Josh Mackenzie has been dealing with chronic back pain at the very young age of 19 years old. His back pain started when he was 9 years old. Like every young boy Josh loved playing sports like wrestling and football but every time he played the pain was intensifying. Every summer he would try different chiropractors and physical therapists to help control the pain. Sometimes the pain would be leave after these treatments but it always ended up coming back after 6 months to a year. Doctors told Josh he had scoliosis and degenerated disc disease.
At the Illinois Back Institute we were able to find the real problem and correct it! Josh’s MRI showed he had disc bulging from L2-L3, L3-L4 and L4-L5. Josh began his treatment on May 21, 2012 with lower back pain level of 3-4. After only 42 visits he completed his treatment with a pain level of 0! Josh is finally able to go out and play sports with his friends and he is hoping to get in some golf games before the summer is over.