In last week's Back Pain Relief Tip, we established that people spend too much time sitting. (If you missed last week's tip, click here!) The world that we live in has become one where, for most people, sitting is a necessity. And all of that sitting is one of the main reasons that the number of cases of people suffering with back pain, neck pain, or sciatica has increased dramatically in a short amount of time.Read More
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Winter is Coming.
The temperatures are falling and the first snowfall of the season is almost here. And while that means people can do a lot of fun things like sledding and building snowmen, it also means having to do things many people dread, like shoveling snow. If you have lived in a cold weather area then chances are you have had to shovel before, whether it be a driveway, sidewalk, or parking space, and you know what a pain it can be. Let's face it, shoveling snow is hard work; and if you are not careful it can be dangerous too!Read More
The Ultimate Back Pain Tips Weekly Newsletter
This week we have a very important tip to relieve and prevent back pain, a simple stretch to help relieve Sciatica pain, a diet tip about something you might cook with often, and a case study about a patient that we helped to eliminate her back pain and allow her to run again!Read More
We live in a culture of sitting. We sit at our desks at work. We sit while travelling by car, or bus, or plane. We sit at the dinner table. We even sit while relaxing such as when watching TV or reading a book. In fact, some may even say that sitting has become a requirement in our lives. And all of that sitting can be hurting your back!
The fact that our society has become one that sits more and more is one of the reasons that the number of people suffering with back pain has increased dramatically. It goes without saying, sitting for a long period of time can be bad for your back. But for many people, there is really not much of an option; because they need to sit to drive to work, and then sit at their desk all day, and then drive home. Sitting is unavoidable for them. So this week's Back Pain Relief Tip is simple: get up and move around more!Read More
Anyone who is suffering from Back Pain, Neck Pain, or Sciatica knows that it can be terrible and very severe. For many people, this pain becomes chronic or gets so bad that they would be willing to do just about anything to relieve it. And that often leads them to consider surgery. But before making a decision, there is a lot to consider and you need to make sure it is the absolute right choice. Here are some important facts you NEED to consider about spinal surgery!Read More
The Ultimate Back Pain Tips Weekly Newsletter
This week includes a Back Pain Tip that many consider to be the single most important one, some very helpful Hamstring stretches, information about a spice that can help with back pain, and a case study about a patient who came to us for help with a Herniated Disc and Sciatica!Read More
Nicole Jeray is a professional golfer on the LPGA tour who is a patient at the Illinois Back Institute. Nicole first came to us a few years ago for help with relieving her neck and back pain, which at the time had become so bad that it was not only preventing her from golfing, which is her passion and her career, but also doing simple things like sitting or standing without pain. She described her pain as a 10, but with our treatment we were able to bring her pain level down to zero, and allow her to continue her golfing career!Read More
This week's Back Pain Relief Tip is about Exercise, which can be good for your back. There are some people who are suffering with back pain, especially lower back pain and sciatica, who may think that is crazy, but it's true. Most people assume that exercising with back pain would only make the injury worse, but this is not usually the case. In fact, it helps strengthen your back and which can relieve pain!Read More
As anyone who suffers with Back Pain and Sciatica knows, it can happen suddenly when you have been sitting or standing in the same position for a long period of time, doing work involving a repetitive motion, or lifting. When this pain strikes, stretching your spine and back muscles can help relieve it. You may even wake up with back or sciatica pain in the morning, and need a way to get some quick relief to get started with your busy day. Doing these 4 simple stretching exercises is a great idea when persistant back pain is getting you down:Read More
Ultimate Back Pain Tips Weekly Newsletter
Getting out of bed is something that almost everyone does on a daily basis. It seems simple enough for most people, but anyone who is suffering with back problems know that even the tasks that seem the easiest can be some of the most challenging. For people with back, neck, or sciatica pain, just getting out of bed can not only be difficult, but extremely painful.
This Back Pain Relief Tip is about the proper way to get out of bed so that you do not put extra pressure on the spine and cause more pain. We call it the Logroll! To learn more about this technique, click the headling above or the picture to the right!