Illinois Back Institute's Ultimate Back Pain And Sciatica Relief Tips Newsletter
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 Piriformis Stretch. The piriformis muscle runs close to the sciatic nerve so it can irritate the nerve and cause sciatic pain. When the piriformis muscle becomes tight and/or inflamed it can irritate the sciatic nerve. This can lead to a tingling and numbness that runs from the lower back all the way down the leg and even into your foot. It is very important to stretch the piriformis muscle if you are suffering from sciatica.
Previously we have discussed that one of the main ways that people hurt their backs is while lifting things, and one of the most common ways is due to the fact that people are not patient when lifting. They try to lift something heavy immediately after being in a relaxed state, and end up hurting themselves. This tip is about another common way of causing back pain while lifting, and that is because people are not doing it correctly!
In 1984 Raymond Smith injured his back on the job. Raymond started going to numerous doctors to find a solution to his back pain, and he was prescribed pain medicine and given cortisone shots. Raymond’s MRI showed he was suffering from a herniated disc and degenerated disc disease, and his doctors recommended that he go ahead with back surgery. He wanted to avoid that, so when he saw a commercial for Illinois Back Institute he decided to give us a try.
Anyone who is suffering with a Herniated Disc knows just how terrible and painful they can be. When a disc herniates, it can press against nerves in the spinal canal. This can lead to a few different nerve related symptoms, including muscle weakness, numbness, and of course severe pain. Most people will do just about anything to relieve that pain; this can mean something simple such as taking pain pills like ibuprofen, or often times by doing exercises to increase mobility and flexibility in the back. But, are the exercises you do the correct ones?
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: