Shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, Chiropractic, Tampa

Frozen shoulder

Today thought, frozen shoulders aka adhesive capsulitis.  If you ever had one you know they are incredibly painful, but did you know that these can be prevented?!?  I just helped a patient prevent her shoulder from getting any worse.  It was already showing signs of become frozen, but with proper therapy and Chiropractic care we helped her get better quickly and back to her normal life with no pain or restrictions!  So you don’t have to have back pain or neck pain to seek out a chiropractor,  we can help with all kinds of musculoskeletal pain!

as always we are located in Tampa, near Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Westchase, Lutz, Odessa, Oldsmar, and Town n’ Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy Tampa Fl. 33625

X-ray, back pain, neck pain, Chiropractic

Why do i need an X-ray?

Sometimes i am confronted with this question.  If you have neck pain or back pain, don’t you want your doctor to see your spine?  Chances are your X-rays will not show any serious pathology like cancer or a fracture, but wouldn’t you want to know that?  In addition, I want to know the quality of the disc spaces or the amount of degeneration that has occurred in your spine.  Would you want your airplane pilot to fly with blind folds on?  Well in my humble opinion that’s what its like treating patients without X-rays.  We strive to do whats best for our patients no matter what, do the right thing and be a detailed as possible with the history, exam and of course imaging studies.  Chiropractic care is based on realigning the spine and removing interference to the nervous system from vertebral misalignments. X-rays are a vital part of that diagnosis.

As always we are accepting new patients.

We are located in Tampa, Citrus park, near Carrollwood, Westchase, Odessa, Lutz, and Town N’ Country

 

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625

Are you spending your life sitting all day?

Today i want to talk about sitting.  It seems that some of my worse low back pain and neck pain patients are mostly desk workers.  alot of us spend years in school bent over our laptop or books, then we enter the workforce to sit for 8 hrs a day.  All this lack of activity is obviously making us overweight and unhealthy, But what is that doing to our spine?!?  Well as a matter of fact it is creating such poor posture that most of us that sit all day will have chronic back pain and chronic neck pain.   Well how do we avoid this?  There is no simple answer.  First changing the ergonomics of your desk or your computer will help.  Getting off your butt and getting some exercise will help.  In addition, taking breaks every hour to stretch and walk around can help.  Most importantly seeing your Chiropractor can help offset this constant flexed forward sitting posture that is weakening your core and degenerating your spine!

As always we are accepting new patients

We are located in Tampa, near Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Westchase, Odessa, Lutz, and Town and Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy Tampa Fl. 33625

Shoulder pain, neck pain, back pain, Chiropractic, Tampa

did you know Chiropractors can treat shoulder injuries too?

Thats right!  In fact we have a great track record at this office of treating shoulder pain or injuries.   Chiropractors are trained in adjusting all the joints of the body, not just the spine, back or neck.  Shoulder injuries are a common complaint among athletes, weight lifters, and people involved in auto accidents.  Think about this, all the muscles in your shoulder connect to your neck and mid back as well, so shoulder dysfunction can lead to, back pain, neck pain, and vice versa.  So if your shoulders hurts, get in here and get better!

 

As always we are accepting new patients

we are located in Tampa, Citrus park, near Carrollwood, Westchase, Lutz, Oldsmar, Odessa, and Town and Country.

 

give us a call at (813) 644-3455

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625

No more sickness care, WELLNESS is the goal!

Today i want to talk about wellness.  A lot of times patients only see the doctor when they have pain.   Its the mentality that we have in this country.  Its call sickness care.  We only seek out treatment when we are ill or hurting.  Well its not working.   We need to start changing our mindset from sickness care to wellness care.  Its much easier to prevent illness or pain then it is to treat it.   When we narrow down our scope to back pain and neck pain, the research shows that a preventative approach with Chiropractic care is essential to preventing future episodes of back pain!   Think about your teeth, you don’t start brushing your teeth when your 40 when you have gingivitis and your teeth are falling out!  So why do we wait till we blow our back out before we get it treated?  Repair and overhaul is much more time consuming and expensive then preventative care.  This statement is so true when it comes to your spine.  Back pain is one of the most expensive and debilitating health problems in this country.  So instead of waiting for it to inevitably happen, lets just prevent it from happening in the first place!

