Heat 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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While ice therapy is used to reduce swelling, heat therapy is used to relax the muscles and increase circulation. Both kinds of therapy help reduce pain.

Heat therapy is often used in patients who have chronic or long-lasting pain. Heat therapy can involve many kinds of methods, from simple heating pads, wraps, and warm gel packs, to sophisticated techniques, such as therapeutic ultrasound.

Back injuries can create tension and stiffness in the muscles and soft tissues of the lumbar region, or lower back. In many cases, your circulation may be impeded.

The tension in the muscles can sometimes escalate to spasms.

Heat therapy:

  • Dilates the blood vessels of the affected muscles, allowing them to relax and begin healing.
  • Helps lower discomfort by reducing the amount of pain signals going to the brain.
  • Increases the ability of your muscles to easily flex and stretch, thereby decreasing stiffness.

Heat therapy, as well as ice therapy, are normally parts of an overall chiropractic treatment plan and rarely accomplish maximum results without it.

Heat therapy is not used on swollen or bruised tissues, or in patients who have dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, open wounds, and cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension.