Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy's Blog
By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
April 05, 2021
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Beyond helping you relax, massage therapy can greatly improve your quality of life in more ways than you may think. The beneficial health effects range from pain management, to enhancing the way you perform everyday activities. To learn about all the ways that massage therapy can help you, get in contact with your local Tampa, FL, specialists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy.

Managing Stress

Indulging in a moment of relaxation is not a luxury, your mental wellbeing is as important as your physical one because they are interconnected. Stress can negatively impact your overall health and is even more damaging if you already suffer from a chronic condition, but the good news is that massage therapy can help you manage stress.

Managing Pain

Massage therapy is often recommended to those suffering from tension headaches and migraines and can be helpful for those dealing with pain in general. Especially if you are hoping to try a drug-free pain relief alternative.

Inflammation is often a source of pain and massage therapy can be targeted to help decrease it in the troublesome areas.

Everyday Benefits

Frequent massage therapy can, with time, help adjust your limbs and joints and thus provide you with a greater range of motion. It can also improve your posture and the way you walk, providing you with better balance. Both are benefits that can dramatically change the way you tackle everyday life.

Many eventually experience a boost to their energy because of all the physical improvements and better sleep habits as a result of a reduction in stress, among other everyday positive effects.

Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL

The only way to really find out how massage therapy can make your everyday life better is to experience it for yourself. So if you live in Tampa, FL, or nearby, make an appointment today at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy by dialing (813) 884-1457.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
April 02, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: neck pain  

Your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, can help with your neck pain.

Acute or chronic neck pain can have a dramatic effect on your life. The constant stabbing pain when you turn your head can make it hard to move. The dull ache of your neck muscles can make it difficult to concentrate. In short, neck pain can make you miserable. The good news is, your chiropractor can help you feel better.

The experienced doctors at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, offer comprehensive chiropractic and wellness services, including treatment for neck pain.

Acute neck pain can be caused by suffering whiplash due to a car accident, trauma from a sports injury, and more. Chronic neck pain can be caused by poor posture, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, or other medical conditions.

Whether your neck pain is acute or chronic, there are a few simple tips you can try to get relief, including:

  • Applying ice to the area several times each day to decrease swelling
  • Applying heat to the area to relax tense muscles
  • Gently stretching to relieve stiffness and retain range-of-motion
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medications

For moderate to severe neck pain that isn’t relieved with home therapies, it’s best to visit your chiropractor. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, your chiropractor will examine your neck and cervical vertebrae, check your posture and range-of-motion, and possibly order x-rays of your neck.

After a thorough evaluation, your chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan to help you get relief from neck pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Cervical adjustment
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Laser therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching and exercising

You don't have to suffer from neck pain when help is just a phone call away. To find out more about relieving neck pain and other chiropractic and wellness services, call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, at (813) 884-1457 today!

Your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, can help with auto accident treatment so you feel better fast

Auto accidents can be scary. The truth is, you may not know how badly you’ve been hurt until days, weeks, or even months afterward. Your body absorbs the shock of the impact, and the damage done isn’t always obvious. The good news is, your chiropractor can help you feel better.

Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, offer a wide variety of chiropractic and wellness services, including auto accident treatment.

Different impacts can affect your body in different ways:

  • A front impact can result in injury or damage to areas of your chest and lower limbs with a seatbelt, and injury or damage to your face and head without a seatbelt.
  • A side impact can result in injury or damage to areas of your chest, lower limbs, head, abdomen, and internal organs.
  • A rear impact can result in injury or damage to your head, neck, chest, and spine.

If you are involved in an auto accident, there are a few steps you should take immediately. You need to:

  • Place ice on the injury for 15 minutes several times a day for the first few days to reduce swelling
  • Rest for the first 24 hours after the auto accident
  • Use heat after the first few days to relax strained muscles
  • Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Do gentle stretches to keep yourself flexible and prevent muscle stiffness.

See your chiropractor as soon as you can after the auto accident. There are often injuries you may not know about including strained muscles, tendons, or ligaments, bruising, or bone alignment problems.

Depending on your injuries, your chiropractor may recommend:

  • Therapeutic massage to relieve swelling, and reduce muscle tension and pain
  • Manual manipulation targeting injured joints to increase range-of-motion
  • Adjustment techniques to help with bone realignment
  • Electrical stimulation to increase circulation and reduce stiffness

An auto accident doesn’t have to put you on the couch! To find out more about how your chiropractors can help you recover from an auto accident, call Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, at (813) 884-1457. Call now!

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
February 19, 2021
Tags: Sciatica  

Living with sciatica can make even the most basic of your everyday activities a painful endeavor. Around 40 percent of people will experience it during their lifetime and it can become more frequent as you get older.

There are steps you can take at home to ease the discomfort, as well as to help prevent it, but for more information consult with your Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy.

Sciatica is a condition caused when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. This is often due to injury to the area surrounding the nerve, typically the vertebrae.

Home Care

When you first begin to feel the discomfort associated with sciatica, ice can help with the inflammation and the pain. Use it for 20 minutes at a time throughout the day, making sure not to apply the ice directly to the skin. After a few days, it's recommended that you switch to heat packs and alternate between cold and hot treatments if necessary.

Over-the-counter pain relievers can similarly help with immediate symptoms. But for longer-term relief exercise can be your best option. Routine activity releases endorphins, a natural pain reliever in your body.

To help prevent future problems it's important that you emphasize maintaining a good posture, especially as you work, whether at a desk or in a more active work environment and remember to exercise to strengthen your muscles.

If your discomfort from a current episode doesn't subside after home treatments, then it's time to seek professional help.

Chiropractor Treatment in Tampa, FL

Your chiropractor will focus on helping you achieve spinal mobility with adjustments, as well as to relieve pressure and pain through massage therapy. To learn more about possible treatments and to schedule your appointment today, call Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, and Dr. Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, by dialing (813) 884-1457.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
January 14, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Spinal Stenosis  

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of spaces in the spine, which places pressure on nerves. It usually occurs in the lower back and neck, and symptoms vary from one person to another. To know for sure, you'll need to visit Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, Florida.

How do symptoms vary?

Some people have no symptoms, but others experience several symptoms:

  • pain
  • tingling
  • numbness
  • muscle weakness

Symptoms vary depending on which nerves are affected and require an MRI or CT scan for proper diagnosis. Take into consideration that many symptoms worsen overtime and other symptoms of spinal stenosis include problems with walking and balance, neck pain, bowel or bladder dysfunction, pain or cramping in one or both legs, and back pain.

What's the cause of spinal stenosis?

It's caused by wear-and-tear in the spine and severe cases, your chiropractor may recommend surgery to relieve pressure off the spinal cord or nerves. Other causes include:

  1. Overgrowth of bone from osteoarthritis on your spinal bones creates bone spurs.
  2. Herniated disks, which occurs because the soft cushions that act as shock absorbers dry out.
  3. Ligaments that stiffen over time.
  4. Tumors are uncommon but identifiable using an MRI or CT scan when you visit your Tampa chiropractor.
  5. Spinal injuries, like car accidents and other trauma.

Types of Spinal Stenosis

  • Cervical stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spine in your neck.
  • Lumbar stenosis, which is narrowing of the spine in your lower back

Who's at risk of spinal stenosis?

Age plays a big part, especially if you are over 50. Degenerative changes cause spinal stenosis in younger people, as well as trauma, congenital spinal deformity, and genetics in general. MRI or CT scans pinpoint the cause of spinal stenosis.

Need to speak with a chiropractor?

If you'd like to learn more about spinal stenosis, you can contact Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, Florida, by calling 813-884-1457.





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