Chiropractor Downtown Tampa FL 33602 Back Pain Treatment

Dr. Joe Papia, Chiropractor Downtown Tampa FL 33602

One of the best forms of treatment we use to relieve back pain is call intersegmental traction. This is a specific modality to relieve back pain resulting from a disc injury such as a disc bulge or disc herniation.

The patient lays on the therapy table and the upper torso and lower pelvis is strapped. The traction treatment gently separates the spinal joints relieving disc related pressure.

If you suffering from back pain from a disc injury give us a call, we have good success with our intersegmental traction therapy for back pain.

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.

Downtown Tampa Chiropractor 33602 Accepts Progressive Auto Policy

Dr. Joe Papia, Chiropractor Downtown Tampa Fl 33602

Progressive auto insurance offers chiropractic benefits to plan holders.

If you have lately suffered an auto accident injury your Progressive auto insurance plan will pay for chiropractic benefits.

The chiropractic benefits your Progressive auto insurance contract pays for is chiropractic adjustments.

Progressive chiropractic benefits offer chiropractic spinal manipulation and therapy without a medical specialist referral.

Dr. Joe Papia a chiropractor in downtown Tampa Fl 33602 accepts Progressive insurance auto injury chiropractic benefits.

Progressive chiropractic benefits include Dr. Joe Papia, chiropractor in downtown Tampa Fl 33602, chiropractic examinations, x-rays, chiropractic treatment and therapy.

Each Progressive insurance contract can vary depending on the auto insurance plan you purchased.

One phone call to our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602, and we can find out your Progressive auto insurance chiropractic benefits.

Often we can verify your Progressive insurance chiropractic benefits prior to your first visit to our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602.

Phone our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602 today and your Progressive insurance chiropractic benefits will be verified in a short time.

If you have suffered an auto accident injury and have Progressive as your auto insurance policy, call our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602 for chiropractic benefits which include chiropractic diagnosis and therapy.

Our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602 treats auto injuries and whiplash injuries resulting in back and neck pain due to a pinched nerve.

Give our chiropractic office in downtown Tampa Fl 33602 a call today, to receive your chiropractic benefits and chiropractic consultations and therapy.

We look forward to making life a little more pain free soon.

Traction Therapy

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Interferential Current Therapy

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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