San Antonio Chiropractor Focuses on Pain Management for Patients

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Phillips Chiropractic Nutrition and Wellness in San Antonio, TX focuses on pain management techniques, including chiropractic care, which can aid patients. According to chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips, chiropractic adjustments are effective not only for managing chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, but also for preventing the occurrence of back pain and neck pain. After an injury, spinal adjustments restore proper alignment to the spine, reducing pressure on the nerves and alleviating pain. Dr. Phillips says that ongoing wellness care is essential to maintaining this alignment and keeping patients free from neck and back pain.

San Antonio chiropractor Dr. Donald Phillips is educating patients about the best ways to avoid chronic pain. According to Dr. Phillips, chiropractic adjustments after an accident reduce the risk for back pain and neck pain. Adjustments are also effective for managing pain associated with chronic health conditions like fibromyalgia.

"Drug-free pain relief is possible, as is pain prevention," said Dr. Phillips. "The best way to reduce pain is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Chiropractic care helps to maintain proper spinal alignment, relieving pressure on the nerves and preventing chronic back and neck pain."

After an auto accident or personal injury, the spine may be knocked out of alignment. For example, improperly lifting a heavy object can cause a herniated disc in the lower back. Auto accidents frequently trigger whiplash injuries and cervical spine damage. If a herniated disc compresses nearby nerves, patients will experience pain. This nerve compression also impacts the central nervous system's ability to send messages between the brain and the body.

"A misalignment in the spine can cause a host of health problems and trigger chronic pain," said Dr. Phillips. "Rather than 'covering up' pain with medication, chiropractic adjustments target the underlying problem, correcting the spinal misalignment caused by a herniated disc. Complementary therapies can enhance the benefits of chiropractic adjustments, helping patients stay healthy and active for life."

In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Phillips utilizes a variety of treatment techniques, such as spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy and massage therapy. When combined with chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Phillips says that these techniques provide enhanced pain management for specific pain conditions, such as whiplash injuries, personal injuries or sciatica.

For example, spinal decompression therapy is effective for treating sciatica-related pain. "Sciatica is a debilitating condition in which a herniated disc in the lower back compresses the sciatic nerve," said Dr. Phillips. "Decompression therapy gently creates space in the spine, alleviating nerve compression and providing long-lasting pain relief."

The San Antonio chiropractic and wellness center is located at Loop 1604 and Stone Oak Parkway. Services include natural pain relief management, injury rehabilitation and nutritional counseling.

Prospective patients may learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for pain relief and prevention by visiting