Back Pain Treatment Chiropractor Downtown Tampa FL 33602 Dr. Papia

Dr. Joe Papia Chiropractor Downtown Tampa FL 33602

One of the best and effective forms of back pain relief treatment is chiropractic spinal manipulation. The chiropractic spinal adjustment preforms three major functions to relieve back pain.

  1. Relieve spinal facet joint pressure and inflammation
  2. Relieve spinal disc bulge or disc herniation
  3. Relieve spinal pinched nerve

When you physically remove the cause the pain will naturally subside. Most patients feel an immediate relief and a few patients require a few chiropractic treatments to start the relief process. It all depends on how old the patient is and how long they have had the back pain.

If your suffering from back pain give us a call, we focus on relieving back pain naturally. Dr. Joe Papia, Chiropractor downtown Tampa FL 33602.

Insurance covered include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, Humana, Aetna, Cigna, United, Allstate, Progressive, Mercury, Nationwide, State Farm, USAA, Direct Auto.

Traction Therapy


Interferential Current Therapy


Factors that Help Healing:

  1. Controlling the Inflammation: Inflammation inhibits the healing process. This is why it is so important to control and diminish inflammation.
  2. Ice Pack: Cold compression helps to decrease inflammation by decreasing the tissue damage at the cellular level. Cold also constricts tissue reducing cell damage, and decreasing fluid release.
  3. Nutrition Rich Diet
    • Vitamin C: Main precursor to tissue repair and collagen formation.
    • Copper: Mineral needed in soft tissue or collagen repair.
    • Protein: Specifically lysine and proline are amino acids required for soft tissue (collagen) repair.
  4. Controlled Active and Passive Motion
    • Increases Circulation
    • Decreases Swelling
  5. Muscle Stimulation
    • Increase oxygen rich blood and nutrients needed for soft tissue healing.

Factors that Inhibit Healing:

  1. Age and Severity of Condition
    • Longer we have a problem it can heal wrong and now become permanent
    • Age-Decreased metabolism and therefore the body’s ability to heal itself.
  2. Osteoarthritis: Result of old injuries that have permanently healed wrong to some degree.
  3. Tissue type: Not all tissue heals same due decrease levels of circulation
    • Cartilage-Heals very Slow
    • Muscle-Heals quick
    • Tendons-Heal slow
    • Ligaments-Heal very slow
    • Nerves-Heal very slow if at all
    • Discs-Heal very Slow
  4. Swelling: Inhibits the body’s’ normal healing process. The repair phase occurs after inflammation and swelling.
  5. Hemorrhage: Damaged cells release chemicals irritants that are pro-inflammatory and inhibit the healing process.
  6. Scar Tissue from old injuries: Alter and inhibit the repair phase of healing.
  7. Infection: Releases cellular chemicals irritants that cause pain and are pro-inflammatory.
  8. Poor Nutrition
    • Lack Vitamin C: Needed for collagen formation in the repair phase of healing
    • Lack Copper: Needed for collagen formation
    • Lack Protein: Specifically lysine and proline are needed for collagen (repair) tissue.
  9. Medications that inhibit collagen formation:
    • NSAIDS: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
    • Aspirin
    • Motrin
    • Ibuprofen
    • Corticosteroids
  10. Smoking
    • Significantly decrease oxygen supply to the tissue
    • Stimulates vasoconstriction, decreasing oxygen and nutrition to the affected area.
    • Increases platelet adhesiveness

Ultrasound Therapy