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After Failed Fusion Surgery She Lost Hope, But Our Treatment Saved Her!

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, May 18, 2017 @ 05:04 PM

When this patient came to see us, she had lost all hope of ever being pain free. She had been suffering with back, neck, and sciatica pain for over 28 years, which had gotten so bad that she decided to undergo surgery to try and fix the problems. Unfortunately the surgery failed and actually made her pain worse. At that point she didn't know what to do, and she even thought about ending her life to get away from the pain. Fortunately, she decided to come to the Illinois Back Institute instead!

It was obvious she was in a lot of pain. She said that before coming to us for help she had tried chiropractors, injections, taken hydrocodone, and had been taking up to 10 norcos a day for the pain. And of course she had the failed fusion surgery. On her first visit she said her pain level was a 10, the maximum score a person can have. Then we measured her level of disability on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and she scored a 50, which indicates that she was severely disabled and that the pain was having a negative affect on most aspects of her life. She desperately needed help.

We studied her MRI and found several issues. She was suffering from a Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc, Degenerated Discs, Stenosis, and Sciatica. The Illinois Back Institute specializes in treating all of those conditions and we began her therapy immediately. Her case was complicated and it took a lot of hard work, but after 52 treatments she was able to be discharged. Her back pain was nearly non-existant at a 1, and her ODI had dropped all the way down to a 4! After 3 and a half years we checked up with her again to see how she was feeling; her pain level was still a 1 and her ODI had dropped even further to a 2!

This patient's back pain was so bad that she was thinking about ending it all. But there is always hope! We saved her and we can save you too!


At the Illinois Back Institute we strive to educate people as much as possible about their back, neck, and sciatica pain, because it has been proven that the more people know about their pain the more likely they will be to get rid of it!

Our 9 Step Solution specializes in treating the causes of back pain and sciatica. Are you ready to put an end to your pain? Schedule a Free Consultation by calling us at 844-408-0462 or click here!



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