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Has a car accident left you with pain and musculoskeletal injuries?

We know how scary a car accident can be, and it can be even scarier when you end up dealing with pain and other problems as a result. If whiplash-car-accidentyou are dealing with whiplash, back pain or other injuries our Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally can help you recover faster. Here are the benefits of undergoing chiropractic treatment after an auto accident,


Reduce Inflammation

It’s common for a person in a car accident to sustain certain microtears in muscles or other soft tissue that may not be caught on a standard x-ray. If you wake up feeling sore the next day after a car accident you can blame these microtears and inflammation. A chiropractor can help realign the spine to trigger the body’s natural healing response, which can reduce inflammation to help your body mend the injured soft tissue quickly and naturally.


Treat Injuries

Symptoms don’t always appear right away after a car accident. It can take several hours or even days for neck and back pain, dizziness, nausea, soreness and stiffness to kick in. If you are dealing with whiplash (an injury that results in neck pain and limited mobility) it’s important that you see a chiropractor right away to avoid chronic pain.


Reduce Pain

One of the major benefits of chiropractic treatment is that it provides an effective pain management through regular spinal manipulation and other therapeutic techniques that are designed to promote better blood flow, reduce inflammation, restore mobility and speed up healing.


Enjoy Long-Term Benefits

By getting chiropractic treatment as soon as possible after a car accident you greatly reduce the risk of dealing with serious and potentially long-term complications. Even minor injuries can benefit from chiropractic care. Regular chiropractic treatment can even prevent certain musculoskeletal injuries.

After a car accident, it’s important that you give your body time and care to help it heal. The chiropractic team at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, can help you get back on your feet. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

April 10, 2019
Category: Therapy
Tags: Massage Therapy  

How your chiropractors in Tampa, Florida can help you feel better

Massage therapy is an ancient technique, but it’s also a very effective modern-day treatment. It works by relaxing tired, aching muscles, massage therapyand promoting a sense of overall health and well-being. The chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo and massage therapists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, Florida offer a full range of wellness services, including massage therapy to help you feel better.

Massage therapy helps you, your body, and your mind relax and relieve stress. It helps to calm every part of you, but that’s not all it can do. The truth is, massage therapy is used to help manage a number of medical conditions and to relieve pain from:

  • Migraines and facial muscles
  • Ligament, muscle, and tendon strain
  • Anxiety, insomnia, and stress management
  • Temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ, TMD)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve disorders
  • Asthma, common allergies, and other breathing issues
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint conditions

The stress of everyday life can affect your body in ways you can’t always see. Massage therapy helps to relieve stress by relaxing tense, tired muscles, allowing you to relax.

Massage therapy can also help if you’ve been in an accident or suffered a traumatic injury. Through massage, circulation is increased, which helps your body to heal. Massage also helps you retain full range of motion and strength by lengthening and relaxing tight muscles, tendons and ligaments.

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, you will experience focused pressure and hand movements on affected areas, relieving tension and calming your body and mind. Devices including massage tables, rollers, and other tools may be used to gently stretch muscles.

Massage therapy is just one of many wellness services available at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy. For a complete listing of therapies and treatments, please visit the Services page on the Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy website at http://www.sheldonroadchiropractic.com/services.html

Massage therapy can enhance your quality of life by promoting whole-body and mind wellness. Massage therapy can help take away your stress and pain, and help you live a better life. To find out more about massage therapy and other chiropractic services, call the chiropractors Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, and Dr. Gionfriddo and massage therapists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, Florida today!

March 07, 2019
Category: Therapy

Are you dealing with injuries from a car accident? Chiropractic care can help.

We know just how scary it can be to be involved in a car accident. Luckily, you walked away without so much as a scratch. Unfortunately, Injurysome injuries don’t always show up right away. Perhaps the next day you woke up with a painful neck or your back is stiff. If this is happening to you, our Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo may be able to help.

Auto Accident Injuries that Benefit from Chiropractic Care

While our Tampa, FL, chiropractic specialists won’t be able to treat all accident-related injuries, there is a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and symptoms that could benefit from what we can offer. These injuries include,

  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Back pain
  • Soft-tissue injuries (e.g. muscles; ligaments; tendons)
  • Emotional injuries (e.g. anxiety; stress)

The two most common complaints are neck and back pain. Whiplash results in the sudden jerking of the neck, which can injure soft tissue. Whiplash often results in pain and stiffness, as well as limited range of motion. Pain may get worse if left untreated so it’s important to talk to one of our specialists to find out if chiropractic care could improve your whiplash.

While it might not be surprising to hear that chiropractic care is able to improve your physical injuries you may be surprised to learn that it can also tackle emotional injuries, as well.

Spinal manipulation, or chiropractic adjustments can promote a sense of calm and relaxation, which can reduce stress and anxiety. If you are feeling anxious after your car accident (and we can understand why you might be feeling this way), getting regular chiropractic adjustments could improve your emotional and mental wellbeing as well as your physical health.

