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