Gloria Tucker M.D., is one of the few Physicians in the world who is knowledgeable and skilled in treating the ligaments and tendons supporting the joints. These days many Doctors have learned to put PRP injections into a joint. At Dr. Tucker’s practice, not only do we treat the joint, but all of the supporting structures. This requires great skill and a thorough understanding of anatomy.
Dr. Tucker was trained and now is an instructor within the Hackett-Hemwall-Patterson Foundation. Dr Patterson himself was her personal Mentor. This is the organization of top Doctors who founded the technique of Regenerative Medicine (Prolotherapy) in the late 1960’s. This is the only group that teaches Doctors how to treat the supporting structures around the joints. Dr. Tucker has been teaching for many years other Doctors studying within this group this valuable and effective technique .
IT’S THE LIGAMENTS!
Gloria Tucker, M.D., Phi Beta Kappa from University of Southern California, and Board Certified in Sports Medicine, practiced traditional non-surgical orthopedics for 13 years. Once she personally experienced dramatic results with PRP and Prolotherapy, she changed her entire focus to treating tendons, ligaments and joints with Prolotherapy and PRP. After mastering this therapy, she became an instructor of Proliferative Medicine to other physicians from all over the world, and has been teaching for many years. She is a founding member of the International Association of Regenerative Therapists. She is also a published author in the field of Proliferative/Regenerative Medicine.
Once Dr. Tucker understood the wide application of proliferative medicine to the ligaments and tendons of the body, and the limitations of traditional medicine, she became proficient at advanced techniques for patients who did not respond to usual care or preferred alternative therapies. Her advanced techniques include: PRP, Dextrose Prolotherapy, Prolozone and Peri-Neural Injection Therapy. This opened new horizons for her and she wanted to understand more so that she could integrate this therapy into a multifaceted approach. She actively takes courses in Osteopathy, Functional Movement Assessment Techniques, Ozone Therapy, Stem Cell Treatment and Ultrasound Guided Regenerative Medicine. Now she is knowledgeable and able to carefully assess her patients and refer, when appropriate. In addition, she is well connected to alternative providers. These include: Chiropractic Care, Orthopedic Massage, Neuro-Kinetic Therapy, Acupuncture, Myo-fascial and Energy work. As a classically trained MD, she refers her patients to orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists when indicated. She is committed to evaluating her patient’s pain properly and recommending the right treatment.
Dr. Tucker’s Hallmark is taking her time
to make an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Tucker’s treatments get to the source of your pain and take care of it once and for all. Her treatments are not invasive, like surgery. They don’t mask the pain, like drug therapy. Instead, her treatments literally help your own body rebuild the supporting structures around the painful joint – giving you enduring pain relief. Dr. Tucker’s diagnoses and treatments are at the cutting edge of medicine today.
Dr. Tucker’s trained hands are precise and accurate, but she also uses the guidance of Ultrasound
Gloria Tucker M.D. is
- Instructor of Proliferative/Regenerative Techniques to physicians since 2013
- Board Certified Diplomate in Sports Medicine,
- University of Southern California, M.D.,
- University of Southern California B.S., Phi Beta Kappa
Millions of people in this country suffer from pain in their backs, knees, neck, feet, and every joint imaginable. Pain has severely limited their lives. More times than not, people are unsure about the cause of this pain and have found no relief. Perhaps this is you. Pain medicines are prescribed. Sometimes surgery is recommended, but the pain continues. Frequently, after an injury or surgery, very specific tendons or ligaments are damaged and they are unable to heal on their own. Exercise won’t strengthen a damaged ligament. And the pain persists.
Dr. Tucker weaves together the Analytic Expertise of Traditional Medicine with the Time-Honored Success of Alternative Knowledge.
Behind the scenes of Gloria Tucker M.D.’s Prolotherapy Office; a short video
Dr. Tucker is a Specialist in the Advanced therapies
of PRP, Regenerative Therapy, Prolotherapy.
What is Proliferative Medicine (Regenerative Medicine or Prolotherapy)?
Proliferative treatment involves carefully addressing each tendon and ligament surrounding the injured joint. We create a very precise inflammatory response in the injured tissue allowing collagen to reform and healing to occur. Guided by Ultra Sound, a series of very specific small injections initiates this response, and effectively tightens and heals the damaged tissue. Once these structures are stable, pain resolves and strengthening can take place.
Proliferative Medicine is the treatment of choice for the loose-jointed patient (Hypermobile), patellar subluxation, recurrent ankle sprain, sacro-iliac (SI) instability, low back pain, mid back pain, hip, knee (especially meniscal injuries), plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and most problems in the foot, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, back and neck. It is a great remedy for early arthritis and sports injuries. Other disorders that respond beautifully to Proliferative treatment include Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia (which is frequently associated with hypermobility) Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and so much more. But we must stress that PRP is five times more effective than Prolotherapy and we highly recommend exploring that option, first.
Can proliferative medicine help with my nerve pain? Yes!
Neuro-Prolotherapy (Perineural Injection Therapy)
This is a breakthrough procedure that has been recently pioneered by Dr. John Lyftgot . He found that the receptors (TRPV1) to the chemicals secreted by the nerves carry the sensitivity to pain. When those nerves have been ignited, he found that injecting the skin along the nerve tracts shut down the pain transmission. We use 5% dextrose which diffuses down into the deeper nerve tracts and stops the pain. This technique works, and it is very safe.
I have had great success with this in facial pain, neck pain, head pain, hip pain, peripheral nerve pain and severe nerve pain after injury and surgery.