David Harris has been suffering with chronic lower back pain for almost 30 years. The pain started when he was a freshman in college after a fraternity prank went wrong. Ever since then he has had lower back pain that continued to worsen with age. As he got older not only did the pain worsen but also the frequency and duration of the pain worsened. David turned to pain medications, physical therapy, and traditional chiropractors but none of those stopped his chronic back pain.
David came into the Illinois Back Institute a little over a month ago and started treatment. His pain level when he started was around a 3 or 4 and now his pain level is a zero! Before treatment David was having trouble doing everyday activities like getting in and out of bed, getting out of his car, and bending down to tie his shoes. Now he can do all of his daily activities without any trouble. “I think I’m on a path to be able to do the things that I want to do without having to think about having a real bad episode and having to be laid up for a long time,” said David.
“I’ve done traditional therapy before, I’ve done chiropractic but I’ve never seen a more comprehensive program where you have all these different facets of therapy rolled into one program which I think has really benefitted me.”
David enjoyed the staff at Illinois Back Institute and found everyone to be very helpful. He has now been given the stretches, tips and exercises that he can bring home with him and continue to do after therapy. “I think it’s a very progressive approach to physical therapy without having to worry about surgery,” said David Harris.