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By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
September 23, 2015
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2015 British Open Victor, Zach Johnson, Relies on Chiropractic Care for Optimal Health and Athletic Performance

 CARMICHAEL, Calif. – July 29, 2015 – The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising
 awareness about the value of chiropractic care, congratulates professional golfer, Zach Johnson, on his recent victory at the 2015 British Open. According to experts at the F4CP, the good health and impressive athletic performance displayed by Johnson can, in part, be attributed to the care he receives from doctors of chiropractic (DC), including his father, Dr. David Johnson and PGA Tour chiropractor, Dr. Troy Van 
Biezen.

“Zach has been receiving chiropractic care his entire life,” states Dr. Johnson, a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, who notes that his son continues to receive regular adjustments while on and off the PGA Tour. “Throughout his professional career, Zach has relied on chiropractic to help prevent, manage and treat the wide array of injuries that athletes are susceptible to, and to help keep his body functioning at its best.”

Doctors of chiropractic are specifically trained to provide hands-on care that helps to improve range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and other key performance factors, as well as counsel on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices. Today, Dr. Van Biezen travels with Zach Johnson and several other professional golfers, including 2015 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open winner, Jordan Spieth.

“Over the years, chiropractic care has become a foundational health care element offered to amateur and professional athletes, including golfers, to help alleviate pain and prepare the body for peak athletic performance,” states Dr. Van Biezen, a graduate of Parker University. “Regular chiropractic care helps to maintain proper postural balance, reduce the risk of injury, and improve recovery time and overall health.”

To help raise public perception of the profession, Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth have individually agreed to participate in the F4CP’s targeted ad campaign, “Champions of Chiropractic,” which showcases high-profile celebrities and their DCs endorsing chiropractic care. With growing evidence on the dangers of short and long-term pain medication, the chiropractic profession is the largest health provider group offering non-pharmaceutical care with a record of cost savings and high patient satisfaction scores.

Kent Greenawalt, chairman, F4CP, is extremely pleased to witness well-received public figures, including Zach Johnson and Jordan Spieth, speak out on behalf of chiropractic care, stating, “The public must be informed of the countless health benefits associated with chiropractic.” He continues, “This tremendous level of positive exposure is exactly what the profession needs to advance to the next level and help individuals of all ages receive the care they deserve!”

About Foundation for Chiropractic Progress A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress aims to inform and educate the general public about the many benefits associated with chiropractic care. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit us on the web at www.f4cp.com



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By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
September 21, 2015
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Did you know that prolonged sitting can cause lower back pain and injury?

Do you want to reduce or prevent pain, stiffness or fatigue in your lower back?

Back Vitalizer Multifuctional Back Support and Core Seat, Black
While providing gentle and adjustable neuromuscular stimulation as well as portable and customizable biomechanical support, Back Vitalizer is ideal to suit anyone’s individual needs and preferences, from office workers to commuters, travellers, athletes, seniors, wheelchair users, kids and more.

 


This light-weighted, seat-sized magic device can be instantly folded away for use in offices, classrooms, cars, trucks, cruisers, airplanes, homes, wheelchairs, theatres, concert halls, stadiums and virtually anywhere you need to sit.


The best part is this product inflates with air, so air can be added or taken out to provide the most lumbar support; as the needs may vary with each type of seat being used.


Simply by adopting it in your daily life, the revolutionary Back Vitalizer™ will help you ... 

  • Relieve lower back pain, stiffness and fatigue
  • Improve sitting posture, and reduce neck and shoulder pain
  • Strengthen lower back, and enhance core stability
  • Improve the health of your spine and extend its healthy life span
  • Improve postural stability and functional balance
  • Exercise the deep stabilizing muscles in lower back
  • Support natural curvature of your spine, and maintain your body's endurance
  • Relieve your spine's intradiscal pressure and prevent static load
  • Increase blood circulation to back muscles, and maintain vitality of your back
  • Exercise knee or ankle, and recover from injuries better and faster
  • Promote blood circulation in legs and feet, and reduce swelling in legs during long haul flights
 
 



Don't hesitate, please speak to Dr. Kollias or Dr. Karen to find out if this lumbar support is a great option for you. We have had many people benefit from this versitle lumbar support, find out if you should be next!
 


Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

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By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
September 18, 2015
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Pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs affect most of us at one time or another. In many cases, these symptoms are caused by overuse of the leg muscles; for example, while engaging in sports or other strenuous exercises. Leg pain of this sort tends to be short-lived, presents itself in the form of cramps, muscle pain, weakness or spasms, and goes away by itself after a period of rest. But many people (up to 32% of Americans, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) experience chronic leg pain, meaning that it occurs often, and for long periods of time. If you experience this kind of leg pain or numbness, there may be more serious causes of it, and you should consult a health care professional to determine what the cause is, and treat it.

