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

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

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

Upper Back and Shoulder Pain? Try this at home test and stretch!

Did you know that in any given month, 1 out of 4 adults suffers from neck, upper back or shoulder pain?  I’m guessing these statistics are going to be going up in the next few years as we collectively spend more time at the computer, doing tasks with our arms in front of our bodies 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

Are Slouchy Shoulders Causing Your Pain?

Slouchy posture, a forward head and droopy shoulders have become so common, that you might almost think it is normal to hold that position.  In fact, because so many of us have assumed this postural change, various conditions such as neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, vertigo and TMJ issues have been on the rise.  It’s become such 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

This headache is a pain in the neck!

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP A large number of headaches are often accompanied by neck pain or tight neck muscles.  Most of the time, patient’s blame the discomfort on “stress” or their computer.  But why do they get headaches, neck pain or tightness and the guy in the next cubicle doesn’t? One of Read More