WCIU’s You and Me This Morning joins Dr. Jeff at our Wheaton clinic to discuss what patients can expect when coming in for their first appointment. The Illinois Back Institute is a team of medical professionals including chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical doctors that all work together as a team to alleviate chronic back problems; herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerated discs, stenosis, sciatica and neck pain.
Our goal is to relieving the pressure off the disc by allowing nutrients to flow back into the disc through Functional Disc Rehydration. Typically, when you have chronic back pain the disc breaks down and as the disc break down that’s how the pain develops and becomes “chronic”. While taking the pressure of the disc we have the supporting muscles are strengthened and reactivated to help the spine become stable once again, while eliminating tissue stress.
Illinois Back Institute patient George Turchloe came back from a trip overseas with terrible back pain. He could barely get in and out of the car. He was having trouble at work and climbing the stairs there was just debilitating.
All of our therapies are designed to identify where the load is and what’s necessary to take the load off. We have our patients do exercises while in traction in 3 different positions, seated, standing and laying down. We have the ability to take the pressure off the discs in those positions. You will meet with a physical therapist and they will give you exercises to stabilize your spine so that the problem doesn’t come back in the future. Phase 1 is to take the pressure off the disc. Phase 2 is to stabilize and strengthen the back.
George is almost pain free and is feeling great! His wife this morning said to him that she was looking to post online about how pleased and happy she is to finally have her husband back thanks to the Illinois Back Institute.