As always we are accepting new patients.  We are located in Tampa Bay, near Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Westchase, Lutz, Odessa, and Town and Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy Tampa, Fl. 33625

 

ear infections chiropractic citrus park

Chronic ear infections and Chiropractic

Did you know that Chiropractic can help with ear infections?  Most people think that Chiropractors only fix back pain, neck pain, and sometimes headaches.  On the other hand, Chiropractors are skilled at finding and removing misalignments in the neck and back that can cause nerve interference.  Think about this,  your brain is your master computer that controls every cell in your body.   It sends those signals/commands thru your spinal cord and out through the nervous system.  Well what houses and protects the spinal cord?  That’s right, your spine and all its individual vertebra.  So if your spine gets misaligned it can disrupt the brains commands to all its body parts.  So what happens with ear infections is muscles that help drain the ear get so tight that they block the drainage.  These muscles are controlled through the nervous system.  Very often manipulation of the upper cervical spine will take that nervous system interference away and allow the muscles to relax and the ear to drain properly.  No more ear infections!  I know this sounds complicated and a little strange, but it works so well!  I challenge you to do your own research and you will see that many people find Chiropractic care to be effective in reducing their child’s chronic ear infections.   So Chiropractors are more than just back pain and neck pain doctors, we can do much much more!

As always we are accepting new patients in the Tampa Bay area.

We are located in Citrus Park, near Carrollwood, Lutz, Odessa, Westchase, Town and Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625

whiplash, neck pain, back pain, car accident, auto accident, tampa

Tuesdays thoughts 1/20/15

Did you know that you can get whiplash from a small fender bender?  A 15-20MpH rear end collision can cause alot of damage!  think about it, 2 vehicles made of steel collide with each other, your made up mostly of soft tissue,  your gonna absorb alot of that impact!  This is why is imperative for you to get checked out by a Doctor of Chiropractic after any auto accident, even if you don’t have neck pain or back pain right away.  Alot of times patients will develop chronic neck pain and low back pain months after an auto accident.  If you wait for the pain to show up, its gonna take alot more work and time to get you fixed!  Don’t wait for the pain to show up, get in right away for a check up.   Just a little thought for the day 🙂

As always we are accepting new patients.

we are located in the Tampa Bay area, near Citrus Park, Westchase, Odessa, Carrollwood, Lutz, Oldsmar, and Town and Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625

Slipped disc…what do I do? Monday morning thoughts

I hear this alot, I slipped a disc and it’s horribly painful!  Well first of all i want to educate you on what that actually is.  A slipped disc is not actually a medical term, we use more formal terms like “herniated disc” or “bulging disc”.  Now that’s neither here nor there.  In reality you, the patient, want the pain to go away.  Well what better option is there then Chiropractic!  Sure you can go to your primary care physician and get some muscle relaxers, but that’s just going to mask the problem not fix it.   Chiropractic has been proven to be effective with back pain and herniated discs.  Chiropractic should be the first treatment protocol to be used.  Chiropractic is much safer than surgery and very effective.  There is a ton of research out there to back that statement up as well.  So when you go to pick up something and you think you “threw your back out” or “slipped a disc”.  Then get yourself in to see a Chiropractor immediately, and get fixed up without addictive pain meds or invasive surgery.

As always we are accepting new patients.

We are located in Citrus Park, which is close to Westchase, Odessa, Carrollwood, Lutz, oldsmar, and Town and Country.

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625.

neck pain, back pain, chiropractic, citrus park

Text neck….thought of the day 1/16/15

Today i want to talk to you about text neck.  This is not a medical term, but it should be.  Look around you, everywhere you go people are flexed forward looking down at something, most likely it’s their phone.  Constant flexing forward of the head and neck is guaranteed to ruin your posture and create chronic neck pain.  The youngsters have it the worst!  They are born into a society that is addicted to technology and limited normal outdoor activity, thus creating a society with chronic neck pain, and back pain.  If your posture is bad from text neck, i guarantee you it will be addressed at this office, and we will show you how to improve your posture.  Please don’t wait till its too late, get in here and get better!

As always we are accepting new patients

call us anytime at (813) 644-3455

we are located in Citrus Park, close to Westchase, Oldsmar, Town and Country, Odessa, Lutz, and Carrollwood

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625

back pain, neck pain, chiropractic, citrus park, foot pain

Are your feet the problem? Thought of the day 1/15/15

So i get a lot of patients coming in with back pain, and while this might seem odd to the patient, sometimes the problem is actually in their feet!  Even neck pain can be caused by your feet being “out of alignment”.  For example, if your feet are flat and you walk like a duck, don’t you think this can cause problems all the way up the kinetic chain that is your muscles, ligaments and bones?   often times if one foot is “flatter” than the other it can create imbalances all the way from your knees to your pelvis to your spine.  That’s why if you have back pain, or neck pain, its important to be checked out by a chiropractor from head to toe.  Chiropractors are skilled at treating misalignments in all joints to allow the skeletal frame to move properly and prevent injury.   If you have back pain or neck pain or even pain in any other joint or extremity, i highly recommend coming in and getting checked out!

As always we are located in Citrus Park, near Westchase, Odessa, Lutz, Town and Country, and Carrollwood.

Come in and see for yourself!

Symmetry Chiropractic

6180 Gunn Hwy, Tampa Fl. 33625