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Has sitting at your office desk become a literal pain in the neck? Chiropractic care can help.
With the millions of Americans who sit at their desks day in and day out at work, it's no wonder that neck pain is one of the most common complaints that our Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, hear about. Poor ergonomics and bad posture are two of the most common reasons people end up dealing with back and neck problems—fortunately, our chiropractors offer several ways to alleviate your neck discomfort.
How can chiropractic care help me?
If you are dealing with neck pain and looking for an effective, non-surgical option for treating your symptoms and reducing discomfort, it might be time to turn to a chiropractic specialist in Tampa, FL, for help.
When you first come into our office, we will perform a thorough evaluation and examine the spine as a whole to look for other areas besides the neck that may be affected. This is because we focus on providing comprehensive care that treats the whole person, not just one specific injury or symptom. Once we determine the cause of your neck pain, we can create a treatment plan that will help you manage your discomfort.
One of the most common treatment options for handling neck pain is a chiropractic adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation. By realigning areas of the spine that are out of whack, we take added pressure off certain nerves and tissue within the body, which in turn can get rid of neck pain. Chiropractic adjustments can also be therapeutic and relaxing, which can ease any tension you may have that could be causing your neck pain.
There are specific spinal manipulation techniques and other treatment options that can improve your neck pain including,
- Specific spinal manipulation
- Flexion-distraction technique
- Therapeutic massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Manual joint stretching
- Electrical stimulation
Need treatment? Give us a Call!
If you are dealing with neck pain in Tampa, FL, and are looking for a way to alleviate your issues for good, turn to the chiropractic experts at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy. Call (813) 884-1457 today to find out how we can improve the health and function of your body.
Find out how spinal decompression could alleviate your chronic back and neck pain.
Are you dealing with lower back pain or neck problems that you can’t seem to treat successfully? Are these symptoms making it difficult to sit at your office desk or get around throughout the day? If you said yes, our Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, can provide a variety of non-surgical, drug-free, and safe treatment options to alleviate musculoskeletal complaints such as back and neck pain. One such treatment option is spinal decompression.
What is spinal decompression?
Here at our Tampa, FL, office, we offer DRX9000 spinal decompression, which is a special device that helps to gently and safely stretch and lightly pull different areas of the body to take pressure off the spine. It will also gently realign the spine, which can take pressure off irritated and pinched nerves. Spinal decompression also increases blood flow to these areas, which helps facilitate faster healing.
What can spinal decompression treat?
There are a variety of symptoms and conditions that spinal decompression can help treat. You may benefit from spinal decompression if you are dealing with back or neck pain as a result of,
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal stenosis
If you aren’t sure whether or not spinal decompression can alleviate your back or neck pain, our chiropractic specialist will be able to evaluate your symptoms during your consultation to determine if this is the best treatment option for you.
How many spinal decompression sessions will I need?
Most spinal decompression sessions last about 25 to 30 minutes and the number of sessions you will require will depend on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Spinal decompression may also be used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments to help manage your back pain more effectively.
If you are interested in learning more about spinal decompression and how it can benefit you, call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, today to ask any questions you have or to schedule a consultation. Our number is (813) 884-1457.
Discover how cold laser therapy could reduce your pain and inflammation.
No matter whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or you’ve developed a chronic condition, pain and discomfort start to affect your quality of life, it's time to turn to the professionals. The goal of our Tampa, FL chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, is to figure out the best way to manage your symptoms and reduce your pain. One way in which we provide pain relief is through a treatment known as MLS laser therapy.
What is MLS laser therapy?
This FDA-cleared laser treatment is a safe and effective way to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and boost healing and blood flow to certain areas of the body while also targeting and reducing pain, and inflammation. Laser therapy is beneficial because it provides a non-invasive technique for treating common symptoms and complaints without surgery. It can also be effective for targeting chronic pain and severe inflammation.
Who can benefit from MLS laser therapy?
There are many patients who can benefit from getting MLS laser therapy in Tampa. Conditions and symptoms that can benefit from this laser treatment include:
- Back and neck pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-surgical pain
- Sports-related injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Muscle spasms
- Ligament sprains or strains
- Tennis elbow
- Stress injuries
As you can see, there is a multitude of issues that can benefit from what MLS laser therapy has to offer. Chances are if you are dealing with pain or inflammation caused by a musculoskeletal condition or injury then this treatment can help you!
