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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

High-school athlete sidelined with degenerated discs, finds relief with our treatment. Case report #104

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

My objective for writing and sharing case reports is to educate you about what causes back pain and how to properly treat different conditions.  My goal is to help you better understand back pain so you can make better decisions. The more you know the better your chances of eliminating your back troubles. There is lots of confusion about what causes back pain and how to treat it and my desire is to set it straight.

This week’s case report is a unique because the patient was young and had what some consider an older persons disease. 


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Topics: degenerative disc, back pain doctor chicago, Back Pain, bulging disc success rate, degenerative disc disease, back exercises, back pain clinic chicago, back pain causes

Best Stretches for Degenerative Disc Disease

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Apr 04, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

Degenerative disc disease refers to the changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones or vertebrae of the spine. Discs are like shock absorbers for the spine and allow for flexing, bending and twisting. As we age, spinal discs can break down. Below are several stretches recommended for helping ease the discomfort caused by degenerative disc disease. Stretching helps fortify the back and strengthen the core muscles. This helps relieve stress from your spine from carrying weight and also has the added benefit of increasing blood flow to the discs. The increase in blood flow and stress relief helps stimulate the restoration process.

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Topics: disc degeneration, degenerative disc, degenerative disc disease treatment, back exercises, degenerative disc disease, degenerative disease, degenerative, back stretches, back strengthening exercises

Healing Degenerative Discs Naturally

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

If you suffer with a degenerated disc then you know all the ways it can complicate your life. Not only can it be a very painful thing to deal with, but it will also bring more complications and limitations into your life. Many people make the mistake of turning to pain medications and surgery in order to treat their degenerative disc problem.

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Topics: degenerated discs, degenerated disc illinois, degenerative disc, degenerative bulging disc, healing degenerated discs naturally, degenerated disk disease

Do These 12 Things to Heal Degenerative Discs Naturally

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

When back specialists talk about degenerative disc disease, they’re really describing a combination of back problems that begin with disc damage--and go on to affect all parts of the back and spine. DDD specifically refers to degeneration of the intervertebral discs, which occurs as a natural part of the aging process. As you grow into your 30s and 40s, although it can occur earlier, you may notice back pain that’s growing more frequent and/or severe. 

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, degenerative disc disease treatment, degenerative disc disease, Natural Treatment, degenerative disc, Degenerative Discs

Is it Possible to Re-hydrate a Bulging, Herniated, or Degenerative Disc?

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:32 AM

     In a word: yes. It IS possible to rehydrate and rejuvenate damaged spinal discs--to relieve back pain for good. At the Illinois Back Institute, we’ve seen thousands of patients free themselves from years of back pain with our revolutionary natural back pain treatment called Functional Disc Rehydration™. (There is no medicine or surgery involved with this treatment)

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Topics: Functional Disc Rehydration, bulging disc, herniated disc, degenerative disc

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

Back Pain Tips: Hip Hinges

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

Some of the variables that you do during the day are going to add more pressure to your discs. Hip Hinge is the right way to bend, that will avoid loading pressure on the discs. Too much pressure on the disc can cause Disc Degeneration.

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Topics: Back Pain Tips, Back Pain, hip back pain, disc degeneration, Back Pain Tips, low back and hip pain, lower back stretches, hip hinges, hip or knee pain, degenerative disc, Stretches

Failed Degenerated, Bulging and Herniated Disc Surgery – Meghan

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 02:30 PM

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Topics: back surgery, bulging disc, degenerative bulging disc, bulging disc surgery success rate, failed back surgery, herniated disc surgery, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, degenerative disc, Back Pain Story

Degenerative Disc Disease Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 @ 02:36 PM

As we age the discs in our back can wear down and lead to back pain leading to Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Degenerative disc disease usually occurs in active and healthy people who are in their thirties or forties. Some people with deterioration have no pain and do not become of aware of the condition until they go in for a check up or other health problems occur. This can occur in any level of the spine, which leads to localized pain.

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Healing Bulging Disc, Degenerated Disc & Arthritis Problems – Wanda

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 01:53 PM

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Topics: healing bulging disc, degenerated disc illinois, bulging disc, degenerated disc, arthritis, what can be done for a bulging disc, fix bulging disc, bulging disc in back treatment, degenerative disc, Back Pain Story