SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to one San Antonio chiropractor, low back pain affects millions of Americans at any point in time. Dr. Donald Phillips, DC believes he can offer significant back pain relief for San Antonio residents through a treatment called spinal decompression. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment offers long-term healing for conditions that cause chronic back pain.
Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition and Wellness offers a wide range of treatments to help people overcome back and neck pain. Dr. Donald Phillips, DC, says spinal decompression is the latest offering he brings to patients. He adds that he considers the technique to be a game changer for people who have suffered from chronic back pain or neck pain.
Who is a candidate for spinal decompression treatment? According to Dr. Phillips, most patients suffering from back injuries, including degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica, and general lower back pain are ideal candidates. The treatment is also an effective choice for people dealing with residual pain from failed back surgery, according to Dr. Phillips.
Another group of people encouraged to consider spinal decompression therapy is those patients who suffer from neck pain or back pain in combination with headaches – especially headaches that prevent them from sleeping or wake them up in the middle of the night.
Dr. Phillips describes spinal decompression treatment as a two-step process. First, he explains, patients recline on a special table. Then the patients' bodies are gently pulled, using calculations determined specifically for each patient to relieve pressure between the discs.
The entire process is performed with direct chiropractor supervision using computerized controls to determine the tension of the belt that does the pulling, along with the angle and movement of the table.
The purpose is to directly target the area where the disc is compressed. Once the disc falls back into its proper place, pressure to the nerve is relieved and pain is greatly diminished.
"Once this pressure is relieved," said Dr. Phillips, "the body can begin the process of healing itself." The chiropractor went on to explain that "The real beauty of this treatment is that patients begin to feel relief from the pain, even chronic pain that's plagued them for years, right away."
"This treatment isn't only about relieving pain," according to Dr. Phillips. "It's also about assisting with overall function, mobility, and wellness."
Dr. Phillips Chiropractic, Nutrition and Wellness offers a wide range of treatment options to patients including nutrition and weight loss, spinal decompression, and deep tissue and Swedish massage. Dr. Phillips believes no one should suffer from back pain unnecessarily and encourages anyone living with chronic neck or back pain to schedule a chiropractic consultation immediately.
Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness 1-888-667-5235