Around 25 years ago William Staiger was rear ended by a car that was going over 50 miles per hour. Since that accident William has been suffering from chronic back pain. William’s MRI showed he had herniated discs at his l3, l4 and l5 and that was causing his lower back pain. Over the years the pain would come and go and William just learned to live with the pain.
William went into a chiropractor hoping it would help with his back pain. The chiropractor was making him bend and twist, which actually ended up worsening his back pain. After hearing about the Illinois Back Institute he decided to give it a try. “Coming here was very different because it actually made the pain go away over time,” said William about his treatment at Illinois Back Institute.
When he first started treatment his pain level was at an 8 or 9. William just completed his last day of treatment and now is suffering with ZERO back pain! His pain level has been at a zero for the past 2½ weeks! William’s goal was to be pain free and learn how to strengthen his core so he can remain pain free. He has completed both of his goals and is on his way to becoming stronger.
William has really enjoyed working with the staff at Illinois Back Institute. They have given him the instructions and exercises to continue on his own. They encouraged him to get better and stronger throughout the whole process. “The staff has been really terrific. I’m going to miss them, actually. Hope I never see them all again but I’ll miss them,” said William.
William believes now that he finished treatment and learned about back pain he will be able to manage his back pain, if he has any, in the future. He now knows what to avoid so he doesn’t find himself in the same situation. “Make this your first stop instead of talking to surgeons or anything like that,” said William Staiger.