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His Crippling Back Pain And Sciatica Were Eliminated Without Drugs Or Surgery

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 @ 04:52 PM

This case study involves a 48 year old man who came into IBI for help with his severe back pain and sciatica. He had only been in pain for 5 months but it had already gotten so bad that he was in near constant pain and it was affecting nearly all parts of his life.

When the pain started he had gotten a MRI and did physical therapy, as well as getting 3 cortisone injections in his back. But the pain was still there and was only getting worse. He eventually saw an orthopedic surgeon who recommended him for surgery, but that was something he very much wanted to avoid. So he decided to come to see us instead.

On his first visit he described his pain level as a 10 on a scale of zero to ten, so we know that the pain was unbearable for him. Then we tested him on the Oswestry Disability Index to determine how disabled he was. On a scale of 0 to 100, he scored a 72. That is extremely high and considered a crippling disability, meaning his pain is so severe that it is most likely preventing him from doing many simple every day tasks. If his ODI score got any higher it would mean he might not even be able to get out of bed because the pain was so extreme.

From his MRI it was determined he was suffering from a Herniated Disc, Bulging Disc, and Stenosis, which were all causing his sciatica. We started treatment immediately and he soon started feeling better. By the time he was discharged after 40 treatments, his Back Pain and Sciatica were down to a 1, and his ODI had dropped all the way down to a 2!

This patient was in a severe amount of pain but we were able to relieve the pain and save him from surgery! We can for you too!


Outcome Case Study #169

  • Low Back Pain
  • 48 year old Male
  • Back Pain for 5 months

Before seeing us, the patient:

  • Saw his primary doctor and an orthopedic for back pain
  • Had an MRI taken

Treatments the patient tried before seeing us included:

  • Physical Therapy
  • 3 Cortisone Injections

Using a MRI, we diagnosed the patient with the following:

  • Bulging Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral Recess
  • Bilateral Neuroforaminal Stenosis

When the patient started our Therapy:

  • Back pain was a 10
  • ODI was 72

End of our Therapy:

  • 40 Treatments
  • Back pain was a 1
  • ODI was a 2

Before our treatment:

  • Surgical Candidate



At the Illinois Back Institute we strive to educate people as much as possible about their back, neck, and sciatica pain, because it has been proven that the more people know about their pain the more likely they will be to get rid of it!

Our 9 Step Solution specializes in treating the causes of back pain and sciatica. Are you ready to put an end to your pain? Schedule a Free Consultation by calling us at 844-408-0462 or click here!


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