After suffering with back pain for the past 4 years Wanda decided to come into the Illinois Back Institute and give the therapy a try. Wanda’s MRI showed that she was suffering from numerous back issues. Her main source of pain was from a bulging disc, degenerated disc and a little bit of arthritis. Degenerative disc disease and arthritis are both common outcomes of the natural aging process. They also can be the source of back and neck pain. Arthritis of the spine usually goes with degenerative disc disease, and refers to the inflammation, pain, and swelling of joints in the spinal structure.
For the past four years Wanda had tried many different treatments to help with her back pain. She had been to six different chiropractors, three different medical doctors, acupuncture and was taking several medications. At first the pain got better and Wanda was able to live with the pain. Wanda was then told that she was too old for chiropractor treatment so she stopped going in. After six months the pain came right back but even worse. Every treatment that she tried was only temporary. Wanda needed a permanent fix.
Wanda refused to get back surgery. She figured she would have to live with the pain for the rest of her life and probably would end up in assistant care living. Then Wanda spoke to a doctor who could tell by the way she was just walking that she needed help with her back pain. She recommended Wanda to go into the Illinois Back Institute. Wanda came in; we went over her MRI and found the areas and conditions that were causing the pain. Wanda started treatment right away focusing on her bulging disc, degenerated disc and arthritis. She is feeling great and getting better everyday.
- “Like I said, last night was the first night I have slept all night in four years!!!!” Wanda