Jessie Nieves came into the Illinois Back Institute after he pulled out his back. Jessie was putting his shoes on standing up and when he went to put on his left shoe he felt a sharp pain in his back and had been suffering with pain ever since. Jessie came right to Illinois Back Institute for an MRI. His MRI showed he was suffering from degenerated disc and lower back pain.
Jessie’s pain level when he first started treatment was an 8 out of 10. He is towards the end of treatment and now his pain level is at a 1 or 2 depending on the day. Once he finishes up his treatments his goal is to get back to working out and lifting weights. “It’s something that I look forward to and something that I feel confident that I can do,” said Jessie about completing his goal.
“I’m glad that I came. I’ve learned more about my body that I ever have before,” said Jessie. He is learning so that he won’t have to worry about having back pain in the future. Jessie goes on to say that he believes that not only is he being heeled but also he is learning throughout the whole process. He really enjoys the staff and that they go out of the way to teach him. “The environment is so comfortable. I feel like when I come here I’m with friends.”
Jessie has recommended his coworker who has gone through failed back surgery to start treatment at Illinois Back Institute before going through surgery again. He always uses his personal testimonial as an example to all of his family and friends who are suffering with back pain.