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

Do you have Neck or Back Pain when working at the computer?

Without a doubt, the #1 position that causes neck and back pain for my patients is sitting at the computer for work.  Despite years of ergonomic education, fancy chairs and mouse pad cushions, it’s still a problem out there.  Part of the reason is that sitting still, in even the best of postures, for over Read More

Is cell phone use causing your neck, back or headache pain?

Neck, back or headache pain?  Do you use your cell phone a lot? We have answers for you! Step 1: Keeping your spine in a neutral position, without your head being forward and looking down, is important for keeping your spine healthy. Pay attention to your posture and raise your phone up to eye level to reduce slouching. Step Read More

My back pain and sciatica is so much worse after sitting on the couch. What is happening?

Research has discovered that the majority of low back pain and sciatica is due to irritation of the discs between the vertebrae of the lumbar spine (low back). Even if you do not have disc bulges or herniations, there can be referred pain in your back or legs coming from irritation of the center of Read More

My neck hurts. What pillow should I use and how should I sleep? – Chiropractor Bloomingdale IL

Many people with neck pain complain that their neck hurts at night, they can’t find a comfortable pillow or that they wake up with stiffness along the neck and shoulders.  You should be spending at least 8 hrs a day resting your head on a pillow.  It only makes sense that you should put your neck Read More

How to get to the floor when you have back pain – Bloomingdale, IL Chiropractor

You have back pain.  What do you do if you drop your sock on the floor?  All of your back pain exercises require you to get on the floor too.  How in the world are you supposed to get there if you’re  in incredible pain or even have sciatica? Most back pain is made worse Read More

Garden Related Back Woes

About this time every year, there’s an increase in chiropractor visits for low back pain after working in the yard or garden.  Although I’m quite happy to relieve my patient’s pain, I thought I would share some tips that reduce the pressure on your back in the garden this summer. 1.  You have hips and knees for Read More

Give me some relief.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Tight neck muscles is probably one of the most common symptoms Americans complain of on a daily basis.  We blame stress, the computer, cell phones and our significant others for our neck tension, but most likely the cause is in your posture. A simple exercise called Brugger’s Relief Read More