Ice Therapy

The more you understand your body and how it functions, the better equipped you'll be at taking care of yourself to achieve optimal health. Our team of chiropractic professionals empower patients to take charge of your own health and future, educating you about your condition to decrease your need for future care. We've included the Patient Education section on our website to provide you with valuable, practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. We hope you will turn to these pages whenever you have a question about health related issues and urge you to contact our practice at any time to make an appointment with one of our chiropractors.

Chiropractic Care

Each year more than 15 million Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels and much more.

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression therapy is a technique used by health professionals to treat serious back and neck pain conditions. It is utilized primarily for treating disc herniations or disc bulge, sciatica, degenerative joint disease (DJD), and facet joint syndrome. It also shows promise in treating certain forms of spinal stenosis.


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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the most relaxing and healthy things that you can do for your body and mind. Massage therapy stimulates circulation, reduces tension in tight or spasmed muscles and can have other health benefits such improved nervous system functioning, enhanced skin tone, fewer headaches and migraines, better sleep, and reduction of stress. 

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Cold Laser Therapy

MLS Laser therapy is a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for the variuos conditions. Whether you have a sports injury, lower back pain, arthritis of a joint or golfers elbow, MLS can help you achieve your optimal health. 

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Auto Accident Recovery

Sheldon Road Chiropractic in Tampa understands the many ways a car accident can impact your life. Our caring and experienced doctors and staff know how important it is to not only decrease your pain and improve your mobility, but also to properly prevent issues that may not appear for months or even years after your car accident.

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In many cases, temporary pain and even additional injury can be minimized and even avoided by a simple application of ice. Ice, applied in a timely manner and in an appropriate way, can reduce inflammation. Inflammation left unchecked can allow the source of the pain to continue doing damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other structures.

Ice causes the veins in the affected tissue area to constrict. This reduces the flow of blood while acting as kind of anesthetic to numb the pain. But when the ice is removed (and this is key), the veins compensate by expanding, which then allows a large volume of blood to rush to the affected area. The blood brings with it important chemicals that aid in the healing process.

Back and neck injuries frequently involve muscle sprains and strained ligaments, which can spasm and become inflamed.

Ice massage, or cryotherapy, is effectively used to treat many kinds of injuries, including those associated with back or neck pain.

Ice massage can provide a number of benefits, including:

  • Assisting the body in minimizing tissue damage
  • Mitigating muscle spasms
  • Reducing or eliminating pain by numbing sore soft tissues

Ice therapy is not recommended as a form of treatment for any kinds of rheumatoid arthritis, Raynaud's Syndrome (a circulatory disorder of blood vessels of the extremities), colds or allergic conditions, paralysis, or areas of impaired sensation.