Get back to activity

with non-surgical treatment options

Learn Home Remedies

to relieve back pain

Get back to activity

with non-surgical treatment options

Relief of back and neck pain

for an active life & retirement

Get a second opinion

for spine surgery

Have spine surgery

and be home the same day for a fast recovery

Pain Management

Advanced spinal injections and other procedures can provide long-lasting relief of many healthcare problems.

Neurosurgery

Specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders which affect the nervous system.

Nonsurgical Treatments

Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes nonsurgical treatments and the home remedies that relieve pain.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

New surgical techniques enable the trained surgeon to operate through a much smaller incision.

Diagnostics

Pain is not a good indicator of when to see a doctor for a spine problem. Learn about ways we diagnosis problems.

Physical Therapy

One of our key features that sets us apart is our emphasis on spine-specialized physical therapy.

About Us

Alamo Brain and Spine includes the expertise of Scott B. Phillips, MD, a Neurological Surgeon with extensive experience in neurosurgery and the specialty of spine surgery and brain surgery.

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Our Philosophy

Alamo Brain and Spine emphasizes conservative treatment options prior to considering spine surgery. We try to exhaust non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain before we consider spine surgery.

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Why Choose Us

We understand back and neck pain problems can completely disrupt a person’s lifestyle and work. Dr. Phillips is able to connect well with his patients to arrive at the best treatment plan for a specific person.

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Should you see a spine specialist?

Have you experienced any...

Loss of control of bowel or bladder?

Loss of bowel/bladder control is an EMERGENCY symptom. You need to see a spine surgeon or go to an Emergency Room within 24 hours, or the symptom could become permanent. Call our office IMMEDIATELY: 210-951-8623.

Numbness or tingling in an arm or leg?

Numbness, pain or tingling into a leg or arm, especially when it extends below a knee or elbow, could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days. Call our office at 210-951-8623 or request an appointment.

Difficulty moving an arm or leg?

Difficulty moving an arm or leg could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days. Call our office at 210-951-8623 or request an appointment.

SEVERE trauma, fall or car accident?

Any traumatic fall or car accident could have fractured bones in your spine, or herniated a disc. You should see a spine specialist promptly who may perform X-rays to assess you. Call our office at 210-951-8623 or request an appointment.

Neck pain WITH severe headache, nausea, bright lights bother your eyes?

Neck pain with headache/nausea is an EMERGENCY symptom. See a doctor in 24 hours. Call our office IMMEDIATELY: 210-951-8623.

None of the above

Did the pain come on after lifting, or after aggressive exercise or sports activity?

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Understanding

Symptoms
  • Pain is not a good indicator of when to see a doctor for a spine problem. While a back spasm can be excruciating, the good news is that ligament strain doesn’t require surgery. Numbness and weakness in a hand or foot is actually the most serious symptom, and could become permanent.

Anatomy

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  • Experts estimate that 50% of surgeries are unnecessary. Many people can recover from painful symptoms with nonsurgical treatment options like injections or customized physical therapy. View illustrations that show various conditions and learn about what may be causing pain.

Exercise

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  • Exercise therapy plays an important role in healing after injuries, accidents and surgeries. Alamo Brain and Spine refers out to affiliated therapists who will help rehabilitate to injuries to help restore fexibility, ease discomfort and help you back to activities you love.

Testimonials

What our patients say?

"Outstanding, gave us the information we needed to make a good decision."

John R in San Antonio, TX

"Dr. Phillips is excellent. He answers my questions and concerns in terms I can understand. He works well with patients to choose what is best for each person. He is very caring and honest. I highly recommend him."

San Antonio, TX

"He is the most caring,genuine and knowledgeable doctor I have ever seen. He spend lots of time to ask lots of questions and very detailed. Highly recommend to anyone who needs."

John D in San Antonio, TX
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