On WCIU’s; You and Me This Morning Dr. Jeff bring Illinois Back Institute patient Carmelita Hubbard in to tell her back pain story. Carmelita Hubbard had been dealing with her chronic back pain for over 30 years. She went ahead with back surgery, which made her condition worse than before. Her back pain was so severe that she had been contemplating suicide on several different occasions. All she wanted was peace and no more pain. She had tried many different chiropractors, physical therapists, took pain medications such as Norco and even pain patches. “I tried anything that I thought would make me feel better,” she says.