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Tracking Outcomes: Case Study #2 - 55 Year Old Male With Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Posted by Dr. Jeff Winternheimer D.C. on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 04:57 PM

Dr_Jeff_at_Harvard_Blurred1.jpgLast week I posted a blog about my trip to the Harvard Business School, where I met with 70 of the top minds in the Medical World to discuss how to better serve our patients through the publishing of patient outcomes. It is our belief that by publishing these outcomes, patients will be able to identify what is the best course of action to take to treat their conditions. We currently have over 3000 patient outcomes that we are going to publish online one by one, so that you, the patient, can better understand the outcomes for the conditions that we treat. In the future, these outcomes will be placed in a database to allow people so search for and read about their specific condition.

If you do not know how to read the following case study or need a refresher on it, read the instructions in Case Study #1 by clicking here.


Outcome Case Study #2

  • Back Pain and Leg Pain
  • 55 year old Male
  • Back Pain 7 months

Before seeing us, the patient:

  • Saw 4 different doctors for back pains
  • Had a MRI taken

Treatments the patient tried before seeing us included:

  • Physical therapy
  • 4 cortisone shots
  • Narcotics
  • NAISDs

Using a MRI, we diagnosed the patient with the following:

  • Anterior Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerated Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Bulging Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Stenosis

When the patient started our Therapy:

  • Back pain and Sciatica was a 7
  • ODI was 46

End of our Therapy:

  • 36 Treatments
  • Back Pain and Sciatica (Leg Pain) was 0
  • ODI was a 0

Before our treatment:

  • Surgical Candidate


At The Illinois Back Institute we are dedicated to educating people, because we know that the more that you understand about your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. We specialize in Functional Disc Rehydration - a multi-disciplinary approach to making the back healthier without surgery, injections or medications

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In this case study, one of the causes of the patient's back pain was a Herniated Disc. If you would like to know more about Herniated Discs, we have a Free Email Series that is all about them! To sign up for the Free Series, Click Here:

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