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Being A Mother Doesn’t Have To Hurt!

About 50% of women experience low back pain, sciatica or pelvic pain during pregnancy and about 25-30% of them experience severe symptoms.  This pain can make it hard for women to walk, climb stairs, go to work or even care for older children. For years midwives and OB/Gyne doctors have told pregnant moms that back Read More

Are you tired of feeling stuck bent forward? Try these 3 DIY steps for relief.

When you get up out of a chair, do you feel stuck bent over?  If so, you probably have tight low back and hip flexor muscles.  Most Americans think that tight muscles are “normal” and that they just need to get used to it or pop some pills to make the discomfort go away.  The good Read More

It’s never too late to start becoming more active!

❇️ Only around 25% of people >65 meet the physical activity guidelines of 30 minutes activity/day. ❇️ New research shows it is possible to quickly regain the lost health benefits by starting exercise later in life or resuming it if it’s fallen off ❇️ “becoming physically active between 40 and 60 years old led to similar reductions in Read More

Why I Don’t Hand Out Ice Packs…

For years I handed out an ice pack to new patients as a welcome gift.  It made sense…usually people were in pain on their first visit and everyone knows you are supposed to ice an acute injury, right? In the last six months, I stopped handing out the ice packs.  It’s not because they were Read More

10 Things NOT To Do If You Have Lower Limb Tendon Pain

For years, people have thought that you just have to “live” with tendon pain or tendinitis.  Worse yet, they endured multiple injections or even surgery with little relief — robbing them from the ability to work or do the activities they love. In recent years there has been a significant advancement in how we understand Read More

Moving Your Body is Non Optional!

If you do not use it, you will lose it.  This principle applies to almost every system within the human body, but especially for your muscles, bones and joints. If you are not “loading” your muscles, joints and bones on a daily basis (i.e. moving, lifting, pulling, pressing heavy stuff), your body will conserve energy Read More

Chiropractors Need To Get Adjusted Too!

Every two-three weeks, Dr. Ducat makes sure she gets adjusted by one of her colleagues to keep her body moving well and functioning better.  In this week’s video, you get to watch her getting adjusted by Dr. Barry Williamson, a chiropractor who practices in Wheaton, from head to toe! Researchers in Scandinavia studied patients with Read More

Try 3 At-Home Exercises for Neck Pain Prevention

Regular exercise is second only to regular chiropractic and massage therapy in it’s effectiveness in preventing neck pain.  Try out these three at-home exercises designed to improve your posture, strengthen your core and shoulders to reduce pressure on your neck. To maintain your health, both for your heart and spine, experts agree that adults should be Read More

Chiropractic Adjustment for Neck Pain

Chiropractic adjustments to the neck, upper back and shoulders is one of the most effective treatment options for both acute and chronic neck pain.  Surprising to many, research shows that it can provide MORE pain relief than taking either over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen or even prescription muscle relaxers! The best thing about Read More