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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Dan Hampton Explains in This Video How to Eliminate Your Back Pain.

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Dan Hampton and the team at the Illinois Back Institute explain how to eliminate your back pain. In this Half hour show you will learn the science behind the techniques used at the Illinois Back Institute.  Tips on things you can do at home to help eliminate your pain. We will also talk about foods that are good for your back.  

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Topics: back clinics illinois, back pain and golf, back exercise, back, Back Pain, how to treat sciatica, sciatica and treatment, herniated disc rehabilitation, back doctor, bulging disc symptoms, failed back surgery, back and spine specialist, back bulging disc

If you have back pain, asking the right questions will help you find a way out!

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 08:58 PM

If you don't know... I had back pain so bad that everyday was a struggle.  I was not getting better and spent my days trying to find a way out.  I never stopped asking questions, and I eventually found a way out.  If you have back pain.... don't stop questioning.  We have a way out, that doesn't involve any drugs or surgery.  To see more about my story click here!

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Topics: Back Pain, back pain solution, back pain chicago, back exercises, back pain clinic, back doctor, back, back and spine specialist

12 of the Worst Habits That Will Hurt Your Back

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

Believe it or not, back pain is the second most common complaint that doctors hear, second only to the common cold. When you hurt your back finding relief can be difficult. Back pain is also a common cause of hospitilization and surgery, tooBack pain isn't just annoying. 56% of people who complain of back pain, specifically lower back pain, report that it interferes with their daily life, or makes their daily routine more difficult to complain. Respondents to a recent survey suggest that lower back pain interferes with their sleep as well as their sex life, and it is a common cause of change in routines.

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Topics: Chronic Back Pain, lower back pain, back pain relief, back spasms, back pain treatment, causes of back pain, general back pain, back, back pain remedies

Post Laminectomy Syndrome Known As Failed Back Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Post laminectomy syndrome, also called failed back syndrome, is a syndrome characterized by persistent, chronic pain following back surgery. It is most commonly associated with laminectomy surgeries, a procedure that removes part of the vertebral bone. The goal of the surgery is to trim the lamina to widen the spinal canal. The procedure is often done on patients with spinal stenosis, and the goal is to relieve pressure on the nerves and create more room for the thecal sac.  While some pain after surgery is common, post laminectomy syndrome is diagnosed when severe pain persists for several months following surgery, or more pain is experience following the surgery.

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Topics: spinal surgery, failed back surgery syndrome, back doctor, back, post laminectomy syndrome, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery

Complications of Spinal Surgery

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Mar 28, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

Like is the case with all surgical procedures, spine surgery has its own risks. The most common post-surgery risks include anesthetic complications, bleeding and infection. These complications can become severe and difficult to rectify owing to the sensitivity of the region involved; the spine and the spinal cord. In some instances, surgery may fail to treat your spine condition, making it even worse. Unlike what most patients think, surgery is not the most effective treatment for spinal cord injuries. There are different treatment programs that can be effective for your condition than surgery.

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Topics: spinal surgery, surgery, spine, spine health, back, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery, spinal injury

Why Should You Have An MRI for Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 @ 04:23 PM

It is estimated that every adult will undergo some back pain at a point in his or her life. Some back pains are related to lifestyle activities. These pains are usually not severe and dissipate with time. However, this fact should not make you undermine the seriousness of back pain, particularly if it is persistence. If your back pain does not ease with time or worsens, leading to numbness and tingly feeling radiating to your legs or arms, you should consult your doctor. One of the surest ways your doctor will identify the underlying cause of your back pain is through an MRI scan.

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Topics: Back Pain, back pain relief, mri pinched l5 nerve, back doctor, spine health, back, herniated disc mri image, mri picture of bulging disc, before & after mri's

The Best At Home Remedies for Bulging Disc

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 25, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

The discs in your spine act as cushions which set between your vertebrae. These discs have a tough cartilage outside which surrounds softer cartilage. The discs are the perfect size to set between your vertebrae and protect them from grinding on each other. It is important for these discs to stay positioned where they are intended to be. However, often times something will happen to cause one of these discs to bulge. When this happens, it’s good to know some home remedies for bulging disc that will help.

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Topics: bulging disc treatment, bulging disc, Bulging disc l3 l4, bulging disc symptoms, spine, healing a bulging disc naturally, Home Remedies for Bulging Disc, back

7 Best Lifestyle Changes Sciatica & Lower Back Pain Relief

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 03:39 PM

Individuals who suffer from recurring back pain associated with sciatica or similar conditions may need to consider making lifestyle changes that reduce the amount of stress and strain on the back. Modifying activities and learning new ways of doing things can help reduce pain and discomfort that comes from many daily tasks. Lower back pain relief can be achieved by making small changes in your lifestyle.

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Topics: sciatica, lower back pain, lower back pain treatment, lower back pain relief, sciatica pain, sciatica pain relief, back, how to strengthen lower back

8 Back Pain Relief Tips While Jogging

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 02:28 PM


It is important for joggers to learn to work out in a way that avoids injury to the back muscles and spine. If you run, jog or engage in other high-impact exercise that puts stress on the spine, then it is especially important to start preventative methods. 

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Topics: Back Pain, Back Pain Tips, back pain relief tips, back exercises, exercises for lower back pain, muscle weakness, jogging, back, Sports Injury

Keep Your Spine in Line - From March Madness Through April Showers

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Spring is finally here, and that likely means that you're ready to get outdoors and kick your physical activity into overdrive. The winter is just about gone, and you days of sitting at home by the fire wishing it would get warmer are, too. But it's very important to keep your spine in check as you transition from very little physical activity to a highly active lifestyle. Many people end up with spine injuries during the spring because they transition to quickly, or they transition into an active lifestyle without taking proper care of your spine. Below you'll find some tips to help ensure your spine health is this good is it can be, and that you take good care of yourself through this season and on throughout the rest of the year.

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Topics: back pain relief, spine, back pain treatment, general back pain, wellness, back stretches, spine health, back, back pain remedies, healthy back, march madness