http://www.illinoisbackpain.com/. Erin Blievernicht was working as a teacher and also a server on the side. One day she woke up with soreness in her right lower hip. Her orthopedic doctor sent her for an MRI, which showed that she was suffering from a herniated disc in the l5-s1 area. When she first came in her pain level was at an 8 out of 10 on bad days or at a constant 4 daily. Erin is now at the end of her treatment at Illinois Back Institute and has ZERO pain.