Over 25 years ago, Dr. Jeffrey K. Tunick was confronted with the difficult fact and reality that low back pain was often at best, managed not cured. Dr. Tunick studied and employed a wide range of treatment approaches to seek solutions to the growing problem of chronic and severe low back and leg pain that afflicts our society in epidemic proportions. While many of the techniques and treatments employed were helpful, he was convinced that a treatment protocol that would approach mechanical spinal pathology of the low back with a mechanical solution would prove to be the most effective.
Dr. Tunick felt that weakening and flexibility of the muscles of the back had to be addressed if people were ever going to make lasting recoveries from their back pain. Having utilized a number of advanced techniques in the treatment of lower back and leg pain, his association with the Lordex Spine Institute of Houston was a ‘watershed’ moment in Dr. Tunick’s lifelong quest to improve the care and treatment of these difficult conditions.
As one of the Lordex Spine Institute physicians, Dr. Tunick often consults with fellow chiropractic, medical, osteopathic and naturopathic physicians to assist in the management of difficult lower back and leg pain cases. He devotes his time to the treatment of chronic and severe pain, helping people to live better and fuller lives.
“After all, helping someone to ‘take back their life’ is one of the most important contributions we can make; giving someone the ability to play with their children, to be able to work, to be as active as they were before they were stricken with pain is our primary goal.”
In his spare time Dr. Tunick can be found hunting among the many antique shops of Portland or hiking throughout the Columbia Gorge. After a 20 plus year stint practicing in sunny Hawaii, Dr. Tunick attests his move to Portland was ‘for the weather’.
Dr. Tunick, a 1980 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, is a member of multiple national honor societies and has countless hours of postgraduate education in orthopedics, neurology, biomechanics, ergonomics, disability examination, physical medicine and therapeutics and clinical nutrition; as well as diagnostic imaging including MRI and CT scan, nuclear bone imaging and thermography.
He holds chiropractic licenses in Oregon, Hawaii and New Jersey. Dr. Tunick has served on the Peer Review Committe of the Hawaii State Chiropractic Association, past President of the Maui County Chiropractic Society, and is a member of multiple chiropractic professional organizations and continues to attend post graduate education courses throughout the year.