How does MLS laser therapy work?
In only about eight minutes, this high-powered dual laser system is directed over the treatment area, where it delivers the proper amount of wavelengths over the area to boost the body’s natural healing response. This laser therapy will:
- Boost blood flow and circulation
- Reduce or eliminate inflammation and swelling
- Reduce and eliminate pain
- Speed up the recovery process
- Improve tissue repair and regeneration
- Activate cellular function
The number of treatment sessions you will need will depend on the type and severity of your condition, though most patients will generally receive 6-8 laser sessions.
Interested? Call Today!
Here at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, we are dedicated to providing your body with the therapeutic care it needs to improve your symptoms, mobility, and how your body functions as a whole. If you are interested in finding out if you’re an ideal candidate for MLS laser therapy, call our office today at 813-884-1457.
Many people experience neck or back pain related to spinal disc problems. Such problems can be due to an injury, accident, or medical condition. In certain cases, spinal disc surgery is the best option for delivering long-term relief from disc-related neck and back pain. However, surgery is not the only option as there are several effective alternatives to disc surgery. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo are your chiropractors in Tampa, FL.
Chiropractic care is one effective alternative to disc surgery. It can help alleviate neck and back pain associated with spinal disc problems. Chiropractic care includes a range of techniques and therapies for adjusting the spine to improve alignment, which can provide relief from pain and discomfort.
Massage therapy is another effective option for treating neck and back pain that avoids surgery. Massage therapy involves manipulation of the body’s soft tissues through massage techniques in order to alleviate pain and discomfort. One type of massage therapy called traction massage is especially helpful for stretching the back muscles. Traction massage is sometimes used prior to chiropractic spinal adjustments to relax the back muscles and aid in spinal adjustment.
Other Alternative Treatments
There are several other alternatives to disc surgery beyond chiropractic techniques and massage therapy. Other options include laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy, among others. Laser therapy helps rejuvenate damaged cells and reduce inflammation, which can alleviate pain. It is an effective option for treating disc-related injuries or disease. Spinal decompression therapy can be used to treat more serious neck and back pain related conditions, such as herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.
Several alternatives to disc surgery are available for treating different disc-related conditions and problems that are causing back or neck pain. To learn more about disc surgery alternatives in Tampa, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, or Dr. Gionfriddo by calling Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at (813) 884-1457.
Our DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment can alleviate back pain and other problems.
Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc, degenerative joint disease, sciatica, or other back problems? If so, then you may feel like back pain, stiffness, and other problems are just a normal part of your every day, but they don’t have to be. Our Tampa, FL, chiropractors - Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, and Dr. Autumn Scaz - are here to tell you how our DRX9000 spinal decompression device could finally provide you with the pain relief you’ve been looking for.
What is spinal decompression therapy?
Spinal decompression treatment is a safe, effective, and non-invasive therapy to alleviate a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions including neck and back pain. This alternative therapy can be a great source of relief for those dealing with herniated or bulging discs, as well as a variety of different joint disorders. If you are dealing with any of these issues then you could be a great candidate for spinal decompression therapy in Tampa.
How does the DRX9000 spinal decompression device work?
While most people think about chiropractic care and immediately conjure up images of manual manipulation (in which a chiropractor applies pressure with their hands to certain areas of the body to correct misalignments in the spine), this treatment uses a revolutionary machine that helps stretch the joints of the spine to take pressure off the discs and to reduce pain and stiffness while restoring mobility and promoting better blood flow and oxygen to these areas to repair damage.
During this treatment, you will lie on your back as the machine gently stretches areas of the spine. This treatment is completely painless, and some patients even report experiencing immediate relief. Of course, it is not uncommon for patients to require multiple sessions over the course of several months in order to feel long-term relief.
Here at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, we believe that pain shouldn’t be the norm. We offer a full range of therapeutic services to complement your treatment plan and to help your body heal faster. Call our Tampa, FL, chiropractic office today to schedule a consultation with us.