 03:26 PM

September Newsletter

Our Newsletter contains some of the best tips and informational articles to help people, because we know that the more people understand about their back, neck, or sciatica pain, the more likely they are to eliminate it!

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Avoid Neck Pain While Driving With These Tips

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 04:57 PM

Many people find themselves experiencing neck pain on a regular basis. Sometimes this is caused by an injury or underlying medical problem. It can also be brought on by the neck's supporting muscle structures and the strain placed on them by many different activities. One of these is driving. If you think about it, driving involves extending your neck and holding it in place while also using your upper body and extremities to perform steering and other tasks. Doing this for hours each day can clearly cause neck pain.

There is almost no way to avoid driving for most people. Fortunately there are some ways to avoid neck pain, while keeping your mind clear to focus on more important things in your busy life.

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These 10 Facts About Herniated Discs Everyone Should Know

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 @ 05:13 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!

Whether you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc or not, these facts are important for everyone to know:

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