Can cupping help me?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen a lot of coverage of Olympic athletes such as Michael Phelps with dark circles on their skin.  These temporary marks were left after they were treated Read More

I feel like I’m stuck in a vicious cycle of chronic pain.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP Most general practice doctors, chiropractors and patients view pain very simplistically.  It’s a signal of tissue damage and inflammation and occurs in the short-term until the area heals.  If you have pain past 2-3 months, either you must keep hurting yourself or the discomfort is “all in your Read More

Where does pain come from?

By:  Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP No one likes pain.  All we want is for  it to go away — now!  But what is the purpose of pain?  Where does it come from?  What does it do? Pain is like the “check engine” light in your car.  It tells you there is a problem, Read More