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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Smoking Increases Back Pain & Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, May 05, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Some back pain sufferers undergo surgery if their condition is severe or persistent, but this method of treatment isn’t always effective. One of the reasons for failed back surgery is smoking. Those who smoke are more at risk of having back problems in the first place, and they also face a higher risk of unsuccessful surgery or developing infections after their procedure. 

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Topics: general back pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, failed back surgery syndrome, failed back syndrome, Risks of Back Surgery, smoking

What Are Some Major Causes of Back Pain?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Feb 24, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

Back pain can hurt more than your back. The spinal column, though protected with muscle, tendons and ligament, can cause life-long problems if left untreated. The major causes of back pain, explained here, can affect other parts of your body. Learn the symptoms and causes of back pain for a better understanding of the risk to your health.

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, what causes spinal stenosis, major causes of back pain, back doctor, sciatica causes, causes of herniated discs, bulging disk causes

What to Do When You Have Back Pain from Standing All Day at Work

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Does your job keep you on your feet all day at work? If so, you’re probably familiar with back pain. You may feel that standing all day is healthier than sitting, but neither is good if done constantly. The key to back health is movement/exercise and variety, along with proper posture, correct lifting techniques and workplace ergonomics. Put your health first by being mindful of your body’s needs while working. You’ll be more productive, experience less stress, have a better attitude and be healthier. Get into the habit of doing these things while at work to avoid and alleviate back pain:

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, Consultation

Do You Need Special Shoes for Back Pain Relief?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Back pain relief comes in many forms, including over-the-counter medication, stretches and heating pads. If you’ve tried these home care techniques and are still experiencing recurring or severe back pain, your doctor might suggest trying physical therapy, taking a prescription pain medication that's stronger than OTC ones or wearing special shoes that are designed to relieve back pain. These orthopedic shoes are made to ease the strain on your back by giving you more support when you’re on your feet.

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, Consultation

Back Pain Chicago & Shoveling Snow on WCIU's You & Me This Morning

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jan 03, 2014 @ 01:53 PM

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Topics: snow shoveling back pain, general back pain, lower back pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, lower back pain relief, back pain chicago, back specialist chicago

Does Lower Right Back Pain Mean There is a Serious Problem? Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 @ 10:42 AM

If you have lower right back pain that’s bothering you, it’s likely to be due to lumbar strain, bulging discs or sciatica, which are very common. It’s important to rule out more serious conditions, like those discussed in the first 2 sections below. If your situation is not an emergency, see your back specialist for effective and non-invasive natural treatment.

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Topics: back pain relief, general back pain, Functional Disc Rehydration, lower back pain, Back Pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, Consultation

Do You Have Sciatica? 3 Common Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

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Topics: sciatica, Functional Disc Rehydration, lower back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain, Common Causes of Sciatica

Causes of Back Pain for Police Officers

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 04:52 PM

Studies have shown that 62 percent of police officers suffer from low back pain, with only 8 percent having had back pain before joining the force.  At Illinois Back Institute we specialized clinical organization dedicated to managing back pain through revolutionary non-invasive, non-surgical and natural treatment methods.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Common Causes of Back Pain, how to avoid back pain while running, tips for back pain, causes of back pain, no more back pain

15 Reasons Why Chronic Sciatica Causes Pain Down the Back of Legs

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 08:05 AM

Sciatica pain results from irritation of the largest nerve in the body: the sciatic nerve. Pain often travels along the nerve from the lower back (where the nerve is rooted) through the buttock area, behind the thigh and down beyond the knee. Pain commonly occurs in one side of the body only, although it can be present on both sides. There are many medical conditions and lifestyle factors which may cause nerve crowding, pressure and/or irritation of the sciatic nerve, including:

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Topics: Pregnancy, sciatica, degenerative disc, herniated disc, bulging disc, arthritis, Common Causes of Back Pain

9 Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Aug 28, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

When you are experiencing lower back pain, you may not be thinking about the cause right away. You're probably just focusing on relieving the pain. However, by identifying the source of your pain, you may be able to get a better idea of why you are hurting and how to best treat it. Although there are many things that can influence it, below are 9 common causes of lower back pain.

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Topics: ruptured disc, lumbar strain, sciatica, bulging disc, lower back pain, Common Causes of Back Pain