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December 20, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

Find out how spinal decompression could alleviate your chronic back and neck pain.

Are you dealing with lower back pain or neck problems that you can’t seem to treat successfully? Are these symptoms making it difficult tospinal decompression sit at your office desk or get around throughout the day? If you said yes, our Tampa, FL, chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, can provide a variety of non-surgical, drug-free, and safe treatment options to alleviate musculoskeletal complaints such as back and neck pain. One such treatment option is spinal decompression.

What is spinal decompression?

Here at our Tampa, FL, office, we offer DRX9000 spinal decompression, which is a special device that helps to gently and safely stretch and lightly pull different areas of the body to take pressure off the spine. It will also gently realign the spine, which can take pressure off irritated and pinched nerves. Spinal decompression also increases blood flow to these areas, which helps facilitate faster healing.

What can spinal decompression treat?

There are a variety of symptoms and conditions that spinal decompression can help treat. You may benefit from spinal decompression if you are dealing with back or neck pain as a result of,

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated or bulging discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis

If you aren’t sure whether or not spinal decompression can alleviate your back or neck pain, our chiropractic specialist will be able to evaluate your symptoms during your consultation to determine if this is the best treatment option for you.

How many spinal decompression sessions will I need?

Most spinal decompression sessions last about 25 to 30 minutes and the number of sessions you will require will depend on the cause and severity of your symptoms. Spinal decompression may also be used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments to help manage your back pain more effectively.

If you are interested in learning more about spinal decompression and how it can benefit you, call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, today to ask any questions you have or to schedule a consultation. Our number is (813) 884-1457.


I would like to officially welcome Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo to the staff at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy!  Dr. Liz is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College who practiced in Torrington Connecticut for 7 years prior to moving to the Tampa Bay area. We are all very excited to have Dr. Liz join our staff! Click HERE to learn more about Dr. Gionfriddo.

We appreciate everyone that allows our office to continue to treat their health care needs. Come say hello and welcome Dr. Liz!


-Dr. Kollias





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By Dr. Georgo Kollias
January 29, 2018
Category: Chiropractor


In order to better serve our patients, Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy has expanded our team of healthcare professionals by adding Dr. Autumn Scaz D.C.  In light of this exciting change we are expanding our hours to give our patient's even more options  to receive the very best Chiropractic care regardless of your busy schedule!


Starting on January 20th 2018 we will be open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm in addition to our regular office hours which are posted below.


Our fully updated hours are as follows:

Monday:          09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  |   02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday:          09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  |    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Wednesday:    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  |    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Thursday:        09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  |     02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Friday:               09:00 AM - 01:00 PM |    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Saturday:         09:00 AM - 01:00 PM  |    Closed

Sunday:            Closed            


December 02, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

Find out how spinal decompression could help reduce pain and other issues to make moving easier on your body.

Do you suffer from back pain? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Countless Americans suffer in silence with back pain. You may have tried spinal decompressionheat or ice to soothe the area. You may have tried over-the-counter pain relievers. Or perhaps you’ve even tried more ergonomic ways to work at your desk every day. But if these changes aren’t fixing it then it’s time you turned to our Tampa, FL chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias and Dr. Karen Derr, to see if spinal decompression could finally give you the relief you want.

What is spinal decompression?
Spinal decompression therapy is when the spine is both stretched and relaxed through therapeutic techniques to reduce symptoms and improve how the spine functions and moves.

During the session you will lie on a motorized table where we will then place a harness around your hips. The harness will also be attached to the table. While the upper portion of the table is immobile, the lower half is able to move back and forth to help provide the traction needed to stretch out the spine and take pressure off certain disks or regions. And you’ll be happy to know that this procedure is completely painless.

Who can benefit from this chiropractic treatment in Tampa?
Those dealing with persistent back pain, as well as those suffering from herniated and bulging disks, neck pain and sciatica can often find amazing relief through spinal decompression therapy.

Who isn’t a good candidate for spinal decompression?
While spinal decompression is a safe and effective way to alleviate back problems, there are some people that just aren’t ideal candidates for treatment including:

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Those who’ve had a spinal fusion
  • Those with broken vertebrae
  • Those who have an artificial disk in their spine
  • Those who have had multiple back surgeries

How many sessions will I need?
Each session lasts about 30 to 45 minutes and several sessions are always recommended. Depending on the type and severity of your symptoms you may require between 15 to 30 sessions in order to achieve the full results. Sometimes our chiropractic specialist in Tampa will recommend getting spinal decompression in conjunction with other options like laser therapy, heat or ice therapy or electric stimulation. We may also offer up some lifestyle changes such as performing certain exercises each day or taking nutritional supplements to improve your health and prevent back pain.

Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy is here to provide a host of chiropractic treatments that cater to your needs and problems. We are here to shed light on your issues and also provide you with comfort and pain relief when you need it most. Call us today!