1. Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms, Questions, & Answers

    How many times did your parents remind you to sit up straight or stand tall when you were young? While it might have felt annoying and unnecessary, parents around the world put in that effort to encourage their children toward better posture. Good posture may seem like a small thing, but it can play…Read More

  2. Surviving Your Desk Job: Tips To Avoid Back Pain

    How often lately have you seen news stories about the benefits of finding the right ergonomic desk setup, the hazards of sitting all day, and how “tech neck” is causing major pain for an increasing number of workers? With all of that being thrown our way, it probably feels like working a desk jo…Read More

  3. Think You Need Back Surgery? The Case For Finding Alternatives

    When you experience constant or ongoing back pain, it’s easy to reach the point at which any solution sounds like a good idea, if only to provide you with relief. In many cases, a back pain specialist may suggest surgery to bring about the relief sought. However, it’s important to go into any po…Read More

  4. Strength Training, Exercise, and Pain Management – Exercising Safely After An Injury

    Any injury, no matter how small, calls for change to your usual habits. Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome may mean adjusting your desk’s ergonomic setup. Recovering from a sprained ankle means staying off that limb for a time. As you heal and your pain diminishes, it’s understandable that you …Read More

  5. Exercising While Healing: Can You?

    Here at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria, we have countless patients who utilize our physical therapy services to aid in the healing process. Whether you were injured in an auto accident or experience chronic pain (like headaches or sciatica), physical therapy can quicken your re…Read More

  6. Can Stress Cause Back Pain?

    When it comes to back pain, some causes seem pretty obvious. A fender bender can do a pretty good job of jolting you around, which makes the resulting whiplash an expected, if unpleasant, effect. Or maybe your kid is tackled during a football game; even with the pads, that contact can be enough to a…Read More

  7. Feeling Good? Why Good Health Is Different Than Feeling Fine

    Do you wake up each morning, stretch, and bask in the lack of pops or pain? Wonderful! But we’ve got news that may come as a surprise to you. Just because you’re pain free, that doesn’t automatically mean you’re in good health. If you’re among the many Americans that wait until acute pain …Read More

  8. Exercise And Memory: Can Fitness Help Cognitive Function?

    Most of us have likely been encouraged by a doctor to exercise more or start a regular fitness routine. Yes, even if it’s as simple as taking a walk after dinner each night. Whether the encouragement comes from a cardiologist or a chiropractor, it’s fair to say that doctors across disciplines en…Read More

  9. What Is Trigger Point Therapy And How Does It Help?

    Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific muscle? What about knots in certain muscles? When the pain in specific muscle areas radiate outwards, causing a general discomfort that cannot be ignored, it’s deemed a trigger point. Most patients call the pain annoying and, in some cases, deb…Read More

  10. How Stretching Affects The Body

    If you’ve been told that pain is simply a part of life, you don’t need to suffer anymore. Yes, pain is inconvenient and uncomfortable, but what if you had a way to relieve it naturally? Would you do it? Whether you have pain in your lower back, between your shoulder blades, or anywhere else in y…Read More