Illinois Back Institute's Top Tips Of The Week For Back Pain And Sciatica Relief
Each week the Illinois Back Institute sends out some of our best tips and informational articles about back pain, because it's proven that the more you understand about your back pain, the more likely you are to eliminate it!
The Illinois Back Institute treats and eliminates back pain, by focusing on the cause of the pain. And we do it without any drugs, injections, or surgery! Some of the conditions that we treat include:
▪︎ Herniated Discs
▪︎ Bulging Discs
▪︎ Degenerated Discs
If you are suffering with back or neck pain, either from one of these conditions or something else, we can help! Your first step is to schedule a Free Consultation, where you will meet with a Patient Advocate who will answer your questions, review your case, and determine your correct course of treatment.
There is no obligation, and the consultation is completely free!
Our sciatica exercise for this week is the Double Knees To Chest Stretch! The sciatic nerve runs from the back of your pelvis all the way down both legs and ending at your feet. The Double Knees to Chest exercise is designed to help relieve your sciatic pain and improve your flexibility in the lower back.
87% of the people old enough to drive in the United States have their licenses. So it goes without saying that Americans are spending plenty of time in their cars. It's also not surprising that the the number of people suffering with back pain is increasing along with the amount of drivers on the roads. One of the main reasons for this is that many people are getting out of their cars the wrong way!
John was having a hard time picking things up and holding them. This was due to a herniated disc in his neck, which was sending pain down his arm and making it difficult to function. John wanted to get rid of his pain and return to having a normal life, so he went to see his doctor where he was told that his only options were cortisone shots or surgery. Not wanting either of those, he heard from a friend about the Illinois Back Institute and decided to come to our clinic for treatment.
Your thoracic vertebrae comprise the middle segment of the spine, where thoracic herniated discs may occur. These 12 vertebrae are located between the cervical (neck) area and the lumbar (lower back area). These upper back vertebrae run from the spot where the neck meets the back above the shoulder blade level and continue down to the bottom of the rib cage. A thoracic herniated disc may be caused by injury like a fall, strain or twist, or due to a cracked vertebra, a disc or discs weakened by aging, scar tissue or other causes.
The Illinois Back Institute has five clinics in the Chicagoland area to better serve you! You can find their addresses below. Click or tap on one of the Maps to see a full-size, interactive version of it: