While many patients are eager to come to Reza Chiropractic of St. Petersburg to treat their sports injuries or chronic pain issues, others are hesitant due to misunderstandings of what chiropractic care can do for them. This alternative medicinal approach is more than just focused on spinal health; it emphasizes diagnosing, treating, and preventing discomfort from abnormal movement of the entire musculoskeletal system.
Our alternative medicine practice expands that focus to target the root cause of discomfort, rather than masking symptoms with prescription and over-the-counter pills and unnecessary surgeries. Instead, Dr. Ghassemi provides the right environment and tools to promote the body’s natural healing ability.
What Services Do We Offer?
Dr. Ghassemi firmly believes that every body is unique and deserves a specialized course of treatment. Some of the services offered at Reza Chiropractic include: manipulation, the Graston technique, kinesiotaping, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling which offer customized treatment plans to get to the root of the problem and alleviate pain.
Spinal adjustments involve the physician applying controlled force on vertebrae or joints that have abnormal range of motion. The chiropractor will position the patient for easy access to the affected area and gently twist or thrust the bones back into proper alignment. In many cases, the adjustment will result in an audible pop or crack, which is the sound of gas being released from relieved joint pressure.
Numerous people feel the benefits of spinal manipulation:
- Decreased neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Reduced arthritis and joint pain
- Lowered blood pressure
- Improved posture
- Less frequent headaches
The Graston Technique is an interdisciplinary treatment, which uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to address a variety of injuries and physical conditions.
With this technique, Dr. Reza is able to address a variety of injuries and physical conditions. As a Graston practitioner, he is precise and calculated in his approach to relieving pain and inflammation in his patients.
Chronic or acute conditions and disorders that have benefitted from Graston Technique therapy include:
- Cervical sprain or strain (neck pain)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis (foot pain)
- Lumbar sprain or strain (back pain)
- Shin splints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
This treatment process begins by applying a lightweight tape to the affected area on the patient’s skin, which will work to either activate or inhibit muscle movement. By creating tension, the surrounding nervous system and connective tissues to both reduce inflammation and improve circulation.
Most frequently, this method is used to treat the following ailments:
- Shin splints
- Runner’s knee
About Reza Chiropractic
At a young age Reza Ghassemi fell in love with sports and now he carries that enthusiasm into treating athletes. While our team treats a variety of chronic pain conditions, immune system issues, and auto accident injuries, Dr. Ghassemi’s passion lies within sports medicine.
If you are interested in the healing power of chiropractic care, give Reza Chiropractic of St. Petersburg a call at (727) 526-7700. Dr. Ghassemi and his experienced team will guide you down the right path toward better overall health and wellness.