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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

What’s Causing My Neck Pain? Bloomingdale Chiropractor

Neck pain can be caused by problems with your muscles, joints, discs and/or nerves.  Many patients arrive at my office frustrated with their primary care doctor, other chiropractor or orthopedist because they couldn’t tell them what was actually causing their pain.  It gets labeled “tight muscles,” “mechanical neck pain” or “pinched nerve.” Non-specific diagnoses produces Read More

Is Your Neck Healthy? Find Out With This At-Home Test!

One of the easiest tests you can do to see how your neck is doing is to evaluate your flexibility. Healthy necks (or cervical spine as us doctors say!) should have full and pain-free range of motion in all directions. In this week’s video, I will show you what normal flexibility looks like so you Read More

Moving Well = Functioning Better

After you meet your goals in active care (i.e.  you feel awesome and move great!)  it’s now time to maintain the progress you worked so hard to get.   I will give you a home exercise plan to keep up with and it’s important to exercise and move often.  Keeping your diet clean and eating lots of healthy Read More

Shoveling Snow Shouldn’t Be A Pain In The Back!

Shoveling snow is not inherently dangerous.  It’s not the activity that breaks down your body — its the activity you were not prepared for that causes injury! The #1 thing you can do to prevent back, shoulder and neck injuries when clearing snow is to train your body to bend, lift, push and carry heavy Read More

3 At-Home Exercises for Shoulder Injury Prevention

Rest = Rust Research is showing us that the #1 way to keep your joints healthy is to move them through a full range of motion on a regular basis.  Movement is key to reducing muscle atrophy, maintaining flexibility and even helps keep the cartilage in your joints hydrated and healthy! Most of our daily activities require Read More