Osteoporosis

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

Chiropractic Care

Each year more than 15 million Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels and much more.

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is a technique used by health professionals to treat serious back and neck pain conditions. It is utilized primarily for treating disc herniations or disc bulge, sciatica, degenerative joint disease (DJD), and facet joint syndrome. It also shows promise in treating certain forms of spinal stenosis.

 

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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the most relaxing and healthy things that you can do for your body and mind. Massage therapy stimulates circulation, reduces tension in tight or spasmed muscles and can have other health benefits such improved nervous system functioning, enhanced skin tone, fewer headaches and migraines, better sleep, and reduction of stress. 

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Cold Laser Therapy

MLS Laser therapy is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for the variuos conditions. Whether you have a sports injury, lower back pain, arthritis of a joint or golfers elbow, MLS can help you achieve your optimal health. 

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Auto Accident Recovery

Sheldon Road Chiropractic in Tampa understands the many ways a car accident can impact your life. Our caring and experienced doctors and staff know how important it is to not only decrease your pain and improve your mobility, but also to properly prevent issues that may not appear for months or even years after your car accident.

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Osteoporosis is a gradual disintegration of bone and it can have a devastating impact on the joints and vertebrae of your spine.

Osteoporosis causes the loss of mass and density in bones, making them highly susceptible to fractures. If the bones in your spine become weak and spongy, your spine gradually compresses, sometimes impinging nerves and causing pain and other problems. Additionally, the spinal compression affects internal organs, leading to other problems. People with advanced osteoporosis sometimes take on a hunchback shape.

Osteoporosis is caused by a deficiency of calcium in the body. Smoking and alcohol consumption both interfere with calcium absorption. Other factors, such as stress, diabetes, menopause, lack of exercise, and even overuse of laxatives, have been associated with osteoporosis.

Women who smoke are at a significantly higher risk of having osteoporosis than any other demographic because long-term smoking causes a decrease in the body's estrogen levels.

Spinal osteoporosis is hard to spot in its early stages. In advanced stages, people complain of chronic pain, loss of mobility, and shorter or humped-over stature.