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Your Five Best Tips Of The Week For Relieving Back Pain #6

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Wed, Jan 06, 2016 @ 05:02 PM

Your Five Best Tips Of The Week For Relieving Back Pain

Every week, Illinois Back Institute sends out five of our best back pain tips, stretches, diet tips, case studies, and informational articles. This week includes a tip about when it is best to use ice or heat for back pain, a stretch that can help with Sciatica pain, a case study about a woman who was suffering with extreme sciatica that we were able to eliminate, a tip about how your head posture could be causing back and neck pain, and some invaluable resources!

Back Pain Relief Tip #1 (Video): Using Ice Or Heat for Back Pain

When a person experiences back pain of some sort, one of the most simple ways of treating it is to apply heat or ice to the injured area. It can be very effective, and it is very easy for anyone to do at home. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood therapies in back pain treatment, because many people do not know when it is best to use ice instead of a heating pad, and vice versa.

To learn more about this Back Pain Relief Tip, click the headline or picture above!

sciatica_stretch9cSciatica Stretches Tip #9 - Hip Flexor Stretch

The hip flexor is made up of two muscles called the illiacus and psoas muscles, and these two collectively are called the iliopsoas muscle. These muscles are attached to the lumbar spine and pelvis. Prolonged sitting increases the tightness in the hip flexor muscles, and if those muscles are tight it will alter body mechanics and posture which can affect your sciatica pain. Therefore, increased flexibility of the iliopsoas muscle is extremely important in order to decrease the severity of sciatica and lower back pain symptoms.

You can learn how to perform this stretch by clicking on the headline above or the picture to the left!


Case Study #116 -Non-Surgical Treatment Relieves Years of Sciatic and Back Pain

A 35 year old female had been suffering with severe back pain for the past two years, and came into our clinic for help. She had been to doctors but no matter what they did, the pain just kept getting worse. She was at the end of her rope and did not know where else to turn. She just wanted the pain to stop.

Learn how we were able to eliminate her pain by clicking on the headline or picture above!

neck_posture1.jpgWhat You Need To Know About How Your Head Posture Might Be Causing You Neck and Back Pain!

If you have ever experienced ongoing pain in the neck or back, you know just how much this type of discomfort can undermine your day. A lot of the time, this pain is being caused by poor head posture putting added pressure on the spine. Correcting your forward head posture can help to relieve this pain.

Click on the headline above or picture to the right to learn more!

lower-back-pain-2.jpg6 Resources You Must Know

At the Illinois Back Institute, it is our belief that the more you understand your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. For that reason we have created these 6 Free Resources, which are invaluable to people suffering with Back Pain and Sciatica. We have spent over 20 years researching and learning about what it takes to get rid of your Back Pain and Sciatica, and by utilizing these resources you can too! 

To receive these Free Resources, click on the headline above or the picture to the right!

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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 each one of our clinics! Click the button to the right to see upcoming dates and to reserve a seat!