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

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

How Does Your Low Back Measure Up?

Reduced back flexibility can be one of the first signs that trouble is brewing in your low back.  Most of the time, stiffness and lack of motion will occur in your spine before you start feeling pain.  If you address the flexibility problem right away, many times you can prevent the uncomfortable situation of having Read More

Tight Wrists or Hands? Try these at home stretches.

Many people find it difficult to extend their wrists to get into a push up position or feel like their hands are tight after working at the computer or gripping the bar at the gym.  Although they may think this is normal or part of the aging process, it’s not!  Wrist and hand muscle tightness Read More

Understanding Chronic Pain in 5 Minutes or Less

Know someone with chronic pain? Share this video with them and refer them to a chiropractic physician knowledgeable about how to diagnose and treat chronic pain without medication. If they live near Bloomingdale, Dr. Ducat is happy to assist. They can call us at 224-653-8094 or email Dr Ducat at drerin@ducatchiropractic.com. Read More

Are Your Tight Feet Causing Your Pain?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been helping a lot of patients work on their foot flexibility.  Most of those patients didn’t have foot pain, but the tightness in the muscles of their feet were preventing them from having a firm foundation with the ground, resulting in a variety of symptoms from neck pain 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