IBI's Weekly Newsletter Of Tips For Relieving Back Pain And Sciatica
The Illinois Back Institute strives to educate everyone as much as possible about their back, neck, and sciatica pain. That's why each week we send out some of our best tips and informational articles about back pain, because it's proven that the more you understand about your back pain, the more likely you are to eliminate it!
The Illinois Back Institute treats and eliminates back pain, by focusing on the cause of the pain. And we do it without any drugs, injections, or surgery! Some of the conditions that we treat include:
If you are suffering with back or neck pain, either from one of these conditions or something else, we can help! Your first step is to schedule a Free Consultation, where you will meet with a Patient Advocate who will answer your questions, review your case, and determine your correct course of treatment.
There is no obligation, and the consultation is completely free!
Did you know that Illinois Back Institute goes Live on our Facebook page several times each week? During these videos we discuss topics such as educational information about back pain and sciatica, some of our patient outcomes, questions that people might have, and more!
Our sciatica stretch for this week is the Neurodynamic Stretch! This stretch will work on your hamstring, calf muscle and your sciatic nerve. It is important to have mobility of your sciatic nerve and this stretch will help do that.
When a person experiences back pain of some sort, one of the most simple ways of treating it is to apply heat or ice to the injured area. It can be very effective, and it is very easy for anyone to do at home. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood therapies in back pain treatment, because many people do not know when it is best to use ice instead of a heating pad, and vice-versa.
Elyse was suffering from constant back pain and multiple back spasms. Some of the spasms were so severe they would cause her to drop to her knees. Her MRI showed she was suffering from arthritis throughout her whole spine, bulging discs, herniated discs, stenosis and a congenital deformity.
Most people have probably heard the term "spinal stenosis" before but have no idea what it is. They may only know that it involves the back and can be extremely painful. In fact, some people may even be suffering from spinal stenosis right now and not be aware of what it actually does or what causes it. However, it is important to know as much about it as possible so that you know how to treat it if you have it, or how to help prevent it from occurring if you don't.
The Illinois Back Institute has five clinics in the Chicagoland area to better serve you! You can find their addresses below. Click or tap on one of the Maps to see a full-size, interactive version of it: