Best Of 2008

BEST CHIROPRACTOR: Joseph Papia, D.C.

An unusually jolly soul well-versed in the subject of spinal health, Joseph Papia runs a solo show from his offices in downtown Tampa, where he’s been adjusting folks in the greater Bay area for more than 20 years. He’s not the sort who will diagnose your problem and dive right in; Papia spends an hour with new patients filling out a detailed spinal checklist, tapping spots up and down your neck and back to determine the problem areas, taking X-rays to confirm beyond doubt that his diagnosis is correct, and then explaining in depth why the pain is occurring and what he can do to treat it. The most refreshing thing about him, however, is his sincere belief that his treatment will not only help your pain, but your entire physical health. 1004 N. Florida Ave., downtown Tampa, 813-229-0207