meet the team
Dwight Stewart D.C.
Dr. Dwight Stewart has devoted his career to helping his patients ease the pain and suffering caused by back pain, neck pain, headaches, herniated discs, degenerative discs, sciatic nerve problems, failed back surgeries and other musculoskeletal difficulties.
In practice now for well over 2 decades, Dr Stewart received his Doctorate degree from Parker University in Dallas, TX in 1988, graduating with honors. He has continued his education since then with over 700 hours of post graduate education and numerous advanced certificate programs.
Dr Stewart believes in investing in the latest equipment and technology. His clinic is one of only a few in Arkansas with both Chiropractic Physicians and Physical Therapists practicing together in one office location. It is this combination that has helped Dr Stewart successfully treat over 10,000 patients with spinal and disc related conditions.
Dr Stewart completed comprehensive training in the DRS Protocol TM, an advanced method that has helped thousands eliminate the pain of failed back surgery, herniated and degenerative discs, and more.
Dr Stewart holds multiple certifications from training he has obtained for treatment of disc problems. In addition to his certification for the DRS Protocol TM, Dr Stewart is a certified Decompression Therapy Practitioner with Kennedy Decompression Techniques and has his National Decompression Certification from Parker University and Decompression Proficiency Certification through The Disc Institute and with the American Spinal Decompression Association. These certifications and training give Dr Stewart more tools to help patients return to a normal, productive and pain free life.
David Vang D.C.
Dr. David Vang graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic, located in Davenport, Iowa, in 2006. Dr. Vang received his Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University prior to attending Palmer. He is the most recent addition to the Pain Care Associates team and currently practices with Dr. Stewart in our Little Rock office. Dr. Vang wants to see patients experience life to it's maximum without the discomfort of pain and disease.
Chris Culpepper D.C.
Dr. Chris Culpepper has been treating patients for over 25 years as a chiropractic physician. An Arkansas native, Dr. Culpepper was first introduced to chiropractic treatment as a teenager following a sports injury.
“Having experienced what it's like to have severe back pain with the disappointment of being unable to compete in the sports and hobbies I loved, was a life-changing experience. It inspired me to pursue a career in chiropractic after receiving such amazing results. To have the ability to relieve pain or other symptoms without medications or invasive surgery is a unique and rewarding occupation.”
Dr. Culpepper has advanced postgraduate certification in spinal trauma and traumatic brain injury from the International Chiropractic Association and the Spine Research Institute of San Diego. Dr. Culpepper takes a collaborative approach to patient care understanding the importance of Integrating medical care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, as well as nutritional support in order to achieve maximum results.
When he is not treating patients Dr. Culpepper enjoys spending time with his two sons. Willem, 13 and Walden, 11. Basketball, football, swimming, and biking are just some of the activities he enjoys with his family. Being physically active and leading by example is something Dr. Culpepper values for his family and his patients.
Dr. Culpepper’s personal interests also include enjoying music, art, as well as community projects to promote better health and environmental issues in our neighborhoods.
Gena Woodward M.S., P.T.
Gena Woodward MS, PT graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1999. She has been working with the Pain Care team since April of 2000. In her time at Pain Care, Gena has had the pleasure of helping thousands of patients with injuries or conditions involving the spine, shoulder, elbow/wrist, hip, knee and foot/ankle.
Gena has received specialized training in the following treatments/techniques:
- Graston Technique for the treatment of tendonitis, fascitis, scar tissue, and muscle spasm
- Treatment for Positional Vertigo
- Kennedy Decompression Technique for spinal degenerative disc disease and disc bulging
- Training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle movement disorders
Gena was first drawn to the field of physical therapy because of her love of basketball. While in high school, one of her basketball teammates had a season ending knee injury requiring surgery. Watching this friend rehabilitate her knee after surgery through physical therapy sparked her interest in the profession.
Gena takes a very 'hands on' approach to patient care, blending manual therapy techniques with active rehabilitative procedures. She enjoys the one-on-one care she provides to her patients...getting to know them and tailoring a treatment plan for their specific lifestyle and needs. She looks forward to meeting you soon!