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 Stretch! The piriformis is located in the buttocks region. 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.
Most people stand at their sinks several times a day for some reason, whether it be to brush or floss your teeth, wash dishes, prepare meals, or maybe something else. Because this is such a common practice, it should not come as a surprise that it is a major cause of back pain! Two of the complaints we hear the most from people suffering with back pain are: "Whenever I brush my teeth, my back always starts hurting!" and "Just washing dishes for 10 minutes makes my back pain feel excruciating!" This is because when many people do these simple everyday tasks, they are doing them wrong!
As a truck driver, Jeff is always on the move, not only driving but also getting on and off trailers throughout the day. His back became sore over time, and he tried various other treatments for the pain but they weren't helping. Jeff discovered he was suffering from a bulging disc which was pinching his sciatic nerve and making it hard to walk much due to the pain. Jeff found out about the Illinois Back Institute and came to us for help.
Standing on your feet for long periods of time while cooking can be a real pain in the back. These tips will help you to position both your cooking environment and your spine in ways that will help you cook pain free!
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: