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ELDOA – Spinal Health – Los Angeles

From simple sprain/strains to disc bulges to degenerative disc disease – ELDOA is a stretching approach that every person can use. I am studying with the ELDOA experts to learn the latest in these treatments so I can teach my patients the personalized ELDOA exercise poses.

I’ve always encouraged patients to have good posture. I know there are so many other top-of-mind things that usually come before posture, like strength training, osteoporosis prevention, and cardio. All of these things are important, but they tend to overshadow the fact that most people get musculoskeletal pain that is non-traumatic and usually caused by poor posture.

Poor posture is, in fact, the number one killer of a healthy spine. Poor posture is a ‘stress’ to the body and just like ‘stress’ it causes varied symptoms and complications to the whole body. But thanks to the latest in non-surgical techniques like ELDOA, shockwave, magnet therapy and laser, this very common problem also happens to be treatable. I look forward to sharing these methods with you.

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Active Release Therapy – What’s better?

Better than Active Release Therapy…For many athletes, their journey continues because of some form of massage such as Active Release Therapy also known as ART. Every athlete has individual needs and goals, so their training, musculoskeletal (strength, muscle and joint flexibility), and recovery programs should be customized for them.

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker evaluates each athlete, taking into consideration age, gender, sport and performance goals to help him or her get faster, stronger and stay injury free. In this day and age, it’s a service that has transitioned from luxury to necessity for many athletes.

Tucker’s sports performance programs and recovery programs include laser therapy, shockwave therapy, deep muscle stimulation, magnet therapy, looking at an individual’s lab results, flexibility, stability, eating habits, body composition and lifestyle habits. This is how we help patients reach their goals – increase speed, power, endurance, overall performance, and of course, achieve their medal dreams.

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Sports Medicine Los Angeles

If the thought of a potential flare up of chronic pain has you worried, a new service now offered at Dr. Jeffrey Tucker’s office in West Los Angeles might be able to help.

Dr. Tucker notes “As patients have become more educated and empowered, they’ve started to realize a pill isn’t always the solution, and likewise, many physicians realize alternative therapies like magnet therapy can be of great benefit to patients”

In addition to the proven benefits of magnet therapy, including relief from chronic pain, sports injuries, elevated mood and better sleep, magnet therapy is a natural remedy that allows the body to heal itself.

Dr. Tucker has embraced alternative treatment options for sports injuries such as laser therapy, shockwave, SCENAR and deep muscle stimulation. “My mission is to help people live the healthiest lives possible, and that means offering a number of services and treatment options that can help reduce the need for expensive medical care”.

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Joint Pain. Los Angeles

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker is the premier practitioner for the application of shockwave and laser in Los Angeles especially for joint pain. Dr. Tucker is the most extensively trained practitioner, with the most experience, and the only doctor with 3 different shockwave machines and 2 different types of laser available for your specific treatment needs.

If the thought of a potential flare up of chronic pain has you, well, on pins and needles, then shockwave and laser treatments might be able to help.

In addition to the proven benefits of shockwave by itself and laser by itself, Dr. Tucker combines the two modalities for relief from chronic pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, and tendon pain. Shockwave and laser is a natural remedy that allows the body to heal itself.

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Hip Pain Treatment

Shockwave and laser therapy are treatments that come under the term ‘orthopedic regenerative medicine.’

Regenerative medicine uses natural methods to stimulate the body to regenerate its own tissues. Some methods use the patient’s own cells obtained from their own blood using needles and injections. This medical procedure is called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell therapy. However, I use safer, no needle, less expensive, easy to administer shockwave and laser modalities rather than injections to stimulate growth factors to help repair the tissues. These modalities have been especially helpful in hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Researchers at the Department of Special Surgical Science, University of Florence found numerous growth factors within blood platelets that have a specific activity on cartilage regeneration. Stimulating growth factors may be what allows the shockwave treatment to be able to significantly reduce pain and improve joint function.1

A typical treatment shockwave and laser is performed once a week for approximately 3-6 weeks.

The treatment goal of using shockwave and laser:

Pain relief

Allow patients to be more active

Decreasing pain often helps improve function

I like to see positive changes within the first 3 to 6 weeks with continued improvement over the next 12 weeks

It makes sense to do a trial of the non-invasive shockwave and laser protocol to improve osteoarthritis of the hip joint prior to injections.

  1. Civinini R, Nistri L, Martini C, Redl B, Ristori G, Innocenti M. Growth factors in the treatment of early osteoarthritis. Clin Cases Miner Bone Metab. 2013 Jan; 10(1):26-9. doi: 10.11138/ccmbm/2013.10.1.026.
  2. Sánchez M, Guadilla J, Fiz N, Andia I. Ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injections for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Jan;51(1):144-50. Epub 2011 Nov 10
  3. Dallari D, Stagni C, Rani N, Sabbioni G, Pelotti P, Torricelli P, Tschon M, Giavaresi G. Ultrasound-Guided Injection of Platelet-Rich Plasma and Hyaluronic Acid, Separately and in Combination, for Hip Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan 21. pii: 0363546515620383.
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Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic drainage at Dr. Jeffrey Tucker’s office uses the latest technology and takes a whole body approach. The Lymphatic System is one of the most overlooked yet significant systems in the body. The Lymphatic System travels throughout the body to remove waste from every cell while helping to regulate the immune system. It includes a complex network of vessels, ducts, lymph nodes, the spleen, the thymus gland, the adrenal glands, and the tonsils.

