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By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
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.

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
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.

By SHELDON ROAD CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY
June 27, 2019
Category: Chiropractor

How your chiropractors in Tampa, FL, can help you

If you are suffering from back pain and have been told that you need disc surgery, you may have another alternative. The chiropractors at back painSheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, offer a wide range of chiropractic services, including two non-invasive alternatives to disc surgery. They can help you and your back feel better without going under the knife.
 
Disc surgery alternatives
There are many problems that have a direct effect on your back—spinal stenosis, arthritis, degenerative joint disease, and other conditions can all cause disc problems and significant back pain. Your mobility and flexibility can decrease, and before you know it, you are stuck on the couch.

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy they offer several alternatives to disc surgery. Consider:

Spinal decompression
Using a device known as the DRX9000, this spinal decompression system stretches out compressed joints, releasing pinched nerves. As the pressure of compressed nerves is decreased, the flow of fluid, nutrients, and oxygen to your discs is increased, thus enhancing your function and flexibility. For more information on spinal decompression or to download a brochure on the DRX9000, please visit http://www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com/drx-9000.html

Laser therapy
Using the MLS laser, this treatment utilizes specific wavelengths of light to decrease inflammation and reduce pain. Laser therapy works on a cellular level to repair and speed up healing of your ligaments, tendons, and muscles. MLS laser therapy has been cleared by the FDA and has no negative side effects. For more information on MLS laser therapy, please visit http://www.tampalasertherapy.com/
 
Need relief? Give us a call!
Disc surgery can be debilitating, painful, and requires a few weeks of downtime. Why not try an alternative that can reduce your pain without drastic treatment? You and your body deserve a treatment that is minimally invasive, doesn’t require incisions, and has no side effects.

To find out more about the alternatives to disc surgery, talk with the experts. Call the chiropractors at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL today by dialing (813) 884-1457.

By SHELDON ROAD CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY
August 02, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

Our DRX9000 spinal decompression treatment can alleviate back pain and other problems.

Have you been diagnosed with a herniated disc, degenerative joint disease, sciatica, or other back problems? If so, then you may feel like back painback pain, stiffness, and other problems are just a normal part of your every day, but they don’t have to be. Our Tampa, FL, chiropractors - Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo, and Dr. Autumn Scaz - are here to tell you how our DRX9000 spinal decompression device could finally provide you with the pain relief you’ve been looking for.

What is spinal decompression therapy?

Spinal decompression treatment is a safe, effective, and non-invasive therapy to alleviate a variety of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions including neck and back pain. This alternative therapy can be a great source of relief for those dealing with herniated or bulging discs, as well as a variety of different joint disorders. If you are dealing with any of these issues then you could be a great candidate for spinal decompression therapy in Tampa.

How does the DRX9000 spinal decompression device work?

While most people think about chiropractic care and immediately conjure up images of manual manipulation (in which a chiropractor applies pressure with their hands to certain areas of the body to correct misalignments in the spine), this treatment uses a revolutionary machine that helps stretch the joints of the spine to take pressure off the discs and to reduce pain and stiffness while restoring mobility and promoting better blood flow and oxygen to these areas to repair damage.

During this treatment, you will lie on your back as the machine gently stretches areas of the spine. This treatment is completely painless, and some patients even report experiencing immediate relief. Of course, it is not uncommon for patients to require multiple sessions over the course of several months in order to feel long-term relief.

Here at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, we believe that pain shouldn’t be the norm. We offer a full range of therapeutic services to complement your treatment plan and to help your body heal faster. Call our Tampa, FL, chiropractic office today to schedule a consultation with us.