Urinary incontinence is common especially in women who have had babies, weakened core muscles, and damage to the pelvic floor. Men with a hernia, or prior hernia surgery are susceptible too. Working out the pelvic floor muscles is part of the recovery fix for leaky bladder or urinary incontinence. But how do you make these muscles stronger?
treatment I’ve seen work the best so far is the Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency
or PEMF. It seems to work better than what the physical therapist are doing to
try and activate the pelvic floor muscles by hand. The goal of the PEMF
treatment for urinary incontinence is to contract and relax the small pelvic
floor muscles AND increase the micro-circulation. The PEMF machine feels good
when it’s on you, and you get to enjoy just sitting still and relaxing.
far I have been able to get patients to go for long walks or short jogs without
leakage, play catch with their kids without pain in the pelvis area again, and have
less embarrassment from the whole thing.
No one should have to miss out on life because of urinary incontinence! Try strengthening your pelvic floor muscles
with the PEMF.
does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy is an
in-office procedure that focuses low intensity pulses (waves) at the soft
tissues to treat injured tendons, scar tissue formation, ligament and cartilage
damage, and tight- stiff joints and muscle tissue. Shockwave treatments are
performed by Dr. Jeffrey Tucker, and the course of therapy usually requires a
trial of 3 sessions and up to 6-12 office visits. Shockwave therapy treatments create
stresses to the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, lymph, and blood vessels)
and bone that promote physiological processes meant to regenerate blood vessels
and improve circulation – a process known as neovascularization. Increased
circulation (blood and oxygen) allows for the natural exchange of blood flow
with new cell formation.
expect at your visit.
Dr. Jeffrey Tucker is the
only Los Angeles practitioner with 3 different (Piezo-wave, Storz, Zimmer) pulse
wave machines using this technology. Some machines are better than others
because of the hand held applicator sizes and choices it provides me and my
patients to deliver the shock wave. I can better target the areas that bother
you. Prior to commencing treatment, an ultrasound gel is applied to the
treatment area. During treatment, shockwaves will be directed to various areas
around the target site of pain or dysfunction as well as near-by fascial
connections. While patients may experience a slight tingling, they should not
be uncomfortable or experience pain. Typically, the entire treatment session
will last about 25-30 minutes. Understanding your chief complaint and
performing a proper history and examination helps determine the number of
recommended treatments you would need. This number may be adjusted based on
results. Because this is a non-invasive procedure, patients will not require
anesthesia. You may return to normal activities such as going right back to
work, to the gym, walking, etc. right after a pulse wave treatment.
shockwave therapy right for me?
Pulse wave (Shockwave)
therapy is one of the best treatment options used for treating tendons,
decreased blood flow, and fascia (scar tissue) dysfunction. A thorough
assessment of the your overall health, past history related to sports injuries,
car accidents, falls, diet, and lifestyle will be considered prior to
treatment. Discussion will also cover treatment options that you have tried and
what worked and did not work.
If you would like to learn
more about the benefits of pulse wave therapy (shockwave therapy), contact Dr.
Jeffrey Tucker at 310-444-9393 to schedule a consultation. I am located in the
west Los Angeles, Brentwood area.
Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing or
regenerating cells and tissues to restore normal function and reduce pain.
I use alternative (non-injection) regenerative therapies in
Shockwave irritant therapy is an excellent alternative to injection therapy without the injection.
Shockwave therapy also known as pulse wave therapy causes inflammation. This will kick-start regeneration by stimulating the body to send in macrophages, which are cells that trigger the healing response. Shockwave therapy is an irritant therapy especially good for muscle, tendon and joint pain including chronic neck and back pain, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon problems and plantar fasciitis.
Peptides used to be only administered by getting expensive shots (injections) that have to be given into your muscles. I use Peptides in pill form. Peptides decrease inflammation and pain which helps cartilage heal, and decreases tissue breakdown. I have seen good results with Peptides for my patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and degenerative disc disease (DDD). It really helps reduce gut inflammation too. Peptides break larger molecules into smaller units. The ones I use are specific messengers for painful inflammation of the spine, cartilage and gut.
Light Therapy/Laser Therapy
Laser light therapy results in cell signaling and mitochondrial recruitment and is another non-invasive regenerative therapy. Laser light initiates the healing response, repairing damaged tissue by stimulating new, healthy tissue cells. I have 4 light therapy devices in my office so that I can provide a broad spectrum of light wave therapy. The use of light therapy into an injured area is safer than injecting fluids into the body.
PEMF stands for ‘peripheral
PEMF stimulates the microcirculation. It’s one of my most
impressive non-injection therapies. Increasing microcirculation improves
lubrication. PEMF has FDA approval for urinary incontinence because it also
stimulates the pelvic floor muscles.