The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog
Back pain can unfortunately be a very common occurrence. In fact, most people will experience pain in their back or neck at some point in their lives. 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.Read More
The Illinois Back Institute has 2 goals: to educate everyone about their back, neck, and sciatica pain, and to help you to eliminate that pain!
The tips and educational articles in this newsletter are designed to help people better understand their back problems, and to teach them what they can do to relieve their pain!
Annie came to America over nearly 50 years ago, and has worked in the healthcare field as a Nurse's Assistant for much of that time. She had never really had any problems until about two years ago, when she felt what she called a "pinch" in her left side. This led to lower back pain that continued to worsen over time. Annie saw many doctors but none could do anything for her back pain, until she decided to come to the Illinois Back Institute.Read More
Jean-Luc D'Olivera has bad back pain for the last 4 or 5 years. But for the last two years the pain has gotten increasingly worse. Recently it had gotten bad enough that he was having difficulty standing up and getting around, and he could only be comfortable when he was sitting or laying down. His back pain slowed down his life, where he couldn't do the things he used to enjoy like dancing with his wife or walking his dog. So he decided to come to the Illinois Back Institute for help, with the goal of being able to do all the things he used to again.Read More
This video is about the scary and dangerous trends in back pain treatment that everyone needs to know about, because the ways that back pain is being treated are changing, and not for the better. In fact, they're getting a lot worse.
4 out of 5 people will have back pain in their lifetime, and half of all workers will experience back pain this year alone. Not all of these cases will be severe, but the bigger problems happen when the pain starts recurring and keeps getting worse. When someone has back pain, there is a 80% chance of the pain coming back at some point in their life, and a 25-40% chance of it returning within the same year and becoming chronic. In fact, a study by the University of North Carolina showed that from 1992 to 2006 the percentage of chronic back pain sufferers more than doubled! This dramatic increase in the number of chronic back pain sufferers is what is leading to dangerous change in the way the pain is treated.Read More
Back, Neck, and Sciatica pain can be very severe, and anyone who has suffered with this pain knows just how debilitating it can be. Most would probably do just about anything to be rid of it. When traditional therapies such as Physical Therapy or Chiropractic aren't working or the patient is in too much pain to do them, doctors will often suggest getting a shot of cortisone steroids in the injured area. But these injections are a bit of a mystery for many people, and they often have many questions about them: What are these shots? What do they do? What are the side effects? So before agreeing to get one or more of these injections, this is what you need to know about them first!
Not long ago we treated a woman for her back pain and sciatica, which she had been suffering with for over eleven years. The pain started when she was only 20 years old, and had been constant and severely painful ever since. After trying several of the treatments that her doctors recommended and still not finding relief, she was recommended for surgery. But she wanted to avoid that at all costs. So when she heard about the Illinois Back Institute, she scheduled her Free Consultation immediately.Read More