Active water and snow skier, James Gardner started suffering from back pain about one year ago. James had a trip scheduled to go snow skiing so he knew he had to do something about his back pain.
James went into his family practitioner where he was sent to get an MRI. James’ MRI showed 5 Bulging Discs in his lower back. The bulging disc tends to be the most common cause of back pain. (What Is A Bulging Disc?) The family practitioner suggested looking into having surgery. After doing the research he decided it was too invasive. He looked into other solutions like acupuncture. The acupuncture helped at first but the pain would always come back. James needed a permanent solution!
After watching an Illinois Back Institute commercial with his wife James called in and made an appointment. After only 15 visits his pain level increasingly dropped. The custom traction and back exercises that we provide at the Illinois Back Institute strengthened his back. James can now enjoy himself when he is snow and water skiing.
“It seems to me that if you go to surgery it’s very invasive and I have not heard real good things about it. I found out that this is less invasive and I’ve had a very positive outcome with the treatments that I’ve had here.”