Over 30 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 remained 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 numerous techniques in the treatment of lower back and leg pain, his decision to specialize in Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and his association with the Lordex Spine Institute of Houston was a “watershed” moment in Dr. Tunick’s quest to improve the care and treatment of these difficult conditions. Dr. Tunick specializes in the treatment of severe and chronic lower back and leg pain and is a recognized expert in the field of Non Surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and often consults with numerous physicians in Oregon as well as across the United States.
Dr. Tunick often consults with chiropractic, medical, osteopathic and naturopathic physicians, and other healthcare professionals 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.”
On The Personal Side
In his spare time Dr. Tunick can be found hunting among the many antique shops of Portland, visiting our wonderful vineyards, hiking the Coast or throughout the Columbia Gorge, or challenging one of the many golf courses that continue to teach him the fine art of humility.
Dr. Tunick has two grown children, a son in Seattle and a daughter in New York. He has been active with fundraising for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and serves the community whenever the opportunity arises. After a 20 plus year stint practicing in sunny Hawaii, Dr. Tunick attests his move to Portland was “for the weather of course!”
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.
Call today for your Complimentary Consultation with Dr. Tunick 503-684-9698