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November 26, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: MLS Laser Therapy  

Discover how cold laser therapy could reduce your pain and inflammation.

MLS Laser TherapyNo 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
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash
  • Tennis elbow
  • Stress injuries
  • Sciatica

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.

October 22, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

Many people experience neck or back pain related to spinal disc problems. Such problems can be due to an injury, accident, or medical disc surgery alternativescondition. 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

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

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.

August 02, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

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 painback 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.

July 23, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: Massage Therapy  

First, we would like to thank everyone for their participation. Once you have liked our Facebook page or followed us on Instagram you will automatically be entered into all our future drawings. So stay tuned!

Now, what we have all been waiting for... July's 1 hour massage winner is: Renata DiPaola!

Congratulations Renata! Please call our office at 813-884-1457 to schedule a 1 hour massage with the therapist of your choice!

Thanks again to everyone who participated and keep an eye out for our August massage drawing coming up next!

June 18, 2018
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: whiplash  

Don’t let an auto accident leave you dealing with long-term neck problems.

We know how everything stops the moment you get into a car accident. The adrenaline is surging and you may feel shaky and unstable; whiplashhowever, if you don’t notice any visible cuts, bruises or other injuries then you may not have thought about getting a medical evaluation (even though it’s always a good idea to have a doctor check you out immediately after an accident). Our Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo are here to tell you the warning signs that you might have whiplash and how chiropractic care could help you handle the pain of whiplash.

What is whiplash?

During a car accident, particularly if you’ve been rear-ended, you may have found that your head and neck were suddenly jerked backwards or forwards. When this sudden and violent movement occurs it can put stress and strain on the neck, leading to a painful condition known as whiplash.

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms don’t always appear right away. Sometimes the symptoms sneak up on you after the course of hours or even days after your accident. The most common complaint of whiplash is neck pain. Depending on the severity of the accident, pain may be minimal or it can be extreme. Along with pain, you may also notice stiffness, limited mobility, weakness or even pain that radiates down to your shoulders. Some patients also report numbness or tingling in the neck and shoulders.

How can a chiropractor help me?

It’s important that you seek care for your whiplash to promote healing while also managing your symptoms more efficiently. Chiropractic care can be an effective, non-invasive way to treat your symptoms without turning to medication, which only masks the problem and temporarily alleviates pain and discomfort.

Our Tampa, FL, chiropractic specialists have received specialized training to be able to perform a variety of manipulation techniques to help adjust and realign areas of the spine. By applying the proper amount of force and pressure to these regions, we can realign the vertebrae in the neck while also boosting oxygen and blood flow to the areas to make sure they are getting the nutrients they need to speed up healing.

Chiropractic adjustments (also known as spinal manipulations) can also improve how the joints within the neck move and function, reducing stiffness and restoring full range of motion and flexibility. Multiple chiropractic adjustments may be necessary and most patients experience some relief after just one session.

If you have just gotten into a car accident, had a bad fall or experienced a sports injury, our team of chiropractic specialists here at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today.