Chiropractic Treatment of Auto Injuries

The treatment plan we will map out for you will depend on the type and severity of your injuries. Our goal is to provide you with the proper care you need to avoid taking medication, which will only mask the pain but not treat the source.

Through treatments like regular spinal manipulation, rehabilitative exercises, ultrasound or electrical stimulation, we can improve pain, soreness and stiffness while restoring full function and mobility to the musculoskeletal system as a whole.

Are you dealing with musculoskeletal injuries due to a car or occupational incident? If so, find out how we can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL, today.

By Dr. George Kollias
May 15, 2012
Category: Therapy
Tags: Tennis Elbow  

Tennis ElbowTennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a condition of the elbow caused by overuse. It causes inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow when these muscles are used repeatedly.

Contrary to its name, you don’t have to be a tennis player to get tennis elbow. The condition can be caused by any activity that involves repeated twisting of the wrist. Plumbers, chefs, construction workers and even those who frequently use a computer mouse are also prone to the condition.

Symptoms of tennis elbow develop slowly, getting worse over weeks and months. The most common symptoms include:

  • Elbow pain that gradually worsens
  • Pain radiating from the outside of the elbow to the forearm when doing anything that requires a twisting a motion
  • Weak grasp, making it difficult to open a door, shake hands or hold a coffee mug

Let’s face it—tennis elbow is painful and debilitating. Traditional treatment options include:

  • Rest. Can take several weeks for arm to heal and recover.
  • Activity modification. Changing your form or modifying equipment used in your sport or activity can sometimes help relieve pain.
  • Bracing. Wearing a brace on the forearm may help reduce symptoms.
  • Injection therapy. Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation have been effective in the short term.
  • Surgery. When symptoms don’t improve after conservative treatment, surgery may be suggested to repair damaged tissues, in which case extensive rehabilitation and recovery would follow.

Unfortunately, many people continue to suffer from tennis elbow for years despite their best efforts to utilize common treatment methods. The repeated attempts to relieve the pain and regain mobility have ultimately been ineffective.

MLS Laser Therapy in Tampa for Tennis Elbow

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a manual laborer, you want to return to your active lifestyle quickly and without medication or surgery.  New clinical evidence from the BMJ medical journal is saying that’s possible with Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

Low Level Laser Therapy is a safe and non-invasive alternative to tennis elbow treatment.  Dr. Kollias, Tampa chiropractor, offers the most powerful form of LLLT, called MLS Laser Therapy.  This advanced low level laser works by accelerating the healing process to decrease inflammation and pain without drugs or invasive measures. Unlike other traditional treatments, MLS Laser Therapy has no known negative side effects, and it works quickly with a series of short treatments that last just minutes in duration.


By Dr. George Kollias
May 01, 2012
Category: Therapy

Back Pain
Everyone suffers from occasional muscle pain. But one type of muscle discomfort, myofascial pain syndrome, can last for days on end.  Myofascial pain syndrome is the most common cause of undiagnosed aches and pain, such as chronic headaches and back pain. This musculoskeletal condition is characterized by persistent pain originating from trigger points (sensitive points in your muscles) all over the body.

There’s no known cause of myofascial pain syndrome. However, strains or injuries to the muscles, ligaments or tendons may aggravate the condition.  The most common symptom of myofascial pain syndrome is long lasting or persistent muscle pain in areas such as the back, neck, shoulders, and chest.  Other common symptoms of myofascial pain may include:

  • A tender knot in a muscle
  • A deep, aching pain in a muscle
  • Reduced range of motion in the affected area
  • A feeling of weakness in the affected muscle
  • Pain that persists or worsens
  • Pain that interferes with sleep

The most commonly used interventions for treatment include physical therapy, injection therapy, pain medication and massage.  But more recently, a study by the International Association for the Study of Pain has found strong evidence for Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and its ability to effectively inhibit pain and inflammation caused by myofascial pain syndrome.

Also known as Cold Laser Therapy, LLLT was recently approved by the FDA and is a remarkably effective treatment for myofascial pain and many other chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Kollias is one of the few chiropractors in Tampawho can offer LLLT. He has had great success in using this breakthrough technology for the treatment of chronic myofascial pain.

The low level laser treatment has several advantages compared to other short-term or intrusive procedures. LLLT eliminates pain and inflammation, promotes natural healing without the use of medication, is safe and non-invasive, and improves the overall quality of life.

Unlike most lasers, LLLT is “cold.”  Heat is not used on the body’s tissues, but rather it gently stimulates nerve cells to repair damage. Each treatment session takes only a few minutes, and results are long lasting with many patients feeling improvement right away.

To learn more about LLLT, contact Dr. Kollias. Find out if you are a candidate for Low Level Laser Therapy, and say goodbye to your chronic pain once and for all.