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Meet Dr. Tom Tatasciore

Dr. Tom profile photoSince earning my Doctor of Chiropractic in 1990, I’ve become known as a no-nonsense, natural healthcare expert who chose chiropractic to help change people’s lives. My father instilled in me as a youth the principle to “Always leave things better than how you find them” and he also taught me there can be more than one solution to the problem facing you.

With these tenets in mind, I find solutions to help heal people from all walks of life, suffering from a myriad of painful and often complicated conditions. I’m honored to work with world-class athletes, average Joes, and their children, because everyone deserves to feel great.

My Chiropractic Journey

I always knew I wanted to be a doctor, but it was never my intention to become a chiropractor. My personal frustrating experiences with the traditional medical model nearly cost me my life, but led me to chiropractic.

After a spine-crushing football injury in high school, top surgeons said my walk would be affected, and I might never run again. My coach took me to his chiropractor, Dr. Joe Knight, and within a few weeks, I was competing again!

As a pre-med student in Kinesiology at UCLA, I was intent on becoming an amazing orthopedic surgeon. I was strong again, and competing on the Varsity Track & Field Team, when I suffered another serious injury.

Chiropractic adjustment taking place
Modern medicine fixed one of my injuries, but I knew there was an additional injury deep inside my body. I was in agony, but the doctors wouldn’t listen to me! When they finally found the source of my pain, my spleen had grown to four times its normal size. Their only solution was to immediately remove it surgically.

Thankfully, one of my personal coaches at UCLA took me from the hospital to his home for an acupuncture treatment and some terrible tasting herbs. I never knew he was an acupuncturist, but I trusted him, and overnight I noticed an improvement. Subsequent imaging showed my spleen was returning to normal, and it continues to function well. That experience helped me become aware of the many ways to help people.

On a surf trip to New Zealand, I spoke with a doctor about my experience, and he said, “Tom, you have too much talent to waste. Why don’t you consider chiropractic?” I then recalled my first chiropractic experience. Upon my return home, I called Dr. Joe Knight to plan my future.

A New Method of Healing

I’m a Functional Medicine practitioner. Combining all the healing methods I’ve learned from my travels around the world, I’m able to help each person in my care. The word “doctor” means “teacher” and I ensure patient education is a vital component of your plan.

As everyone’s needs differ, there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment approach. I’m upfront and honest, and I will tell you if I can help you, and how I plan to do it. I understand everyone has different health goals, and I want patients to know their care is their choice. Some people simply choose to “Patch it,” others want to “Fix it well,” and some choose to “Fix it right.” It’s your choice, and you can always change your mind.

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Dr. Tom Tatasciore | (760) 814-2023