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The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C.

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Making Better Decisions Regarding How To Treat Your Back Pain and Sciatica; Lessons Learned From Harvard

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 @ 04:52 PM

Recently I made a trip to the Harvard Business School, where I joined a group made up of 70 of the top minds in the Medical World to attend a series of lectures and meetings about the state of health care in America. The professor leading the group was Michael E. Porter, Ph.D., Bishop William Lawrence University Professor with Harvard Business School (HBS); he co-authored a book about value-based health care in 2006.

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Sciatica Part 2: What Causes Sciatica? The Five Most Common Causes (Continued)

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 27, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

This is Part Two of an ongoing series on the causes and treatments for Sciatica. This part will continue the discussion on the causes of Sciatica. If you missed Part One, Click Here!

Before we begin, let's do a quick recap of Part One. In that first part we talked about:

  • Some basic facts and anatomy of the spine, and how it relates to Sciatica
  • The most common cause of Sciatica is the Herniated Disc
  • The number two cause is the "cousin" of the Herniated Disc, the Bulging Disc


Now, let's continue our discussion on the causes of Sciatica.

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Sciatica Part 6: The 7 Most Common Sciatica Treatments, And What You Need To Know About Them

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

This is Part Six in our ongoing series about Sciatica. If you missed Part Five, click here!

Now that we have discussed the how and why of Sciatica, we need to discuss how to treat it. When someone suffering with Sciatic pain goes to see their family physician, the doctor will usually prescribe some sort of treatment or medication, or combination of the two. These most commonly fall into one of these categories:

  • Traditional physical therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Over-The-Counter medications
  • Prescription drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Spinal injections
  • Surgery
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5 years of sciatica- A treatment Case Study #101 - B

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

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)

 

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Topics: herniated bulging disc, sciatica relief treatment, ruptured disc treatment options, sciatica solutions, herniated disc in back symptoms, herniated disc natural treatment, herniated disc l5 s1 treatment

Back Pain Diet Tip #6 - Green Tea (with recipes)

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Apr 21, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

Diet Tip #6 on our list of foods that are good for your back health is Green Tea. Green Tea is filled with all kinds of compounds and nutrients that are not only beneficial for your back, but also for many other parts of your body as well! Some people have even called it the healthiest drink on the planet.

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Case Study #119 - 18 Year Old Man Gets His Life Back After Two Years of Back Pain and Sciatica

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 20, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

This case study involves a 18 year old male who came into our clinic with severe back pain. It had begun 2 years prior, when he hurt his back while playing sports. The back pain was intense and nearly non-stop, and soon began traveling down his leg as well (Sciatica). He had been to many doctors but nothing they tried had done any good. He knew the pain and Sciatica were only going to get worse as time passed and he was desperate to find some relief. Fortunately for him, a friend told him about the Illinois Back Institute.

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Sciatica Part 5: What is Sciatica? The 8 Most Common Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 @ 04:07 PM

This is Part Five of an ongoing series about Sciatica. If you missed Part Four, click here!

The Symptoms of Sciatica

For many people with Sciatica, the pain can be Severe. Sometimes, it can even be so debilitating that it can be enough to keep you from truly living life. It changes your life to the point that there is no longer any joy to it! For an example, read Carmelita's story, it is powerful. We were able to treat her back problems and bring the joy back to her life.

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Former Chicago Bear Champion and Hall of Famer Dan Hampton Explains How to Eliminate Your Back Pain In This Video

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

In this half hour show, former Chicago Bear, '85 Champion, and NFL Hall of Fame member Dan Hampton will explain, along with the team at the Illinois Back Institute, how to eliminate your back pain. You will learn the science behind the techniques used at our clinics, tips on things you can do at home to help eliminate your pain, and we will also talk about foods that are good for your back.

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Back Pain Diet Tip #5 - Turmeric

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Apr 14, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Tip #5 on our list of foods that can help with your back pain is a spice known as Turmeric. Most people know it as the main spice in the Indian food Curry; in fact Turmeric is what gives Curry its yellow color. The Indian people have been using it for thousands of years, not just as a spice but as a medicinal herb as well. Turmeric has many beneficial properties that can help not only with your back pain but other health problems as well. Some of these properties are:

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Case Study #140 - After More Than 10 Years of Back Pain and Sciatica, 64 Year Old Man Is Pain Free After Our Treatment

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 03:43 PM

A 64 year old male presented to our clinic with back, leg and foot pain (sciatica). He had been experiencing the pain for over 10 years. When it first started, the pain was just in his back and he felt it was not a big deal, just one of those things you "deal with". He is 5'8" tall, 150 pounds, with a Body Mass Index of 22.8, so he thought the pain would take care of itself. But as the years went on without proper treatment, the pain got worse and worse and started slowly moving down his legs until it reached into his feet. Now the pain was nearly unbearable and was affecting his day to day life.

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