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Posts for: June, 2015

This article discusses the appearance by Dr. Patrick Defazio D.C. on the Dr. Phil show to discuss Chiropractic's role in Healthcare.A link to the full article appears at the bottom of this post.

Talking Chiropractic on Dr. Phil:

On the morning of Feb. 23, 2012, history was made when Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, a doctor of chiropractic and the president of Parker University in Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Patrick DeFazio, a Los Angeles doctor of chiropractic, were filmed for an upcoming episode of the "Dr. Phil" show at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, Calif.

This was chiropractic's first appearance on the popular daytime talk show, which is broadcast on 220 television stations across the U.S. and in more than 40 countries worldwide. Nearly 21 million viewers tune in weekly to hear the advice given by Dr. Phil McGraw, a clinical psychologist with 25 years in practice, and the show's online presence is over 2 million unique viewers/followers per day.

The segment, which airs this Wednesday, March 14, began with Dr. Phil introducing Dr. Mancini as his chiropractor for 14 years and author of the book The Power of Self-Healing: Unlock Your Natural Healing Potential in 21 Days! This introduction set the stage for Dr. Mancini to talk about his book and the concepts of chiropractic. He stated that "the only way to truly fulfill your life potential is to fulfill your health potential." Dr. Mancini added that the difference between chiropractic and what he called the "sick care system" in the U.S. is that "we see patients as [people, not just diseases]."

Dr. Phil reinforced this notion, telling viewers, "I got chiropractic treatment from you [Dr. Mancini] 2 or 3 times a week." He went on to introduce his current personal chiropractor, Dr. DeFazio, who was given an opportunity to talk more about chiropractic and how it can, among other benefits, help relieve stresses on the body.



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10930 Sheldon Road
Tampa, FL 33626

About a third of the millions of people who make appointments with chiropractors every year seek relief from back pain. Back pain can be acute, meaning it happens suddenly, lasts 6 weeks or less and often clears up on its own; or back pain can be chronic, meaning it comes on gradually and lasts 3 months or more. Chronic back pain can be particularly debilitating and can limit movement and mobility.

Traditional treatments for back pain usually include medication, physical therapy, surgery or steroid injections. While these treatments may provide symptomatic relief, they do not address the root cause of the pain. They can also be painful and expensive to carry out.

The foundation of chiropractic care for chronic back pain is the understanding that misaligned vertebrae can cause the pain. This misalignment can result in many additional problems, such as headaches, body pains and impaired joint mobility. Chiropractic treatment aims to restore alignment to the vertebrae, returning natural health to the spine and all the body parts the spinal nerves serve.

Chiropractors believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractic care avoids medications and their possible side effects, and it also avoids surgery. As an example of the differences in treatment, surgeons may remove a herniated disk from the spine in order to relieve pressure on the nerves, while chiropractors use non-invasive spinal manipulation to achieve the same result.

Your chiropractor will treat your chronic pain based on the vertebral misalignments found in your body. A quick, sudden force is applied to the appropriate vertebrae in order to restore the motion of the joint. Another common treatment for chronic pain is known as the flexion-distraction technique. This treatment involves a special table that stretches the spine. It is particularly effective in treating injuries to the discs that have been the cause of long-term back pain.

Chronic back pain will probably also require additional treatments such as massage, exercise, and perhaps physical therapy. In some instances, additional treatment such as Spinal Decompression with the DRX 9000 or MLS Laser Therapy with the M6 Laser may be recommended depending on the condition presented. A good chiropractor will work with other health professionals as needed to ensure you get the best possible treatment for your pain. He or she will also look at the entire picture of your life, including your diet, health habits, medical history, family history, and other conditions you may have. This approach is holistic and has a better chance of eliminating the root cause of your chronic back pain than traditional treatments that only work on the symptoms! 


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


The Doctor's and Staff at Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy would like to show their community support for the Tampa Bay Lightning, competing for the 2015 Stanley Cup!

Let's Go Bolts!

Be the Thunder!









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



Here are just a few benefits of Massage/Manual Therapy:

  • Alleviates headache-associated pain
  • Helps improve your ability to walk with a normal and balanced gait
  • Helps lower your blood pressure
  • Improves your breathing as a result of a more relaxed diaphragm
  • Improves your range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility
  • Increases your blood flow, which aids in the healing process and allows muscles to work more efficiently
  • Reduces stiffness, pain and muscle tension
  • Stimulates the body to release helpful chemicals such as endorphins


Massage/manual therapy techniques can vary greatly dependant upon the needs of the patient, as well as vary between different therapeutic approaches by the therapist. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, we offer several varieties of massage/manual therapy to meet the needs of each individual. Some of the techniques we offer include: Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Muscle Energy Massage and Neuromuscular therapy.

All of our therapist at Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy offer their own unique approach to facilitate relaxation and aid in the healing process. At any time, feel free to request to work with the therapist of your choice.

Our Massage/Manual therapy schedule is as follows:

Monday:      9 am - 1 pm:  (2 therapist available) 
                    2pm - 6pm:    (2 therapist available) 

Tuesday:     9 am - 1pm:   (1 therapist available) 

Wednesday:  9am - 1pm:  (2 therapist available) 
                      2pm - 6pm:  (2 therapist available) 

Thursday:    9am - 1pm:  (1 therapist available) 

Friday:        9am - 1pm:   (2 therapist available) 
                   2pm - 6pm:   (2 therapist available) 

Saturday:    9am - 1pm:   (2 therapist available) 

The benefits of massage therapy/manual therapy are endless! Our office truly appreciates and looks forward to the oppertunity to work with you & your friends or family.

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