There are a few things that you need to be aware of as you go through the healing process at the Illinois Back Institute.
- You may experience a slight discomfort after the treatment. This is normal. Our goal is to reactivate the spine and allow for the muscles to balance. To achieve this we will be changing the stress on the spinal joints, this process is like wearing braces on your teeth, and at times it doesn’t always feel good. When this happens there are 2 things you need to do.
- You need to know that following our icing instructions usually reduces the discomfort. Ice is important in some cases for the healing process. Back Pain Treatment Options - Ice vs. Heat
- It is very important that you tell us how you are feeling, because there are things that we will do to help ease the pain. Also we need to know because we will alter your care to attempt to prevent the pain from coming back. This is not uncommon and usually doesn’t happen more than once. What you need to know is that it does happen and not to be afraid.
The second factor to helping your body heal is the use of vitamins. The discs of the spine require very specific nutrients to maintain their health. We have created a vitamin that is specifically for the discs. It should be taken in 2 phases. Know that the use of the vitamins will help the body heal faster.
As you go through the process of healing the disc and rehydrating the nucleus of the disc it is very important that you drink more water than normal. Back Pain Tip - Drink Water