Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy's Blog
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.

October 15, 2018
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October has been special with *two* massage drawings taking place simultaneously!

First, for our National Chiropractic Month massage drawing the lucky winner is Meaghan Leto! Congratulations!!

As a reminder, for our regular monthly massage drawing all you have to do is "Like" us on Facebook or "Follow" us on Instagram and one winner will be selected randomly around the 15th of every month.  The winner for our regular monthly drawing this October is Becky Thwaites! Congratulations!!

For each of our winners please feel free to call the office and schedule with the therapist of your choice at 813.884.1457.

If you haven't done so already, "Like" us on Facebook here or "Follow" us on Instagram by clicking here to be automatically entered for our future monthly drawings. Thank you everyone and good luck for our next drawing around the 15th of November!

September 17, 2018
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Today is the day we announce our massage drawing winner! We would like to thank  everyone who participated by either liking us on Facebook or following us on Instagram. The winner for the one hour massage for the month of September is Teresa Kee! Please contact our office at 813.884.1457 to schedule the massage with the therapist of your choice.

This drawing typically takes place around the 15th of every month. Stay tuned we will be completing our next drawing in mid October. To qualify, all you have to do is like us on Facebook here or follow us on Instgram by clicking here. Once you have completed either of those, you will automatically be entered for all of our future drawings. Best of luck on our October drawing!

August 15, 2018
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It's the moment we have all been waiting for.. the massage drawing winner announcement!

First, we would like to thank all of those who participated! Now we would like to congratulate Bill Carovano for being our 1 hour massage winner for the month of August!!

Please call our office at 813.884.1457 to schedule the 1 hour massage with the therapist of your choice. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm (lunch from 1pm -2pm) & Saturday 9am to 1pm.

Everyone don't forget to keep an eye out for our drawing around the middle of September too!

Remember, to qualify all you have to do is Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Instgram!

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