Fay Eppolito is a 59 year old U.S. postal worker. Fay developed a herniated disc at work over 10 years ago. Fay came into the Illinois Back Institute with a very large herniated disc (4mm x 16 mm) in her low back at L5. She was having intense pain down her leg that made it very hard to walk around. On a scale of 1-10 her pain was at an 8 (bad). The top picture is an MRI taken the first day of her treatment.
She received thirty-three dynamic disc stabilization treatments in our clinic, over a period of 3 months. At the end of her care she no longer had pain in her low back or down her leg. She was also able to walk and work pain free.
Upon completion of her 33rd treatment she had a 2nd MRI. This MRI is pictured below. The 4mm x 16mm herniated disc at L5 was completely eliminated after her treatments. Also noted in the 2nd MRI was an 80% increase in the hydration of the nucleus of the L5 disc. True healing has taken place. Surgery was avoided.
Fay had a 3rd MRI taken exactly one year after the 1st MRI. We are happy to report that her disc still shows no indication of a herniated disc at L5. Fay’s condition had improved and to this day remains stable and healthy.