Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chiropractic: What is it?

What is Chiropractic? And who are chiropractors?
To answer the question; Chiropractors are doctors. They are not medical doctors, but they do have a doctoral degree, in addition to a four year college degree. I am a chiropractor with a bachelors degree, a masters degree, and a doctoral degree. Chiropractors do not do surgery, do not prescribe drugs, and do not treat disease, fractures, or infections. We do not treat symptoms. Chiropractors analyze a patient, find subluxations and then correct them. A subluxation is a joint misalignment that causes nerve irritation. Subluxations often cause pain and malfunction. That is why people seek out the help of a chiropractor. We correct and eliminate these problems with an adjustment. The adjustment is the act of putting the joint back into its natural position. Sometimes one adjustment fixes the problem, and sometimes it may take several. When a joint gets subluxated, the nearby muscles go into spasm and often times the area becomes inflamed. By attending to these issues via massage, therapies, and by adhering to anti-inflammatory suggestions (ie. use ice, drink extra water) the adjustment helps even more. By restoring normal joint position, pain often goes away and normal function returns. for more information contact us (813) 831-8321 or visit our web site.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Adjustments help

Spinal misalignments cause nerve irritation. Chiropractic adjustments help to correct this issue, and result in better health with less (and sometimes without) pain.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pregnant with back pain

If you are pregnant and have back pain, then chiropractic and massage could help. Watch this video, and give a a call at 813-831-8321 or visit our web page Dr. Steve Edelson

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Chasing Symptoms

Have you brought a particular symptom when coming to see your chiropractor? Of course you have. Most people who call to see a doctor of any kind do so because they have a symptom (ie. they don't feel well, or something isn't quite right, or worse). But do doctors chase after symptoms, trying to put out the fire, so to speak? What about a doctor of chiropractic?
     Chiropractors do not chase symptoms. But they do seek for and find the cause of many symptoms. We look for irritation to nerves due to joint misalignment and we correct this problem with a chiropractic adjustment, which is gentle and specific. The result is that health is restored and symptoms go away. Sometimes it takes a bit of retraining for a joint, which entails multiple visits for adjustments, but it is worth it. http://drsteve.ws and http://tampa.chiropractor-edelson.com has more information

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Knee pain

Knee pain can be due to an injury,or due to radiating pain from the low back, or even from a joint misalignment in the knee itself. A chiropractor who is trained in the care of extremity joints can diagnose if your knee pain is due to a misalignment. If this is the case, then chiropractic can help to eliminate the cause of the pain. A chiropractor can also prescribe an MRI to determine if there is damage to the knee, such as a torn meniscus. In that case, a referral to an appropriate professional would be made. For more information, go to our web site http://tampa.chiropractor-edelson.com or call us for an appointment. Our telephone number in Tampa is (813) 831-8321.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Automobile Accidents in Tampa

Sometimes there isn't anything you can do to prevent an automobile accident. Many times people get into an accident while stopped in traffic or at a red light and then get rear-ended.  If misfortune should find you and if you have been in a car accident, chiropractic can help. In the state of Florida, make sure that you get to a chiropractor within 14 days or your insurance will not cover you. Also, if you see a medical doctor who writes a letter that you need emergency medical care, then your insurance will cover you for the full amount of $10,000, otherwise they may only cover you for $2500.
Call us for more information or to make an appointment for chiropractic care (813) 831-8321 or visit our web site http://tampa.chiropractor-edelson.com/auto-accident.html

Watch this video for more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOaMlCbjNPE

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

How does chiropractic help?

How does chiropractic help?
     Things happen that cause joints to become misaligned. This causes irritation to the nerves that run through or near the joints. The irritation causes symptoms like pain, numbness, burning, itching, malfunction and more. Chiropractors put the joints back into alignment and that restores normal function and eliminates the symptoms. http://www.yelp.com/biz/edelson-steve-dr-tampa

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Regarding pain - using heat or cold?

The first thing to know is that if there is a "new" ache or pain, then inflammation is probably present. Imagine hitting your thumb with a hammer. It swells up with inflammation. Back pain, neck pain, and joint pain usually involve having inflammation as part of the problem. Often times patients who go to a chiropractor, and then ignore advice to reduce inflammation in between visits can expect that the problem will last longer. The tissue in and around a joint, which includes nerves, can become inflamed. Inflammation is very irritating to nerves. Without proper anti inflammation protocol (I will explain) a joint problem will continue. Here is a common thing that I see: A chiropractic patient gets adjusted, does not follow recommendations to reduce inflammation in between visits, and as a result the inflammation irritates the nerves associated with the joint and restarts the problem. Muscles go into spasm, pulling the joint back out of place, which irritates the nerves even more, causing more inflammation - and the cycle of pain continues. You can avoid this by reducing your inflammation in between chiropractic visits. Do not use heat on a "new" joint (back or neck or extremity) pain. Heat feels good, but it brings more fluid, increases circulation, to an area that has too much pressure, thereby increasing pressure and causing more irritation. Here is the anti inflammation protocol that I recommend: Ice - water - pill.
Ice: use a cold pack for 15 to 20 minutes several times throughout the day/night.
Water: drink a lot of water, which will help to wash the inflammation away from the inside out.
Pill: take some kind of over the counter anti-inflammation product.

Also, using a menthol gel (or something similar) that you rub onto the skin is often a nice addition to using the cold pack. It actually enhances the effects of the ice. Do not use heat with this type of a product as it can cause a burn.

 This will reduce inflammation and give your chiropractic adjustment the best chance to really take effect. As the joint calms down from the irritation, the associated muscles will stop going into spasm over time. It may take a number of visits to the chiropractor to re-train the joints due to the muscles being in spasm, which in effect , locked the joint into the mal-position.

Web sites with helpful information: http://tampa.chiropractor-edelson.com and http://drsteve.ws