1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Chiropractic Care for Colic Relief

    Colic is every new parents’ worst nightmare.  Having a baby is supposed to be a beautiful, joyous experience, but when that baby cries inconsolably for hours, days, weeks on end... it is anything but.  The exact cause of colic is unknown.  Some physicians speculate that it could be caused by bi…Read More

  10. How Chiropractic Care Can Help Back Pain

    If you experience chronic back pain, it may feel like you have tried every remedy under the sun. From heat and icing to prescription meds to surgery, there are myriad treatment options out there. The trick, however, is finding the right options to actually help your body heal, not just mask the symp…Read More