BACK PAIN sufferers find fast, effective, lasting relief without surgery or drugs
If you live in New Hudson and are suffering with nagging chronic or acute pain or stiffness in the neck, upper, or lower back, you've come to the right place.
It may surprise you to learn that back pain affects some 80% of Americans at some time in their lives. So you're not alone. The causes range from genetic issues to injury, to disease and stress, but all back pain sufferers share one thing in common, they want relief and they want it NOW!
For many, that relief is only a phone call away. Senechal Family Chiropractic focuses on the treatment of back pain regardless of its cause.
MOST back pain symptoms can be treated naturally without risky surgeries or dangerous drugs by working with your body's innate healing powers.
DR. ALISHA SENECHAL
Hello, and welcome to Senechal Family Chiropractic! My name is Dr. Alisha Senechal. It is truly and honor and privilege to get the opportunity to serve you and your loved ones on your journey toward reaching your ultimate health potential. You have probably noticed that our office is quite different than many other doctor’s offices. Our goal is to not only be educators and health care providers, but to provide a sense of comfort and ease in knowing that we will treat you and your family as our own. In order to fully understand Chiropractic and it’s importance to your family’s health, I feel it necessary that you know who I am, where I come from, and the events that have shaped me into who I am today.
I guess I should start off saying that I grew up under Chiropractic Care. My Father and Uncle are both Chiropractors and I’ve been adjusted every since I was an infant. Now you may be thinking, "wow, an infant?…what possibly could a Chiropractor do for an infant?" Well, to start with, Chiropractic has been shown to help with ear infections, acid reflux, colic, asthma, torticollis, birth trauma, etc. Although, I never suffered from any of these conditions as a child I do credit Chiropractic care for preventing them from ever occurring. When your nervous system is functioning optimally, symptoms and disease should not exist. This is the very fundamental that Chiropractic care is based on. Chiropractic care throughout my childhood and adulthood has helped me recover quickly from sports injuries, falls, aches and pains from everyday stresses of life and physical stresses of work.
I can whole-heartedly say that Chiropractic has changed my life and my family’s life. I am a healthier, happier person because of it and my goal is to share this passion with all families I encounter. As you can see, this passion is what has allowed me to follow those dreams and become a Chiropractor. It has also allowed me to meet and fall in love with my husband (who is also a Chiropractor) in graduate school down in Georgia. I am so privileged to have found such a loving, supportive, friend for life that I can share this passion with!
As you have learned, I believe Chiropractic is more than just for neck and back pain. I believe in preventative/wellness care for the entire family and hold a special place in my heart for pediatric and pregnancy care. I also believe spinal rehab is very important in maintaining a fully functioning spinal and nervous system.
The decision you made to walk into our doors, searching for something, I believe could be one of the most important decisions of your life! The reason I do what I do is for you and your family. I have chosen to dedicate my life to serve you, to help you achieve your health goals and to be with you every step along your journey. Welcome to your new life lived with the most optimal health you truly deserve!
Dr. Senechal was previously working in Plymouth at Integrative Health Chiropractic and before that with her father in Alabama. She is excited to have found a place close to home in South Lyon (where her and her husband reside) to open her practice.
During Graduate School Dr. Senechal furthered her education to receive her diplomate in Pediatric and Pregnancy Chiropractic. One of her passions is to help educate families on chiropractic and holistic health and to not only reduce symptoms but to enhance immunity and health overall. She strives to empower & educate her patients & the community to actively take part in their well-being& build a lifetime of optimal health & wellness!
Senechal Family Chiropractic’s mission is to provide quality chiropractic care to families and individuals of all ages, especially pregnant women and children, to express greater degrees of life, function, health and well-being through enhanced spinal and neurological integrity, regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms or conditions.
Nikki Glinski, NCMT
I want to start by thanking you for showing interest in Massage Therapy. Here is a little bit of information about myself and my background.
I am a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a graduate of Schoolcraft College’s Massage Therapy program.
I completed an internship with the Detroit Demolition Semi-Pro football team, and have since worked with athletes ranging from Professional, to Olympic, to Collegiate, and even High school and Junior high levels.
