San Antonio Chiropractor Treats Disc Herniation With Natural Pain Management

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition and Wellness in San Antonio, TX announced that the practice has had significant success treating disc herniations using natural pain management techniques. According to San Antonio chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips, chiropractic care and spinal decompression is an effective, non-invasive technique for relieving pain associated with a herniated or slipped disc. Chiropractic treatments target the underlying cause for pain – a misaligned vertebra or a herniated disc – and help restore alignment to the spine. Proper alignment relieves pressure on the nerves and supports whole body health. Spinal decompression relieves pressure on the disc without the need for surgery.

San Antonio chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips is recommending that back pain patients consider chiropractic care for natural pain management.

"Chiropractic care is the most effective and least invasive treatment for chronic back pain," said Dr. Phillips. "This treatment delivers long-lasting results and does not rely on medication or invasive surgery. I strongly recommend that all back pain patients learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and spinal decompression."

An auto accident injury, workplace injury, and natural wear and tear over time can all cause a disc herniation. If a herniated disc compresses nearby nerves, then patients will experience chronic back pain. According to Dr. Phillips, chiropractic care and spinal decompression is effective because the treatments address the underlying cause for pain.

"Medication can only temporarily cover up pain symptoms," said Dr. Phillips. "In order to truly treat back pain, it is essential that we address the underlying mechanical problem. For many patients, this problem is caused by a herniated disc."

When the sciatic nerve is compressed by a herniated disc, patients may suffer from a chronic pain condition known as sciatica. A numbing or radiating pain sensation in the legs, buttocks and low back characterizes this painful condition.

"Sciatica can be incredibly painful and difficult to treat with medication," said Dr. Phillips. "The most effective treatment is to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve. This is best achieved through spinal decompression and chiropractic adjustments."

If a patient is suffering from back pain, Dr. Phillips will first perform a diagnostic exam to determine the location of any misalignment. In some patients, multiple misalignments may be triggering pain, including neck pain, headaches and migraines. Dr. Phillips will then create a customized treatment program to correct these misalignments.

Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition and Wellness offers comprehensive pain management services. In addition to chiropractic care, the practice also offers spinal decompression therapy and cold laser therapy. Depending on a patient's wellness needs, Dr. Phillips may recommend the inclusion of these complementary treatments with chiropractic care.

"The combination of complementary therapies can enhance the benefit of chiropractic adjustments and improve overall pain relief while reducing stress on the spine," said Dr. Phillips.

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