Are you tired of feeling stuck bent forward? Try these 3 DIY steps for relief.

When you get up out of a chair, do you feel stuck bent over?  If so, you probably have tight low back and hip flexor muscles.  Most Americans think that tight muscles are “normal” and that they just need to get used to it or pop some pills to make the discomfort go away.  The good 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

ABC News Featured Our Treatments for Low Back Pain

Chiropractors Have known what works for low back pain for years… Now modern medicine and Good Morning America are starting to catch up! There was a recent article published in the medical journal, Lancet about what types of treatment actually work for low back pain and it was featured on Good Morning America this week.  Their #1 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

Don’t Let Dandelions Break Your Back! How to Weed Without Pain.

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Did you know that weeding is the #1 gardening injury causing back pain in the Spring and Summer?  Don’t let those dandelions get the best of you!  Dr. Ducat takes you to her Read More

Use Kettlebells to Become Anti-Fragile After A Back Injury

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Last weekend I attended the Strong First Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor Certification in Rosemont.  It was a class highly recommended by my colleagues and it did not disappoint.  Becoming anti-fragile and raising your Read More

Video Blog: Does Sex Hurt Your Back, Hips or Pelvis?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation This is the first of many video blogs from Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine.  I decided to focus on producing video blogs vs. text because I get so many more “clicks” on the Read More

Do back supports prevent back injuries?

By: Erin E. Ducat DC, CSCS, CCSP, DACRB, FACO Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Do you wear a back support or lifting belt to “protect” your back when lifting at work, in the yard or at the gym?  Most people will strap on a back support if 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