I specialize in Sports, Deep Tissue, and Therapeutic Massage, but that doesn’t mean that those are the only types of massages that I do.
I have a lot of people ask, "What can massage do for me?" Well, massage is the OLDEST therapy known to man, dating back as far as 2700 BC. The ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Romans used Massage Therapy to treat many ailments before western medicine became available. Today massage is used most commonly to decrease pain, increase range of motion and flexibility, improve sleep patterns, help manage anxiety and depression, ease headaches and migraines, boost your immune system, and even help with common PMS symptoms.
For additional information about the types of Massage offered at Senechal Family Chiropractic please click on the tab labeled Massage Therapy.
Because the muscles, ligaments, bones, discs and nerves that comprise your spinal column are so interconnected, it's often difficult to determine without a comprehensive exam and X-rays, exactly what the cause of your pain may be.
Also, an injury or stress in one area, can lead to additional problems in a kind of "domino effect." For instance, a simple muscle strain may cause you to compensate by carrying your weight differently which can lead to an overall imbalance in the spine or strain on different muscles creating additional problems.
Here are a few of the most common causes of back pain:
Injury or overuse: If you've been injured in an auto, work, or recreational accident, get help at once . Since injury can affect muscles, ligaments, bones or discs around the spine, it's important that you get a proper diagnosis and treatment plan (if required) before the dominos begin to fall.
Repetitive motion and overuse of muscles and joints due to excessive bending, lifting, or other unusual exercise can also cause damage, injury or pain. These symptoms may disappear in time, but if structural damage has occurred, they or other seemingly unrelated symptoms could flare up later. A spinal exam or assessment is recommended
Nerve Pressure or Damage: Pressure on nerve roots in the spinal canal can be caused in a variety of ways; from injury or overuse as mentioned above or from disease or degeneration as follows:
Emotional and Physical Stress: Stress in life can cause muscle tension and set off a vicious cycle of pain. As muscles contract, fatigue can cause muscle aches or pain. Pain and discomfort can lead to sleeplessness with its associated problems such as irritability, depression, and reduced immune function. And so the problems perpetuate.
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Common treatments of upper and lower back pain include everything from bed rest to surgery. REMEMBER: Pain is NOT the natural state of the body, nor is it a "normal" side effect of aging. Pain is the body's way of telling you something is wrong! The best solution is to identify the cause of your pain and correct it-not simply mask the symptoms.
Any of the following treatments can be effective, but most have associated risks of which you should be aware. For this reason it is best to consult with a trusted healthcare practitioner, especially if pain is severe or prolonged.
However sensible getting off your back may seem, studies show that bed rest is NOT superior to remaining (conservatively) active to treat a low back injury. In fact, prolonged bed rest can actually lead to increased stiffness and pain and a reduced ability to function. Periodic short rests can be helpful and your healthcare provider may advise a reduction of normal activity.
Immediately after an injury, ice your back for about 15 minutes at least 3 to 4 times a day to reduce or prevent inflammation and swelling. After 2 to 3 days, if symptoms persist, use a heating pad for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 or 3 hours. Then, if pain continues, see a healthcare professional.
Non-prescription pain relievers such as acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS (i.e. ibuprofen) may be helpful for temporary relief, but are NOT advisable for chronic pain or long term use. Tylenol has recently been linked to liver disease and ibuprofen to bleeding ulcers. Doctors often prescribe stronger drugs for pain, but of course, these have other risky side effects including mental or physical impairment, behavioral effects, and addiction. Extreme caution should be used when undergoing any chemical therapy for pain.
Most back pain problems can be treated effectively without costly and risky surgeries. In fact, one recent study shows that up to 40% of back surgery patients report a DIS-satisfactory result within 4 years of treatment. For this reason, other more natural, less invasive treatments should be explored or exhausted before choosing surgical intervention.
