At St. Pete Spinal Care, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care to each and every patient. We have included information below about the different chiropractic services offered in our St. Petersburg chiropractic office, but please call us at 727-344-2225 if you have any questions!
We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. Never in the history of chiropractic care have chiropractors been able to provide the level of help and expertise that is available today. Many of the newest chiropractic techniques are actually safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a chiropractor who cares about utilizing the most advanced chiropractic techniques, Dr. Stan Grimmel has years of training, expertise and experience in helping patients get pain relief for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other related conditions originating from the spine. Chiropractic care under a trained professional can even be used to prevent injuries and help you achieve total health or wellness.
Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
The New Class IV Laser
Benefits of the Class IV Laser:
- Relieves acute and chronic pain
- Increases the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair
- Increases blood supply
- Stimulates the immune system
- Stimulates nerve function
- Develops collagen and muscle tissue
- Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
- Promotes faster wound healing
- Reduces inflammation
Therapeutic lasers supply energy to the body in the form of photons of light. Light is transmitted through the skin's layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue under the skin). However, the wavelength of the Class IV Laser allows these photons to travel deep into the body; up to 6-8 inches. And that is where deep seated pain hides out.
When laser light penetrates deeply into the body, it stimulates damaged cells to start producing ATP. ATP is the "fuel" or energy source that all cells need to function and repair. Interestingly, laser therapy has no effect on healthy cells.
When damaged cells have the energy they need to function properly again, they can start the repair process. If cells can't repair themselves properly, according to studies done by the International Association for the Study of Pain, people with injuries continue to suffer with pain that never goes away.
Laser therapy accelerates the healing of injured areas, decreases inflammation, and eliminates pain allowing patients to quickly return to normal activities.
Spinal decompression is used to treat back pain that is caused by problems such as a herniated disc or sciatica. Spinal stenosis makes the channels of the spinal column narrow, and pressure begins accumulating, causing the vertebrae to compress down on the discs in between. Such stress can lead to the damage that causes back problems such as bulged discs.
Spinal decompression is used to reverse the effects and take stress off of the spine. Spinal decompression therapy is most beneficial because it treats the exact injured location, not just the symptoms. It goes right to the source of the problem. When the spine is compressed the flow of nutrients and blood is cut off leading to deterioration and breakdown.
Picture if you had tight elastic rolled up onto your upper arm and it was putting pressure down, cutting off circulation to the lower portion of your arm. If you leave it long enough you can see that the color will begin to change and it is very clear that your arm is struggling. It is the same thing with the back, only it isn't as visible and it takes a little more work than rolling off elastic. Spinal decompression can be achieved by using a therapeutic table that you are strapped into and a computer controls the table providing measured force and pressure to specific areas of the spine.
The force being used against the stressed area will slowly cause it to decompress and the proper blood flow and nutrients can begin to be absorbed. There is also the option of surgery to remove any discs or widen the channels. Spinal decompression if used before too much damage has occurred may result in a permanent fix and for the most part, treatment is no longer needed again.
We may use instrument adjusting with our Arthrostim and Vibracussor units. These provide a gentile way to adjust spinal segments that are misaligned.
Aqua Massage Table
We have a table as well as an intersegmental traction and vibrational incline tables sometimes used in connection with your treatment and recovery.
Nutri-Dose™ B-12 10,000 mcg - 12 : 15 ml
We sell drinkable Vitamin B12 shots. They are mixed berry flavored. They are great for cellular energy, cardiovascular support, cognitive support, and immune system support.
They are $2.50 a shot or a box of 12 for $24.
We sell Biofreeze gel, hands free application gel, spray, and roll on.
Roll on or gel 1 for $13 or 2 for $22
Spray 1 For $14 or 2 for $26
We sell Tens Units for $45-$65 each. The type of tens units that we have vary from time to time. We also sell the electrodes for them for $8 a pack. There are 4 electrodes in a pack.
Rocktape Rolls – we have a variety of colors to choose from. KT Tape Rolls 1 for $10. or 2 for $18.
Benefits of Silver Solution:
• Broad spectrum antimicrobial
• Potent anti-inflammatory
• Non –toxic even at high levels
• No side effects or contra-indications; safe for all individuals
• Doesn’t encourage resistant microbial strains
• Helps with disease prevention.
• Immune system enhancer.
• Internal and topical usage.
• Works well with prescribed antibiotics
• Silver Solution 8oz bottle $34.
Silver Gel 4oz tube $23.