San Antonio Chiropractor Recommends Spinal Decompression for Back Pain Management

SAN ANTONIO, June 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition and Wellness in San Antonio, TX announced that the practice offers spinal decompression therapy for alleviating back pain caused by disc herniations, accident injuries, general wear and tear, and poor posture. According to San Antonio chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips, spinal decompression therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that decompresses the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, reducing spinal disc compression for long lasting pain relief. Dr. Phillips recommends the treatment for patients with back pain caused by a herniated disc, injuries, sciatica, spinal stenosis and poor posture.

Back pain patients who are struggling with chronic pain may benefit from spinal decompression therapy, says San Antonio chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips.

Decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment technique that reduces disc and facet pressure between the vertebrae in the spine. Traction of the spine creates space, which helps to decompress the disc and relieve pressure on nearby nerves. According to Dr. Phillips, decompression therapy is successful for alleviating back pain because the treatment addresses the root cause for pain.

"When a tear in the disc occurs, patients experience ongoing pain," said Dr. Phillips. "Medication can only provide temporary pain relief without addressing the root of symptoms. Once drugs wear off, pain usually returns. Decompression therapy is different. This treatment technique addresses the actual problem, delivering long-lasting pain relief."

Dr. Phillips says decompression therapy is an effective treatment technique for many patients, including individuals who are experiencing pain due to a disc herniation, spinal stenosis and sciatica.

"If pain is only due to a sore or strained muscle, physical therapy can be very effective," said Dr. Phillips. "However, for many patients, the cause for their pain is more complex. This is why correcting the disc herniation is so important; otherwise, pain will continue to be a serious problem."

The chiropractor says that for patients suffering pain due to a slipped or herniated disc, this pain will not heal on its own or feel better over time. The chiropractor recommends decompression therapy as a natural complement to chiropractic care and other non-invasive therapies that threat spinal misalignments.

"Pain does not simply go away," said Dr. Phillips. "Proper treatment is essential for long-term pain relief. Decompression therapy is a cutting-edge treatment used by elite athletes for many years to manage pain after a sports injury. Our practice is excited to now offer this treatment to all patients in need."

In addition to spinal decompression therapy, Dr. Phillips provides chiropractic care, cold laser therapy, nutrition and wellness services for San Antonio patients. The chiropractor follows a whole body approach to pain management and injury rehabilitation, incorporating treatments like decompression therapy with chiropractic adjustments and corrective exercises.

"Our goal is to not only relieve pain, but also enhance all aspects of our patients' well-being," said Dr. Phillips.

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