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Her Pain Was So Bad She Had To Go To The ER. Now She Is Pain Free!

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 04:29 PM

This patient had only been suffering with back pain and sciatica for 2 months when she came to us for help, but in that short amount of time her pain became severe. She had never had back pain before, but then suddenly one day it was there and rapidly got much worse. In fact, it got so bad for her that she ended up going to the Emergency Room for it!

She had seen a doctor in the ER, gone to a chiropractor, and had 3 cortizone injections to try and relieve her back pain. But her back problems were very severe and those treatments did not help much. Her pain level was a 10 on a scale of 0 to 10 and she was desperate for relief. Eventually she came to IBI for help.

We tested her level of disability on the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and she scored a 60, which means she was severely disabled and nearly crippled. This indicates that her back pain and sciatica were impacting all aspects of her life. We could see why when we looked at her MRI, because she was suffering with:

  • Anterolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Stenosis
  • Sciatica


Even though her back pain was only 2 months old, the problems that caused the pain had been there for years and were slowly getting worse until everything finally broke down. And that's when the pain started.

Our treatment is designed to treat the very causes of back pain and sciatica that she had. We began right away, and she slowly began improving. After 36 treatments, she was no longer in any pain, and her pain level and ODI were both zero!

We also followed up with her 3 and a half years later to see how she was doing, and she said she was still completely pain free!

Outcome Case Study #145

  • Low Back Pain
  • 57 year old Female
  • Back Pain for 2 months


Before seeing us, the patient:

  • Saw ER doctor and chiropractor for back pain
  • Had an MRI taken


Treatments the patient tried before seeing us included:

  • 3 Cortisone Injections


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

  • Anterolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc
  • Foraminal Narrowing
  • Bulging Disc
  • Bilateral Foraminal Narrowing
  • Hyperintensity


When the patient started our Therapy:

  • Back pain was a 10
  • ODI was 60


End of our Therapy:

  • 36 Treatments
  • No back pain
  • ODI was a 0


Before our Treatment:

  • Surgical Candidate


Follow up ODI was 3.5 years after completing therapy (February 15, 2013) (July 15, 2016):

  • Back pain was a 0
  • ODI was a 0


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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