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

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

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

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

Reversing the Aging Process

Getting older, suffering injuries, and the constant strain of gravity – they all lead to degenerative changes in your spine and your entire body. You may be surprised to learn that even conditions like disc herniations can be a regular part of the aging process. So how do you slow down father time and move Read More

Don’t Let a Disc Herniation Slow You Down!

Disc bulging (and herniations) are a natural part of the aging process. Yes, that’s right. As gravity pulls you down, you continue to age, and injuries catch up to you – your body starts to wear down, and degenerative processes begin. As a matter of fact, degeneration of the spine often begins before you are Read More

Can Chiropractic Care Correct My Neck Problem?

Have you ever had a nagging neck pain that slowed you down and kept you from doing the things you love? You’re not alone. Millions of people every year suffer from neck and arm pain caused by a disc herniation. Sometimes the pain is caused by an injury, other times people just seem to wake Read More