Chiropractor in 33602 Describes Traction for Back Pain

Dr. Joe Papia, Chiropractor in downtown Tampa Fl explains how traction helps back pain


Traction is sometimes used in the treatment of low back pain. It is especially beneficial for disc related conditions such as degenerative disc disease.

Some the reasons for traction include:

  • Disc bulge
  • Nerve pressure
  • Joint arthritis

Traction for back pain helps to seperate the joints and disc in the spine relieving pressure. When the pressure is relieved the disc bulge can go back into the disc space, the joints are relieved of pressrue and any pressure on the nerve root is relieved.

Mild traction or intermeittant traction has been used with success for the treatment of low back pain in my office.

If you live in downtown Tampa fl or 33602 zip code and are suffering from low back pain, call for an evaluation to see if traction can help your conditions.

Chiropractor in 33602 uses Ultrasound for Back Pain

Dr. Papia of Downtown Tampa FL Explains Ultrasound


Therapeutic ultrasound is helpful to relieve back pain.

Ultrasound is high frequency sound waves penetrate the tissue to create a deep heat. The deep heat will increase the circulation and blood flow thereby aiding in the healing of damaged tissue.

Ultrasound can also be used in the pulsed setting to help pump out the inflammation in the tissue that causes back pain.

Some of the other benefits of using ultrasound in the treatment of back pain included, increased mobility and elasticity of the tissue, increased healing times and decrease pain and inflammation.

For more information on how ultrasound can help your back pain call Dr. Papia. His office is in the chiropractor 33602 and 33603 area of downtown Tampa fl.