IBI's Five Best Tips Of The Week
Every week, Illinois Back Institute sends out five of our best back pain tips, stretches, diet tips, case studies, and informational articles. This week includes a back pain tip that can be done while sitting at a desk, a case study about relieving a massive herniated disc, an important diet tip, and some valuable tips that everyone NEEDS to know about shoveling snow!
In last week's tip, we recommended standing up and moving around for a couple minutes if you have been sitting for too long. But for some people, that may not be possible. For instance, their job may prevent them from being able to leave their desk while they're working. So, we recommend taking what we call a micro break every hour or so.
To learn more about this Back Pain Relief Tip, click the headline or picture above!
Not all Herniated Discs are the same. They come in many different shapes and sizes, and this one qualified as massive. It was so big that it was pressing on the nerves of both the right side and the left side of the patient's lower back. At the Illinois Back Institute, we have seen some big Herniated Discs, and this one was definitely in the top 3.
To hear this patient's story, click the headline above or the picture to the left!
Diet Tip #9 in our series on foods that can help to relieve back pain is Olive Oil! It originated in the Mediterranean basin, where people have been using and eating the oil for thousands of years. Besides being used in cooking, today it is used in everything from soaps to cosmetics to pharmaceuticals, and even fuel for lamps. And all of that doesn't even take into account Olive Oil's healthy properties!
Why is Olive Oil good for you? Find out by clicking on the headline or picture above. We have also included some tasty recipes!
Winter is Coming.
The temperatures are falling and the first snowfall of the season is almost here. And while that means people can do a lot of fun things like sledding and building snowmen, it also means having to do things many people dread, like shoveling snow. If you have lived in a cold weather area then chances are you have had to shovel before, whether it be a driveway, sidewalk, or parking space, and you know what a pain it can be. Let's face it, shoveling snow is hard work; and if you are not careful it can be dangerous too!
Click on the headline or picture above to learn these valuable tips!
At the Illinois Back Institute, we want to educate as many people as possible about their back pain and sciatica, because it has been proven that the more that you understand your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. This is why we regularly hold Free Educational Seminars at each one of our clinics! Click the button to the right to see upcoming dates and to reserve a seat!