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Chiropractic & Chronic Pain

I practice more than just Chiropractic. I coined the term the POLITE Method

  • P is for Protect you from further pain and injury; create a Plan for healing; and Prevention from future episodes
  • OL is for Optimal Loading; this means adding gentle movements that don’t overload or hurt you.
  • I is for Ice or Instruments (laser, shockwave, deep muscle stimulation (DMS), etc.)
  • T is for Technology / Taping
  • E is for Education, Eating, Exercise and Ergonomics

The “P” reminds me to tell the patient the plan to get rid of pain and inflammation and discuss prevention strategies. This includes protecting the painful area, providing education and my prescription. I explain my plan, and offer ideas and suggestions on how they can protect the spine or involved area. I explain the services I can provide to help improve posture and achieve a positive outcome.

The “OL” stands for optimal loading. This means don’t overload the tissue structures, but at the same time, don’t underload them, either. Movement is important especially for sports medicine. I provide the patient with corrective exercises they can do to help heal properly.

The “I” reminds me to talk about the instruments or implements I can and will use as part of the treatment for inflammation; not just ice, but also physical therapy modalities such as acoustic shockwave, lasers, lymphatic drainage, deep muscle stimulation and other soft-tissue therapies. I also use nutrition and a body composition analysis machine, which help to guide my weight-loss programs.

The “T” reminds me to offer Taping (kinesiology and athletic taping). Taping is just part of the treatment right now.

The “E” stands for exercise, education, eating and ergonomics. Adding these components to care has a high patient value, is quality care and helps reduce the risk of future episodes.

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Chiropractic & Sports Medicine

Five of the most powerful tools to target muscle pain and scar tissue adhesions related to sports injury (injuries) are the

Rapid Release device
Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS)
EnPuls – Radial Shock Wave Therapy
Piezowave – Acoustic Shock Wave Therapy
Laser Therapy
Between my hands for the Chiropractic evaluation and these tools we can release painful adhesions, tight muscles, stiff joints and help chronic pain.

 

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Chronic Pain

Dr. Jeffrey Tucker treats chronic pain patients using the most modern technology such as Piezo-electric shockwave. Shockwave therapy has the following effects:

1. Eliminate pain

2. Facilitate healing

3. Improve local microcirculation leading to improved tissue metabolism

4. Increase production of collagen

5. Reduce local muscle tension

6. Help dissolve calcific fibroblasts

7. Stimulate the “washing away” of Substance-P (a pain producing chemical)

Call 310-444-9393 to learn more about the latest chronic pain treatments.

 

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