While some may think all that they need is medication to get better, it is often a short-term solution for chronic pain issues. Chiropractic treatment can sometimes reduce chronic pain from muscle injuries sustained through everyday life, sports, and unforeseen accidents. In fact, in Downtown St. Petersburg, auto incidents and injuries occur nearly every day. After an accident, you could find yourself suffering from back pain, neck pain, and even insomnia. Instead of pills, Dr. Ghassemi, at Reza Chiropractic, focuses on increasing the patient’s range of motion and improving health. He also focuses on reducing pain through methods such as spinal adjustments.
An experienced chiropractor knows that compressions and misalignments in the spine can lead to a variety of symptoms. Reza Chiropractic delivers services to help remedy these misalignments. Our dedicated staff provides services to the people of Downtown St. Petersburg, including:
- Spinal manipulation
- Kinesio taping
- Lifestyle and wellness counseling
- Nutrition counseling
Spinal Manipulation (Manual Therapy)
Spinal manipulation, also known as manual therapy, is a physical treatment that many professions besides chiropractors use for their treatment process. The practice of spinal manipulation is not as simple as cracking a back, as there are over one hundred types of techniques involved in spinal manipulation. You may think professionals use the same processes, but they do not.
Instead, these methods can differ between chiropractors and health care professionals around the world and even within Downtown St. Petersburg. Rather than using a technique common to Americans, another doctor in Europe may use completely different methods. Professions that typically use manual therapy in their treatments include:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapy
- Osteopathic physicians
Benefits of A Chiropractor and Spinal Manipulation
When it comes to back pain and inflammation, spinal manipulation has been shown to be an effective treatment compared to prescription drugs. In fact, a study funded by the National Institutes of Health found that prescription drugs were less than half as effective compared to manual therapy when it came to pain reduction. The study found that 13% of participants on prescription drugs became pain-free compared to 33% who went to a chiropractor for therapy. Some painkillers can also slow the body’s healing process. With the hustle of Downtown St. Petersburg, getting healed and healthy should be any patient’s primary goal. The last thing any person with an injury should want is to damage their body further by straining partially healed injuries on accident. Manual therapy offers the benefits like:
- Reduced dependency on drugs
- Improved flexibility
- Chronic pain relief
- Back and joint pain relief
- Lowered blood pressure
- Healthy pregnancy
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Neck pain reduction
- Reduced inflammation
Kinesiology, or the study of the body’s movements, is the origin of the word “Kinesio taping.” Kinesio taping involves applying a particular type of tape material to a joint or strained area to reduce or increase muscle movement. A chiropractor may use Kinesio tape when a ligament is bruised and needs less pressure and strain on it. Many sports injuries typically involve the fragile joint areas, such as the ankles, that can easily be sprained or damaged. Simply running in Downtown St. Petersburg can lead to muscle strain or a sprained ankle. The goal of Kinesio taping is to either reduce movement to allow healing and lower inflammation or increase muscle activity and circulation. Taping techniques are often used in cases where the pain originates from:
- Runner knee
- Muscle strain
- Bruised ligaments
Lifestyle and Nutrition Advice
Almost everyone can agree that our choice of diet directly affects how our body feels. However, what people do not often realize is how linked lifestyle and nutrition are to personal wellbeing and health. Many chiropractors focus on improving a range of motion and spinal adjustments but do not touch on lifestyle and diet. There is also a wide variety of healthy foods and restaurants to choose from in Downtown St. Petersburg. Nevertheless, choosing the right diet can be difficult if you are not aware of how your body works and reacts. A change of diet may be necessary to reduce your pain and symptoms. Certain foods have been known to cause more inflammation in individuals than others. These foods include:
- Bread and fried foods
- Processed foods
- Foods high in trans fats
- Dairy products
Reza Chiropractic offers personalized nutritional counseling, and our staff takes that into account when evaluating your health. We can help you learn what foods make you feel great, and a diet plan can set your body straight.
It is not always easy to determine what the right diet might be for each patient because of individual differences. While some services do not focus on personal care, Reza Chiropractic always strives to provide personal service in the Downtown St. Petersburg area. While some doctors attempt to generalize people, that does not always work for everyone’s individual needs or wants.
With a heavy focus on personal health and methods like corrective exercise, Dr. Ghassemi hopes to correct your injuries and pain. If you find yourself in need of an experienced chiropractor, contact Reza Chiropractic today at (727) 526-7700. Do not waste time suffering from pain when you could be enjoying the Downtown St. Petersburg sun and living your life.