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Massage therapy. What’s better?

  • Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) uses percussion and mechanical vibrations to stimulate nerve functions.
  • DMS provides deep muscle tissue therapy.
  • DMS is percussion and concussion vibration.
  • DMS also concentrates on general or local muscle spasms. It increases muscle metabolism and increases the lactic acid cycle to relieve pain.
  • Deep, rapid, short-duration percussion is the key to the elimination of pain.
  • DMS can be used in effective management of acute and chronic pain, not exclusive to, but including: headaches, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis, edema, myofascial pain and frozen joints.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Tucker was personally trained by the inventor of the DMS.

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Chronic Pain Patients Offered Help

If you have neck or low back pain for more than 3 months that is considered chronic pain. It will be important for you to find a doctor that combines the most recent and relevant treatments to help you. The assumption is that “Doctors want to help patients” but Doctors and patients alike often prefer subtle changes in practice and patient care. In simple terms, Doctors can be slow to adopt new technology that helps improve outcomes and patient care!

TheraLase laser therapy is a relatively new yet effective treatment that can help reduce chronic pain, however, laser devices have been considered expensive to most doctors. For doctors, purchasing a laser has become as simple as buying an old fashioned ultrasound device. For patients, there’s really only one thing you can do. And that’s to go to your doctor, and ask him or her about laser therapy.

Laser is a solution to help chronic back and neck pain sufferers – it may make the lives of many pain sufferers a lot more enjoyable and a lot less debilitating for a fraction of the cost of surgery and spinal injections.

TheraLase – a Canadian based company introduced a laser that may help prevent nerve (radicular) pain through the interruption of the lack of oxygen and blood flow (the ischemic metabolic pathway) to painful tissues; Theralase may interrupt the generation of inflammation and help decrease inflammatory chemicals that have already occurred and be causing chronic pain; TheraLaser may improve reinnervation in chronic nerve pain (radiculopathy).

What Theralase would do is essentially give doctors and chronic pain patients with mild-to-moderate musculoskeletal pain an option for treatment that is relatively inexpensive compared to drugs and surgery.

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, a Chiropractor in Los Angeles, California combines TheraLase, hands-on massage therapy, diet and exercise as a perfect fit to help chronic pain patients. Tucker says “Laser therapy combines well with physical therapy, for increasing range of motion to stiff and painful joints and muscles, and increasing muscle strength. Doctors often move too slowly to adopt new technology that can help patient outcomes, then patient’s end up on the wrong side of recovery and health”.

Whether you are an athlete or chronic pain patient, you can never give up finding ways to improve performance and progressive thinking is crucial. The most basic drive for doctors to change is when patients go to their doctor’s office and ask about all of the new possible ways for help. Unfortunately if your doctor doesn’t work that way, you as the patient may have to take a detour from that doctor and find a practitioner using new technology like the TheraLase laser. Call 310-444-9393 if you would like a laser session,



Total Health Center at 310-444-9393 offers

Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) massage method. Dr. Tucker wrote the DMS manual with Dr. Jake Pivaroff, the inventor of the DMS. Dr. Tucker and his trained staff are the most experienced DMS practitioners.

The benefits of DMS massage:

Penetrates soft tissues and connective tissue better than hands.

Allows the spine and bony structures to feel less stiff.

Promotes blood flow and oxygenation to the tissues.

Speeds up soft tissue repair and recovery.

No need to remove clothes during your DMS session.

Preferred over hands-on-massage once you have experience the DMS method.

One 30 minute DMS session covers the feet, calfs, outer calfs, Hamstrings, Tensor Fascia Latae, Illiotibial band, Quadriceps, Piriformis, Glutes, Hip flexors, sacrum, low back, mid back, upper back, posterior shoulder area.

Call 310-444-9393 for a DMS massage session

$45 per 1/2 hour