Anthony Isadore came into the Illinois Back Institute with severe sciatica pain. He reinjured his back while bending over and picking up some items. He felt a sharp pain in his waist and sciatic area that would not go away. Anthony first injured his back about 30 years ago when he was in the military. The doctor told him if he went ahead with surgery there was a 1,000 to 1 chance that he would never be able to walk again. Anthony said no way and the pain got better over time. But now he is older the pain is a lot worse then when he was 18 years old.
Anthony thought he would heal himself so instead of going to a doctor he decided to ice the pain every other half hour. After a while the pain got to him so he finally went to a doctor. He was given pain killers but he was taking too many and needed a perminant solution. His wife suggested going to a chiropractor. After his 5th visit the chiropractor was more concerned with the insurance than getting him better. He felt no difference and decided to stop going.
After seeing a commercial for the Illinois Back Institute Anthony set up an appointment. When he first came in his pain level was a 9 out of 10. He is now coming to the end of his therapy and has ZERO pain. He feels no pain in his sciatic nerve and is not worried about feeling it in the future.
“Well when I first came here I couldn’t walk no more than 5 feet and now I can do…I live in a condiminum complex…like 17 buildings. I can walk the complex around now,” said Anthony.
Anthony’s goal was to be able to play with his grandchildren and be able to walk around more. He is not even done with treatment and has already completed both of his goals. He has been enjoying his treatment and the staff has been nothing but concerned and helpful. Anthony would tell anyone suffereing with back pain “to pick up the phone and call the Illinois Back Institute.”
“My future right now I think it’s getting better because of the treatment I’ve been getting here and I’m very happy!”