Chiropractic is a natural form of treatment that operates on the premise that the body is designed to heal itself. Chiropractors actually have more training than a traditional general or family care physician. Chiropractors use gentle spinal adjustments to correct spinal misalignment and relieve pressure on sensitive nerves. They often combine this form of treatment with other non-invasive modalities such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and physical therapy to relieve symptoms and rebuild core strength and maintain permanent correction. The chiropractor's goal is always to correct the problem, not simply hide the symptoms.
*"I have suffered from low back pain most of my life. Last year the pain became so intense that it would travel down my leg to my toes. I was crippled and I missed most of the summer of 2013. I had tried a circuit of doctors, spinal surgeons and had two MRI’s taken. This resulted in a boat load of pain meds, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory with no attempt to fix the cause of the pain."
"I then went to Senechal Family Chiropractic. They restored my quality of life and removed all my pain much quicker than I expected. They were also very affordable."
"Chiropractic Medicine has saved me more than once and I am a firm believer, it works!"
*"I have suffered from Chronic debilitating migraines since the age of 10. Three migraines a week was not uncommon. I cannot count how many days of my life passed me by, lying in a dark room, crippled from the throbbing pain. A migraine is not just a headache. A migraine is relentless. An intense pounding and throbbing pain that steals your energy and ability to function. A dread and anxiety that robs you of quality of life as you anticipate the next onset.
Doctors, neurologists, specialists, pain management, Imitrex pills, injections, Relpax, Maxalt, Inderal, Massage, Gluten Free, Yoga, MRI, ENT, numerous visits to the emergency room for injections that would leave me catatonic, the list goes on and on. I finally gave up, accepting that debilitating migraines were a part of my life.
November 2012… my last emergency room visit. After my cocktail of injections, my husband carried me back to bed. He wiped away the tears in his eyes, feeling helpless. The following day I awoke from my catatonic state. I recalled seeing a new chiropractic clinic that had opened next to the urgent care clinic where I had become quite popular. I had tried everything else; there was nothing else to lose. I surfed the web for information on Chiropractic care and Migraine headaches. Despite my doubts that it could help me, I called the next day and had my first appointment with Dr. Senechal. She took time to listen to my story. She explained chiropractic care and the individualized course of treatment that she would use to address my concerns. No way, I thought, is this going to work. I reluctantly kept my appointment for x-rays and the rest as they say is history.
I will be 38 years old in January and I have been totally Migraine and medication free for over a year. It is still quite remarkable and unbelievable. Dr. Senechal and her staff have given me my life back and for that I am forever grateful. "
*"I am a certified Massage Therapist who has had the opportunity to be under Chiropractic Care by Dr. Senechal. Over the past eight months Dr. Senechal has eased my structural pain and has improved my concentration, energy and eye sight! I’ve come from an abusive childhood and my profession is quite physical, so I was skeptical with starting care. Needless to say, my treatments gave me the sense of safety and ease. I feel great and plan to continue Chiropractic Care thanks to her caring, informative and professional nature!"
*"Before I started getting regular adjustments, my upper back and neck were constantly tight from standing on my feet all day and answering the phone. Now my pain is almost gone, I haven’t been sick in over a year and I have more energy throughout the day!"
*"I first met Dr. Senechal in July 2011. I started working within the same clinic with her. I would get headaches, neck pain, right shoulder pain and low back pain from time to time. Sometimes the pain would be so bad that I had a hard time doing computer work for longs periods of time. My symptoms would also interfere with my ability to focus and concentrate on certain tasks and working out. Since being treated by Dr. Senechal, my symptoms are gone and I am able to do the above tasks without any interruptions. Thank you Dr. Senechal!"
Dr. Keith G.
*"I went to see Dr. Senechal for neck and back pain. After an examination she took x-rays of my neck and low back and found the cause of my problem. Through adjustments and therapy, I began to feel better and get stronger. That led to a betters’ night sleep and a more productive lifestyle. I want to say thanks to Dr. Senechal for caring and being sensitive to my chiropractic needs."
*"My low back pain was so bad during pregnancy that I found it difficult to walk or perform job duties. At 32 weeks, I was ready to leave work because of the pain. After seeing Dr. Senechal one time my back pain lessened and I can work, exercise and remain active! Chiropractic care has made it possible for me to maintain a healthy pregnancy!"
