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Severe Spinal Stenosis - Mabel Owens Now Lives a Pain Free Life

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 @ 07:23 PM

Mabel Owens was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis in the 3rd, 4th and 5th vertebrae. Images showed mild bulges at the L1-L2 and L3-L4 discs as well as broad base bulging in the L2-L3 disc. Dislocation and minor bulging of the L5-S1 was also shown on Mabel’s MRI. Before coming to the Illinois Back Institute, Mabel had tried many different treatments. These treatments included physical therapies, chiropractors, and even steroids. The steroids caused Mabel’s left leg to become unusable for 3 hours. She knew she had to do something and the only other option she was given by many different back doctors, was surgery. Surgery was not an option for her.

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Mabel’s godson was watching television one day and saw information for the Illinois Back Institute. He forwarded the information along to Mabel and she gave the Illinois Back Institute a call. From there, she says, “The rest was history. I signed up and got started.” Mabel’s husband, Melvin Owens had minor aches in his back. He saw what his wife was doing at the Illinois Back Institute and thought, “Wow, I might just take that myself,” and began treatment at the Illinois Back Institute. His MRI actually showed that the L4-L5 disc had narrowing and degeneration and the L5-S1 had degeneration and a mild disc bulge stenosis. The MRI also showed degenerative disc and facet joint disease of the lower lumbar spine; this was most prominent at L4-L5. There was also moderate to severe narrowing of the central canal and bilateral foraminal narrowing.

After their last treatment at the Illinois back Institute, Mabel and Melvin are both feeling great! Mabel thought she would have to live with constant back pain for the rest of her life. The Illinois back Institute has helped change her life. Mabel has received the results she had been looking for and the Illinois Back Institute has reached above and beyond any of the other therapies she had tried in the past. She says she feels blessed that she can now live a pain free life.


For those of you who are hesitant to coming to the Illinois Back Institute, Mabel wants to give you encouragement to come to the clinic. She says, “I’ve been there, done that, the whole nine yards…You have everything to gain and nothing to lose.”


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