Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy's Blog
August 24, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Massage Therapy  

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally take pride in providing their patients with holistic wellness and comprehensive treatment for back pain, acute or chronic injury, sports rehabilitation, and more. As a part of serving the Tampa, FL community, massage therapy is one of our cornerstone treatment modalities. Learn more about how you can start receiving the health benefits of massage therapy below.

Why Massage Therapy?

When most people think about chiropractic care, they think about chiropractic adjustments. However, total chiropractic care involves a look at the entire body, caring for the muscles and surrounding tissue just as much as the joints to which they attach. Therefore, we regularly employ massage therapy for its wealth of therapeutic benefits. 

According to West Virginia Medicine, regular massage therapy can:

  • Reduce pain in the lower back and increase range of motion
  • Kick start the lymphatic flow, activating the body's defense against illness
  • Help athletes recover from high-intensity training sessions
  • Stretch and exercise tight muscles
  • Improve flexibility at the joint
  • Decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Catalyze tissue regeneration
  • Reduce post-op or post-injury swelling
  • Relax cramping or spasms in muscles
  • Soothe tired, overused muscles
  • Release endorphins
  • Alleviate headache and migraine pain

Other Common Applications Of Massage Therapy


According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, weekly massage can soothe knee osteoarthritis compared to other methods of standard care. It's also been shown to alleviate pain, anxiety, and grip strength in those who suffer from arthritic hands.

Back pain

If you think massage, you typically think about back pain. And why not? It's a great way to treat both neck and back pain.

Alongside anecdotal evidence that getting a massage relieves tension in those areas, evidence shows its application. The Annals of Internal Medicine confirmed that regular massage effectively treats back pain in a study that reduced pain, made it easier to perform daily tasks, and left participants less reliant on drugs to feel better. In short - massage can take a painful existence and turn it into a pain-free one. 

Get in touch for massage therapy today!

Contact Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL at 813-884-1457 to get started with massage therapy and finally find pain relief now.

August 03, 2021
Tags: back pain   chiropractor  

Back pain is truly an uncomfortable experience that ranges from slight aches to the inability to move without experiences sharp pains. Back pain is something that affect many Americans, and the ability to complete even mundane tasks becomes difficult. This is because back pain affects everything we do. Chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL are ready to attend to any of your concerns and relieve your back pain.

Chiropractors can help back pain in the following ways:

  1. Manual Therapy. If a joint is not functioning appropriately, Dr. George Kollias would use manual therapy techniques to help the joint regain some function and mobility. This can include joint mobilizations via slow stretches of the joint, or through manipulation, which is a quicker but gentle motion that also stretches out the affected joint.
  2. Soft Tissue Therapy. Your chiropractor focuses on relaxing tight or sore muscles, and there are many ways to do so. Manual therapy is one way, but there is also trigger point therapy and soft tissue therapy using instruments. Trigger point therapy works by applying pressure on the tightest part of the muscle, and instrument-guided soft tissue therapy uses a tool or tools to apply pressure.
  3. Exercise Therapy or Self Management. Dr. George Kollias is able to give you a few exercises that you would be able to do in the comfort of your own home to relieve your back pain. This would also include methods that can aid you to have better posture so as to prevent the onset of more back pain.

Back pain is very uncomfortable and quite serious if not attended to. If you are suffering from back pain and wish to relieve your symptoms, or would like to know more information, please contact Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL at 813-884-1457 today.

June 16, 2021
Tags: back pain  

Back pain can take over your life and keep you from doing the things you love. If you are living with back pain in Tampa, FL, your chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally, can help keep you pain-free.

Back pain can be caused by injury, incorrect posture, or repetitive movements. You may also suffer from the following:

  • Muscle strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bulging disc
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal fracture
  • Scoliosis

Nonsurgical Relief for Your Back Pain in Tampa, FL

For mild back pain, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers, cold or warm compressions, and rest. If your pain is more severe or is not getting better, visit your chiropractors for diagnosis and treatment.

Surgery is a last resort for treating back pain. There are actually a variety of non-invasive treatments that can get you feeling your best.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is also known as nonsurgical decompression, and it is a non-invasive treatment that gently stretches the spine using motorized equipment or a traction table. It can help if you are suffering from arthritis, spinal injuries, herniated discs, pain from surgery, and posterior facet syndrome by relieving pain in the back or legs. It works by easing the pressure placed on the nerves and spine.

Laser Therapy

We offer hot and cold laser therapy to reduce back pain. Cold lasers work using a light that stimulates new tissue growth and works on a cellular level. This reduces inflammation, which will decrease pain and give you a better range of motion. MLS laser, on the other hand, uses heat to reduce swelling and inflammation.

If you suffer from back pain in Tampa, FL, you can find relief and get your full range of motion back with the help of your chiropractors. Call Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, and Dr. Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy at (813) 884-1457 to schedule an appointment.

April 05, 2021
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Beyond helping you relax, massage therapy can greatly improve your quality of life in more ways than you may think. The beneficial health effects range from pain management, to enhancing the way you perform everyday activities. To learn about all the ways that massage therapy can help you, get in contact with your local Tampa, FL, specialists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy.

Managing Stress

Indulging in a moment of relaxation is not a luxury, your mental wellbeing is as important as your physical one because they are interconnected. Stress can negatively impact your overall health and is even more damaging if you already suffer from a chronic condition, but the good news is that massage therapy can help you manage stress.

Managing Pain

Massage therapy is often recommended to those suffering from tension headaches and migraines and can be helpful for those dealing with pain in general. Especially if you are hoping to try a drug-free pain relief alternative.

Inflammation is often a source of pain and massage therapy can be targeted to help decrease it in the troublesome areas.

Everyday Benefits

Frequent massage therapy can, with time, help adjust your limbs and joints and thus provide you with a greater range of motion. It can also improve your posture and the way you walk, providing you with better balance. Both are benefits that can dramatically change the way you tackle everyday life.

Many eventually experience a boost to their energy because of all the physical improvements and better sleep habits as a result of a reduction in stress, among other everyday positive effects.

Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL

The only way to really find out how massage therapy can make your everyday life better is to experience it for yourself. So if you live in Tampa, FL, or nearby, make an appointment today at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy by dialing (813) 884-1457.

April 02, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: neck pain  

Your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, can help with your neck pain.

Acute or chronic neck pain can have a dramatic effect on your life. The constant stabbing pain when you turn your head can make it hard to move. The dull ache of your neck muscles can make it difficult to concentrate. In short, neck pain can make you miserable. The good news is, your chiropractor can help you feel better.

The experienced doctors at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, offer comprehensive chiropractic and wellness services, including treatment for neck pain.

Acute neck pain can be caused by suffering whiplash due to a car accident, trauma from a sports injury, and more. Chronic neck pain can be caused by poor posture, degenerative joint disease, arthritis, or other medical conditions.

Whether your neck pain is acute or chronic, there are a few simple tips you can try to get relief, including:

  • Applying ice to the area several times each day to decrease swelling
  • Applying heat to the area to relax tense muscles
  • Gently stretching to relieve stiffness and retain range-of-motion
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medications

For moderate to severe neck pain that isn’t relieved with home therapies, it’s best to visit your chiropractor. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, your chiropractor will examine your neck and cervical vertebrae, check your posture and range-of-motion, and possibly order x-rays of your neck.

After a thorough evaluation, your chiropractor will develop an individualized treatment plan to help you get relief from neck pain. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Cervical adjustment
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Laser therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching and exercising

You don't have to suffer from neck pain when help is just a phone call away. To find out more about relieving neck pain and other chiropractic and wellness services, call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, at (813) 884-1457 today!

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