If you are suffering from chronic back pain or sciatica caused by degenerative disc disease, bulging/herniated discs, facet or failed back surgery, you know how debilitating that pain can be. Chances are you’ve probably been told the only ways to relieve this pain are by taking muscle relaxers or pain medication, getting steroid injections or having surgery.
However, if you go to Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Langhorne, you more than likely can avoid all of these treatment options and receive lasting relief in a caring environment. That’s because this chiropractic office uses non-surgical spinal distraction, a revolutionary technology that is very safe and uses FDA cleared equipment to decompress spinal structures in a precise, gentle and effective manner.
Nationally, only one percent of chiropractors are certified to use this equipment, and Dr. David Tucker, owner of Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Centers, is among this small percentage. He trained with the doctor who innovated this technique.
“The far majority of my patients who undergo this non-surgical procedure see symptomatic relief within 30 days,” says Dr. Tucker. “Ultimately, they receive significant pain relief and are able to resume their daily functioning.
“Ninety-nine percent of people with disc disease that we see don’t need surgery. Plus, surgery is not always successful, and with surgery, you will be left with scar tissue that will eventually compress and contract tissue, which is not good for long term outcomes.”
In addition, Dr. Tucker strongly believes that pain medications are often overprescribed and overused, often leading to addiction.
Another specialty of Dr. Tucker’s is implementing postural correction. This is particularly important for people experiencing chronic neck pain from computer use, and for those with humpback posture.
Dr. Tucker uses Mirror Image exercise, adjustment and traction techniques to correct spinal posture deviations back towards normal alignment. By correcting whole spine misalignments, more permanent corrections of your ailments can be achieved.
Dr. Tucker also treats people with whiplash, providing a thorough evaluation, consultation and exam. If needed, he will also conduct nerve scans in the office, as well as a spinal X-rays.
“I do all this to get a better understanding of the injury so I can apply the correct technique exactly where it is needed,” says Dr. Tucker, who is post-graduate certified in treating whiplash by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
Once his patients are no longer in pain, Dr. Tucker strives to help them maintain their overall wellness. He offers wellness consulting, during which time he creates a treatment plan for his patients. He teaches them how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by making important changes, such as losing weight and better managing stress. He also explains the benefits of taking natural supplements that are safe and effective.
The Wellness Center offers a detox treatment for weight loss. It also has certified massage therapists and a licensed personal trainer on staff.
In addition, several times a month, Dr. Tucker conducts wellness seminars in the community.
“I want my patients to get well and stay well naturally,” says Dr. Tucker. For more information about Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Center, located at 198 N. Pine Street, call 215-750-8006 and visit them at www.DrDavidTucker.com.
PHOTO CAP: Dr. David Tucker, owner of Tucker Chiropractic and Wellness Centers