The Week's Best Back Pain And Sciatica Relief Tips From The Illinois Back Institute
Each week the Illinois Back Institute sends 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:
▪︎ Herniated Discs
▪︎ Bulging Discs
▪︎ Degenerated Discs
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 Calf Stretch! The Sciatic Nerve is the largest nerve in the human body and is about as wide as a thumb. It travels from the lower spine down through the legs and all the way down to the foot. Because of that, Sciatica pain can cause numbness or even soreness in the calf. The Calf Stretch can help relieve the pain present in the calf due to Sciatica.
We suggested previously that people who have been sitting for too long should stand up and move around for a couple minutes. But that may not be possible for some people, such as people whose job may prevent them from being able to leave their desk. So, we recommend taking what is called a micro break every hour or so.
Sharon found out she had a bulging disc that was causing sciatica down her leg. The pain started fifteen years ago while lifting and moving things at work. Sharon ended up trying physical therapy, chiropractor, and painkillers to find relief, but nothing was working for her and eventually her doctor recommended she have surgery. Sharon decided to try the Illinois Back Institute first before she went under the knife.
This week's Diet Tip of foods that are good for your back health is Berries! In one of our previous tips we discussed why cherries are a great food for your back; and while cherries and berries are not related (cherries are related to plums, peaches, and almonds), berries are also a great food because they contain some of the same substances that cherries do which can help to improve your back health.
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: