Illinois Back Institute patient Judy Veich came into our clinic with severe back pain caused by 3 bulging discs, sciatica and stenosis. Not only did she have multiple back issues but also she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Judy went to a local hospital for treatment and did physical therapy for 8 weeks but neither did anything for her pain. A month after physical therapy Judy’s pain started to become severe so she decided to come into the Illinois Back Institute.
Judy had hurt her back a few different times in the past but she was a very active person always exercising and swimming which would keep the back pain at bay. In 1971 when Judy was in college she had her first MS attack causing her to lose the use of her right hand, vision and have terrible neuropathy. After her MS attack Judy came right out of it and back to normal. Over the years she has continued to suffer with MS attacks. About 2 years ago she had another large MS attack which caused her to spend almost 3 months on her back and her back has not been the same since.
Judy is a pharmacist and has seen many people addicted to pain medicines just because of back pain. “I think it’s sad when they could come to a program like this so I would recommend it.” Said Judy. Judy appreciates how the Illinois Back Institute doesn’t use and encourages patients to stay away from pain medicines. She has not taken any pain medicine for her back pain since she started treatment.
Judy came into the Illinois Back Institute with a pain level at an 8 or a 9 and after 3 months of treatment her pain level is 0. “I have no back pain! The doctor said I had a perfect physical just on Monday!” said Judy. Not only does she feel great but also Judy feels like the staff has prepared her for the future. Judy said this is the best thing she has ever done for her back pain and MS. She has gotten stronger, her balance has gotten better & it was a great experience for her. “This should be their 1st choice!” said Judy Veich