*"Dr. Alisha Foster was my chiropractor for the first year after she graduated from Chiropractic College. Her ability to examine and diagnose was top notch. When it came to the practical treatment of my neck and back problems, she was on top of her game and treated with confidence-which built my trust in her abilities. Most of all I was impressed with her bedside mannerism. She is a great Chiropractor and is a plus to the profession."
Dr. Joseph F.
*"For as long as I can remember I have always had sinus problems and as I reached my late teens I started experiencing upper back and neck pain pretty frequently. I started seeing Dr. Senechal regularly and every time I came in to see her she was always smiling and her adjustments were effective and smooth. Some doctors who I’ve seen in the past were too rough and would leave me really sore after the adjustment. Dr. Senechal also gave me advice on things to avoid at the gym so that I didn’t strain my neck, as well as easy exercises I can do to strengthen my neck. After seeing her for just a few weeks my allergies improved as well as my neck and back pain. I went from having sinus infections two to three times a year to not having them at all. I strongly recommend her to anyone who’s seeking chiropractic care!"
*"Just left my first visit and this is my new favorite place. They answered all of my questions and I didn't feel rushed in the slightest. Very fair pricing as well. If you're looking for a chiropractor, this is the place for you!"
*"I am a new patient and I have been so impressed with Dr. Senechal. My lower back has improved tremendously after a couple of visits. She is very professional, attentive and caring and her staff is great too. I look forward to having my back finally feeling good again after months of issues and I will continue seeing Dr. Senechal to maintain my back or any other pain issues that should arise. I would highly recommend her."
*"Love Dr. Senechal! She works on my husband and my back. With being a hairstylist, my back and neck are all out of whack. She does a great job with providing relief and getting my back to feel normal again. I highly recommend her."
*"Both of my teen boys are seeing Dr.Senechal now. My boys have completely different personalities and she connected with them both right away! One is more shy than the other and she naturally gave him a little space and now he is warmed up and will be chatting her ear off. We are very happy with the care they are getting. No stress, very calm and inviting atmosphere! Rare to find but such a great find! I will be switching to Dr. Senechal for care for myself."
*"Dr. Senechal is fabulous! My kids LOVE going to get adjusted and she truly has a special way of making you feel welcome and comfortable. I have referred many friends and family members to her and all have been very happy with the care. The staff is amazing as well. Julie handles everything at the front desk with great efficiency and Nikki gives an amazing therapeutic massage!"
*"I'm a new patient and so far I have been happy with my care. I always feel better after my sessions. Dr Senechal is very calm and easy to talk to which makes it a pleasant experience. I am looking forward to getting my back problems fixed. Things are handled efficiently at the front desk Julie does a great job in sending me my receipts and answering my questions."
*"Dr. Senechal is the bomb! She had helped me so much during this pregnancy. I wish I knew about her for my last pregnancy! She tailors each visit and really listens to changing concerns. The traction table therapy has really helped me recently. The massage therapist is also very good."
*"Dr Alisha Senechal is very thorough and effective I've been suffering from back pain since 1981 while in the USAF, after I retired I visited several chiropractors and I've finally found the one that has helped with my pain"
*"Took my daughter to get her back looked at. Even after just one visit, she felt better. Today she is getting her 1st therapeutic massage"
*"Love this office, very clean and new. You make an appointment so there is never a wait. Cost is reasonable. Mrs. Senechel does PT in addition to Chiropractic care. Adjustment isn't followed by getting back in your car and driving down a bumpy road! I get muscle stimulation, heat and ice after an adjustment which helps immensely. I suffer from Cervicogenic Migraines and Sciatica along with pinched nerves in my spine causing knee pain. I also have TMJ and arthritis that started in my 30's. I've been treated by two different chiropractors before her and it was horrible; along with primary and neuro docs pumping me full of meds. So many good things are happening for me now without all the pain. I can sit longer, stand longer, walk farther, exercise better and much more. Don't wait! Go see her, she is wonderful. And her little fingers are like magnets to your problem areas. Crazy how she finds just the very spot that hurts."
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