Chronic leg pain may be caused by many problems, not all of them originating in the legs themselves. For instance, many problems that present themselves symptomatically as pain, numbness or tingling in the legs originate in the lower back. That is the location of the sciatic nerve, and if it is being irritated as the result of a structural problem in the spine or surrounding tissues, the pain can radiate along the path of that nerve to the legs. Common symptoms of leg problems that originate in the lower back include a burning pain that seems to travel from the lower back or buttocks to the legs, often described by patients as "electric" jolts or shocks. This condition is often caused by an irritated sciatic nerve, and is commonly referred to as sciatica.

Numbness or a tingling "pins and needles" feeling in the legs can also have their source in the lower back, as the result of a herniated lumbar disc, or because of poor circulation caused by pressure on the tarsal nerve. It can also be the result of spinal stenosis, caused by a narrowing of the spine and the resulting compression of (and pressure on) the spinal cord and nerves.

The bottom line is that there are many possible causes for chronic leg pain. Almost all of them can be successfully treated by a chiropractor, but first they must be properly diagnosed. This requires an examination not only of the legs but of the back and the spine. If you are experiencing leg pain, tingling, or numbness on a regular basis, see a specialist. Left undiagnosed and untreated, leg pain can become far worse, even debilitating.

To help our Tampa chiropractors diagnose what may be causing your leg pain, be specific about how your symptoms present themselves. The more information you can provide about what you are experiencing, the more likely it is that the doctor will be able to arrive at an accurate diagnosis, and thus prescribe the proper treatment to relieve it. For example, how often does the pain occur, and does it tend to occur more in the mornings or evenings, or after performing certain activities? What are the actual sensations you feel – are they more of a "shooting" pain, "electrical shock" pain, a burning sensation or a constant throbbing? Where are the actual locations of the pains themselves – in the upper legs, lower legs, or feet? Are there body positions or movements that tend to provoke the pain? Have you found that there are things that make the pain feel better or worse, and if so, what are they? This information can help your chiropractor to pinpoint the exact conditions that may be causing the pain, and thus treat it more effectively.

If you are having difficulty with leg pain or numbness, come in for an evaluation as soon as possible before it has any potential to get worse! We would love to help you.
 

 Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
September 14, 2015
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Chronic foot pain is no fun, and can spoil your enjoyment of life. One of the most common causes of pain in the feet – one that affects nearly two million people yearly in the U.S. – is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that connects the heel bone (calcaneous) and the toes. This ligament is composed of fibrous bands of tissue, and runs along the entire bottom of the foot. It stretches and contracts with every step or movement, and may become inflamed when tiny tears occur in the tissue.

The most common symptom of planar fasciitis is a burning or aching pain on the bottom of the foot, often near the heel, where this ligament attaches to the heel bone. It is often experienced in the mornings, because the ligament has had time to rest and relax during the evening, but then tightens up and becomes painful again when we put pressure on it by standing or walking. The pain tends to decrease with activity, but may recur after periods of walking or standing. Half of people diagnosed with plantar fasciitis say that their pain is constant; 90% say that it hurts when they press on the area around the heel.

There are many potential causes of plantar fasciitis. Overuse during exercise or physical activity is one of the most common, and athletes who run, jump, or perform other repetitive movements that put pressure on the feet are prone to this condition. It may also be caused or aggravated by arthritis and diabetes, especially in the elderly. Interestingly enough, one of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis is wearing the wrong shoes. Shoes with little or no arch support or that provide insufficient support or cushioning can put strain on the tendons and, over time, cause plantar fasciitis. Improper footwear is even more likely to be a cause if you have flat feet, high arches, overpronation, or underpronation. Being overweight also places additional strain on your feet that can lead to this condition.

Whatever the cause, plantar fasciitis can take all the fun out of walking or even moving around easily. More important, it is a condition that should be diagnosed and, if present, treated early, before it becomes more serious. Traditional medical treatment of plantar fasciitis tends to focus on reducing the pain (via anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen or more serious pain relievers) and alleviating pressure on the heel. Unfortunately, this regimen does not address the potential causes of the disorder. For many, chiropractic manipulation of the feet and related joints (in addition to traditional approaches such as the use of ice packs and avoiding for a time the movements that seem to exacerbate the pain) may help to restore a proper range of motion, and thus remove the cause of the problem. In addition, ultrasound may be used to facilitate healing to the foot or MLS Laser Therapy with the M6 Laser to help reduce inflammation, pain and regenerate damaged tissues. Massage Therapy may also be beneficial to alleviate tight muscles in the foot and restore proper range of motion.

In addition, our chiropractors at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa– those who specialize in sports medicine – may be able to analyze patients' gait (how they walk or run) and thus recommend better footwear.  There are many exercises and lifestyle changes that Dr. Kollias or Dr. Karen can recommend be performed at home which can also help, such as stretching and self-massage performed in the evenings and mornings. How quickly these therapies may provide relief depends of course on each individual case, but relief can be found.

 

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457

www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com


By contactus@sheldonroadchiropractic.com
September 11, 2015
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Dave shares his personal success story with Spinal Decompression therapy using the DRX9000 here in Tampa at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy to treat his disc condition with Dr. George Kollias.

For more detailed information regarding this non-invasive & corrective treatment, click here.


 

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626
813.884.1457
www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com