This Week's Greatest Back Pain Relief Tips From The Illinois Back Institute
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 Foam Roll Massage! One of the symptoms caused by sciatica includes buttock pain, and we target that area using the foam roll along with this stretch. The foam roll can be one of the greatest tools to utilize when suffering with back and sciatica pain. This stretch is going to increase the extensibility of your tissue and promote more blood flow to the target area, which will in turn promote more healing. It is also good for your balance.
We live in a culture of sitting. We sit at our desks at work. We sit while travelling by car, or bus, or plane. We sit at the dinner table. We even sit while relaxing such as when watching TV or reading a book. In fact, some may even say that sitting has become a requirement in our lives. And all of that sitting can be hurting your back!
Shirley was an active person, both in the classroom as a teacher, and outdoors with her family. But all of that ended after she started having back pain. Unfortunately, none of the traditional treatments that she tried to relieve her pain worked. Eventually the pain got so bad that she had to retire from teaching, and whenever she would go places with her family she felt like she was in the way. She hated that feeling, and knew she needed to do something. So she came to the Illinois Back Institute.
In Part One we discussed just what a Herniated Disc is exactly. For a quick refresher: a Herniated Disc occurs when the outside of the disc ruptures, and the jelly-like substance inside the disc, called the nucleus, leaks out. We also reviewed some basic anatomy involving the spine so that you could better know just how a disc works as a shock absorber for the vertebrae. Now that you know what a Herniated Disc actually is, it is time to learn what causes them!
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: