This Week's Very Best Back Pain Relief Tips From The Illinois Back Institute
The Illinois Back Institute is dedicated to educating people, because we know that the more you understand about your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it! For this reason, each week we send out some of our best back pain articles, stretches, diet tips, case studies, testimonials, and more!
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This week's Sciatica Stretch 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.
There are many reasons why someone may have back pain. However, one of the most common reasons is also one of the most well known: poor posture. Most people have been told since they were children how important posture is, and were probably reminded often to sit or stand up straight, stop slouching, or be careful how you bend. That last part is crucial, and this week's tip is going to focus on that with something we call The Hip Hinge.
Playing 191 consecutive games of professional football is a challenge on the body. Steve McMichael knows this all to well. The beatings his body took while playing all those years left him with severe back and neck pain caused by herniated discs. Now he was done playing football, but the pain was still there and kept getting worse!
This is Part One in a ten part series on Sciatica. In this series, we are going to talk about what causes Sciatica, what Sciatica is exactly, what the most common symptoms are, things you can do at home to treat Sciatica, how we treat Sciatica, and we will discuss some scientific studies about our treatment.
It's always important for any type of back pain to understand the source of the pain. But it is even more important to understand for Sciatica, because the source of the pain is not always in the same area.
At the Illinois Back Institute, we want to educate as many people as possible about their back pain and sciatica, because it has been proven that the more that you understand your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. This is why we regularly hold Free Educational Seminars at our clinics! At these seminars, you can learn all about your back, neck, and sciatica pain and how to eliminate it! Our next seminar is next week at our Wheaton clinic You can click below to reserve your seat:
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