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Degenerated Discs and Herniated Discs in Lower Back – Mark Meyers

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Apr 23, 2013 @ 04:14 PM

Mark Meyers came into the Illinois Back Institute suffering from lower back pain. About 7-8 years about Mark lower back pain started. He started to treat it with chiropractic care but the pain continued. Mark went into an orthopedic surgeon who took an MRI that showed he was suffering from 2 degenerated discs and 3 herniated discs in his lower back.


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Mark was told there was nothing really else he could do and he would have to just deal with the pain. Mark didn’t want to accept that answer so he continued to find other alternatives than surgery to help with his lower back pain. Mark’s mother actually had lower back issues and went through with a fusion in 4 levels and had a bad outcome. Being a very active guy Mark didn’t want to risk the pain worsening.  “I was constantly seeking out new ways to treat my pain but when I heard about the Illinois Back Institute I figured I would come in and check it out and see what they can do and it has proven to be fantastic!” said Mark


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Mark came in with a pain level of 6 or 7 out of 10 and slowly every week it has gone down. About 2 months into the treatment he was pain free! Mark said “Right now I’ve been pain free for about 3 weeks so I feel that soon I will be getting back into the gym on my normal workout routine.”  Mark made 2 different goals to accomplish after therapy one being working out again and running without pain.  His other goal was to make it through a night sleeping without waking up 2-3 times throughout the night in pain. For the past 5 years Mark hasn’t been able to get a full night of sleep due to his back pain. “About 2 months after being treated here I finally can sleep through the night without pain so I have reached that goal!” said Mark

Mark not only found relief for his back but he enjoyed going into therapy and working with the Illinois Back Institute staff.  Mark said “The physical therapist here are fantastic. They have a great attitude about their profession and life in general. It’s great coming here. I look forward to it.” Mark is now a week away from finishing his last day of treatment and is completely pain free! “It has helped me! I’m at a zero pain level and if somebody tells you that you have to live with pain, lower back pain, or any back pain look for other avenues. Come here to the Illinois Back Institute! It does work!” Mark Meyers


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