The lymphatic vessels act like a giant filter or drainage system for the body that needs to stay moving and clear for it to work properly. Stagnant or sluggish lymph flow leads to waste and toxic build up, weakening immunity and leading to a wide variety of health issues. When your lymph system becomes congested you may notice:

Stiffness, dry skin, water retention, brain fog, stubborn weight gain, chronic sinus congestion, cellulite build up, cold hands and feet.

Dr. Tucker uses the PhysioTouch machine for Lymphatic Drainage. Call 310-444-9393 for more information.

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ELDOA Los Angeles

I am a very hands-on practitioner and want to increase your results. If you have lost range of motion, I look to restore motion using negative pressure machines, shockwave, laser tools, MagnaWave and the other high tech tools I have available to help you improve fascial mobility and joint restrictions. I am an expert in neuromuscular re-education.

My passion and expertise is in:
Connective tissue system structure and function; improving movement impairments
Improving healing responses
Connective tissues and trigger point therapy
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques and applications
Neuromuscular re-education principles
ELDOA exercise programs are taught to every patient.

 

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Los Angeles

Magnet therapy is now available in West Los Angeles at Dr. Jeffrey Tucker’s office on Wilshire Blvd. Dr. Tucker says “We often couple the magnet therapy with Virtual Reality breathing relaxation sessions which can help anyone from the high-powered entertainment industry executive to a busy mom. It is difficult to completely remove all the stimuli that contribute to stress and pain, I try to teach my patients how the brain and body can focus on healing.”

Magnet therapy gets absorbed through the skin and helps increase cellular energy, relieves muscle aches and tension. In addition to the benefits of magnet therapy and virtual reality, MagnaWaving as it is called is being used more and more for visualization, relaxation and recovery, and generating creativity. A lot of high-profile athletes now use MagnaWave for a competitive edge.

Also available at Dr. Tucker’s office is laser therapy, shockwave therapy, SCENAR, DMS, Rapid Release therapy, lymphatic therapy and customized weight loss programs. Whether you are an athlete, suffering chronic pain or looking for a weight loss coach, Dr. Tucker is happy to meet with you. For more information or to book a session call 310-444-9393.

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Dr. Jeffrey Tucker. Los Angeles Chiropractor. Posture Expert. Pain Relief Specialist.

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker. Chiropractor. Posture Expert. Pain Relief Specialist. Educator. Writer. Healthy Aging Advocate.

Born in Los Angeles, Dr. Tucker attended SCHUS. Dr. Tucker provides patients with cutting-edge technology and personalized care. He is Board certified in rehabilitation and a specialist in soft tissue injury therapy. Dr. Tucker helps patients through sports injuries, posture related conditions, trauma related pain and procedures including those helping patients age their very best. Dr. Tucker is an expert in advanced movement assessments, exercise therapy, soft tissue therapy and nutritional weight loss programs.

In West Los Angeles, Dr. Tucker employs a full time master weight loss specialist. His office offers three types of lasers, including TheraLase and Lite-Force devices; he has the only practice that has three types of shockwave machines including Zimmer, Storz, and PiezoWave; the MagnaWave PEMF device for state of the art magnet therapy; Lymphatic therapy, SCENAR; ELDOA exercise programs as treatments and other soft tissue procedures like the Rapid Release and Deep Muscle Stimulator. He recently introduced patients to Virtual Reality for stress reduction.

He dedicates about one to two weekends a month travelling around the Country to teach other practitioners about the POLITE Method. Dr. Tucker is incredibly passionate about helping people solve pain issues and age management practices. With appropriate diagnostic testing, including Functional Movement Screens (FMS), body mass, and comprehensive consultations, he is able to help patients who wish to get healthy and stay healthy by creating an individual precision physical therapy program for each person.

Dr. Tucker feels that each of us are individuals with individual needs. Traditional medicine, in his opinion, is suboptimal, and he will ask you “What matter’s to you?” rather than just “What is the matter with you?”

Call 310-444-9393 if you are ready to maximize the quality of your life for your remaining years.

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Chiropractor – Los Angeles

I know that I have the most progressive Chiropractic office in Los Angeles. My office and the equipment I have to offer my patients is unique. The goal of patient care is to help you resolve the issues you present with.  I view the body as a whole, where everything is connected to everything. I am an expert in understanding structural functions of connective tissues and the joints of the body. I examine the soft tissues and joints as elements in various layers of tissues and look to help patients figure out strategies to get better and stay better.

I can expose patients to a large variety of  traditional therapy and the latest technology including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools, laser, shockwave, magnet therapy and lymphatic drainage therapy.

As a post graduate instructor I present and teach how I practice treatments for common orthopedic and sports impairments.

I expect treatment outcomes to be better than other practitioners because of the techniques and specialty equipment I use and the relationships I build with my patients. I will explain precautions, contraindications, optimal healing timing of interventions, and safety in using the various interventions I have available to you.

For example, patients like the fact that I can use Negative Pressure Soft Tissue Mobilization (AKA cupping), Deep Muscle Stimulation, and laser, all in one session. These treatments target the anatomy, physiology, and clinical reasoning for your improvements.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as stiffness, sore joints, arthritis like pain, please call 310-444-9393 for an appointment.

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