A 41 year old female presented to our clinic suffering with severe back pain and sciatica. She had been experiencing pain for 5 and a half years and her pains were getting worse. When she started treatment her pain in her back an in her leg was a 9 on a scale of one to ten. (10 being the worst)
Fay Eppolito is a 59 year old U.S. postal worker. Fay developed a herniated disc at work over 10 years ago. Fay came into theIllinois Back Institute with a very large herniated disc (4mm x 16 mm) in her low back at L5. She was having intense pain down her leg that made it very hard to walk around. On a scale of 1-10 her pain was at an 8 (bad). The top picture is an MRI taken the first day of her treatment.
There are many different factors that can put you at risk of a herniated disc. Herniated disc are very common and are occur more often in people ages 35 to 55 years old. Each year, thousands of people suffering from back pain caused by herniated discs and they aren’t sure why this happened to them.
Illinois Back Institute patient and employee, Aaron Berry, injured his back while playing basketball with his friends. Before his injury he never suffered from any type of back pain. The next day morning after Aaron injured his back he could barely move! He ended up spending days in his bed unable to walk or even stand up straight.
Aaron came into the Illinois Back Institute and we immediately sent him for an MRI. His MRI showed massive herniated disc in his l4 l5. A herniated disc is one of the most common causes of back discomfort in adults, yet it remains one of the least understood sources of chronic pain. Sometimes, using your back muscles to lift large, heavy objects can lead to a herniated disc, as can twisting and turning while lifting. A traumatic event such as a fall or a blow to the back can cause a herniated disc; in Aaron’s case basketball was that event.
“Now I know I have a future and I feel like I can continue on and live my life the way I wanted to!”
“Surgery is not an option that you want to take. This place cured me and I was worse off then most people. It can help you too.”
Aaron has been out of treatment for almost a year and is now pain free & feeling great! Aaron continues to work at our Wheaton clinic showing patients they can too get better through our treatment.