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By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
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.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
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.

Your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, can help with auto accident treatment so you feel better fast

Auto accidents can be scary. The truth is, you may not know how badly you’ve been hurt until days, weeks, or even months afterward. Your body absorbs the shock of the impact, and the damage done isn’t always obvious. The good news is, your chiropractor can help you feel better.

Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, offer a wide variety of chiropractic and wellness services, including auto accident treatment.

Different impacts can affect your body in different ways:

  • A front impact can result in injury or damage to areas of your chest and lower limbs with a seatbelt, and injury or damage to your face and head without a seatbelt.
  • A side impact can result in injury or damage to areas of your chest, lower limbs, head, abdomen, and internal organs.
  • A rear impact can result in injury or damage to your head, neck, chest, and spine.

If you are involved in an auto accident, there are a few steps you should take immediately. You need to:

  • Place ice on the injury for 15 minutes several times a day for the first few days to reduce swelling
  • Rest for the first 24 hours after the auto accident
  • Use heat after the first few days to relax strained muscles
  • Take over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Do gentle stretches to keep yourself flexible and prevent muscle stiffness.

See your chiropractor as soon as you can after the auto accident. There are often injuries you may not know about including strained muscles, tendons, or ligaments, bruising, or bone alignment problems.

Depending on your injuries, your chiropractor may recommend:

  • Therapeutic massage to relieve swelling, and reduce muscle tension and pain
  • Manual manipulation targeting injured joints to increase range-of-motion
  • Adjustment techniques to help with bone realignment
  • Electrical stimulation to increase circulation and reduce stiffness

An auto accident doesn’t have to put you on the couch! To find out more about how your chiropractors can help you recover from an auto accident, call Drs. George Kollias, Autumn Scaz, and Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, at (813) 884-1457. Call now!

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
February 19, 2021
Tags: Sciatica  

Living with sciatica can make even the most basic of your everyday activities a painful endeavor. Around 40 percent of people will experience it during their lifetime and it can become more frequent as you get older.

There are steps you can take at home to ease the discomfort, as well as to help prevent it, but for more information consult with your Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy.

Sciatica is a condition caused when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. This is often due to injury to the area surrounding the nerve, typically the vertebrae.

Home Care

When you first begin to feel the discomfort associated with sciatica, ice can help with the inflammation and the pain. Use it for 20 minutes at a time throughout the day, making sure not to apply the ice directly to the skin. After a few days, it's recommended that you switch to heat packs and alternate between cold and hot treatments if necessary.

Over-the-counter pain relievers can similarly help with immediate symptoms. But for longer-term relief exercise can be your best option. Routine activity releases endorphins, a natural pain reliever in your body.

To help prevent future problems it's important that you emphasize maintaining a good posture, especially as you work, whether at a desk or in a more active work environment and remember to exercise to strengthen your muscles.

If your discomfort from a current episode doesn't subside after home treatments, then it's time to seek professional help.

Chiropractor Treatment in Tampa, FL

Your chiropractor will focus on helping you achieve spinal mobility with adjustments, as well as to relieve pressure and pain through massage therapy. To learn more about possible treatments and to schedule your appointment today, call Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, and Dr. Pally of Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, by dialing (813) 884-1457.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
December 14, 2020
Tags: back pain  

Can a chiropractor help me with my back pain?

Painkillers just aren’t cutting it these days, and even just sitting at your desk is causing excruciating pain. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit our Tampa, FL, chiropractor. A chiropractor can provide many people with the relief they need from acute and chronic forms of back pain. Of course, it also depends on what’s causing your back pain in the first place.

What causes back pain?

There are countless reasons you could be dealing with back pain. Some of the most common causes include,

  • Poor posture
  • Strained or sprained muscles
  • Fractures
  • Injuries fall, and accidents
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease (usually occurs with age)
  • Spinal stenosis (usually occurs in people over 60 years old)
  • Pinched nerve

You may find that being sedentary, heavy lifting, and wearing certain shoes such as high heels may also exacerbate your back pain. Since people dealing with chronic back pain are more likely to miss days of work, have their work performance negatively impacted by their health, and also be prone to depression and anxiety; therefore, it’s important to find out what’s causing your back pain so you can get the treatment you need to manage your symptoms. Our Tampa, FL, chiropractor can perform a comprehensive examination to determine what’s causing your back pain.

How is back pain treated?

The purpose of chiropractic care is to reduce pain and other symptoms you are experiencing by improving how your body functions as a whole. While taking pain relievers can help ease the pain it won’t treat the underlying problem. This is why chiropractic interventions and other treatments are required in order to figure out what’s going on. Common ways for a chiropractor to treat back pain include,

  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Special exercises
  • Ergonomic recommendations
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Heat and cold therapies

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Wellness Therapy also offers DRX900 nonsurgical spinal decompression therapy, which can provide relief from back pain caused by bulging herniated or protruded discs, as well as sciatica. If you are dealing with severe and chronic forms of back pain that you’re having trouble treating effectively, this spinal decompression therapy may finally provide you with relief.

If you are interested in learning more about your back pain treatment options then schedule a consultation with our Tampa, FL, chiropractor to learn more. Call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy today at (813) 884-1457.