We spoke with our new patient Lisa after she finished her third week of treatments to see how she was feeling and how she thought the treatments were working:
Lisa stated that overall she is definitely feeling better compared to before she first came to the Illinois Back Institute. She admitted that she did make a mistake, which some patients do when they first begin treatments, by pushing herself too hard and too fast. Because many people feel much improved after even one or two treatments, they feel like they can immediately go back to doing the things they did before their back problems started. This can sometimes cause a flare-up of back pain because the back is not yet strong enough to handle the activity. It is important to realize that our treatments are a process, and even though the pain may have lessened, the back also needs to be strengthened so that the pain doesn't return.
Lisa is on her way to getting her life back. If you are suffering from back pain or sciatica and would like to get your life back too, we can help!