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Introducing Jackson Chiropractor Dr. Chuck Steets

Twenty five years ago something happened to my little sister that changed my life forever…

Jackson Chiropractor, Dr. Chuck Steets

Jackson Chiropractor,
Dr. Chuck Steets

I can remember it like it was yesterday. My sister, Sherry, was 12 years old. She was getting terrible headaches, and she had them every single day. My mom was worried and took her to specialists who did CAT scans, EEG’s, X-rays, blood work and just about everything else. After all that, nobody had any answers… I remember how Sherry broke into tears one afternoon when a doctor suggested a spinal tap. She began to wonder, “Am I going to suffer like this for the rest of my life?”

A caring friend convinced my mom to take Sherry to see her doctor. That doctor did an exam, took some films and then “adjusted” her spine. Sherry told me that the adjustment didn’t hurt, it actually felt good. She got dramatic relief from the very start! And, by the way, that new doctor was a chiropractor! I became so interested in chiropractic that I became a chiropractor myself.

I got my pre-med degree from Oral Roberts University. Although she is younger, my sister Sherry had actually gone there ahead of me. She bragged on how strong their science department was and convinced me to come out to Tulsa. Sherry is a very disciplined and well organized student. She had straight A’s all the way through high school and college (except for one B). I on the other hand, I was much more interested in all other non-academic extracurricular activities. I won’t go there, but it took the grace of God to get me through that program… I finally graduated and spent two years as a youth pastor in North Carolina. My roommate’s dad was a preacher and he had offered me a job helping the youth in his church.

I really loved the time I spent there with those kids. I still think about them often… and hope I didn’t mess any of them up.

The youth group grew from 6 to 56 kids in those two years and that little Presbyterian Church freaked out. We had kids from all different denominations coming to bible studies and church events. The pace of growth was unsettling for many of the older church members and they were concerned that I was changing the “way they did things…” They asked me to resign and take 6 months severance pay, or they would find a reason to fire me. I’m no rocket scientist, but I knew it was time to go back to school.

I ended up at Logan University in St. Louis, Mo. It is one of the top three schools in the profession. My academic training at Oral Roberts Univ. had well prepared me for graduate school. What absolutely amazed me was the cadaver lab: 50 or more human bodies for me to study, touch and learn from. I know that the thought of cadavers is a little weird, but the human body is incredible. The exact way the muscles, ligaments, organs and tissues are put together really increased my confidence that there is a creator God. The body is truly designed to be an active, productive self healing machine. Chiropractic simply comes along side the body’s “built in” healing mechanisms and encourages it to heal itself.

Four years later, I graduated from Logan University. I had received a great education; now it was time to get out there and watch some miracles happen!

My first objective with every patient is to give them relief. Every day, I see new patients that have that hesitant, nervous look on their face. They are usually in pain, often severe pain, and the last thing they want is anything that HURTS. I really get a kick out of watching the fear and nervousness melt away as my staff and I gently take them through the exam process and begin to provide notable pain reduction. It’s like they breathe a sigh of relief and say to themselves, “Finally, someone is going to help me!”

Ultimately, my goal for every one of my patients is to help them achieve the fullest, most active life possible. I want them to forget about their pain… and live LARGE!

I am a family man to the core. I met my wife, Evelyn in church. I thought she was cute, but kinda flighty, like a little social butterfly. Talking to this person, then that one; always sweet and kind. She had a big smile, and those beautiful, attentive eyes.  She was too good to be true! I kept looking for her evil dark side to jump out of the closet. Then, I could categorize her with so many other church-going hypocrites I knew. But she was consistent. She carried the love of God around inside her like nobody I’d ever met. And that’s not the best of it: she was attracted to me… and I liked it! I always felt special around her. Unique and strong. We dated for two years and I finally got up the nerve to ask her to marry me.

We have been married now for 15 years. We are both passionate people and heated “discussions” are commonplace around our house. But the truth is: I wouldn’t trade her for the world and, hopefully, she wouldn’t trade me either. We have three fantastic kids (and I’m not biased at all). Matthew is 16, Michael is 14 and Sara is 11. It’s the joy of my life to watch their personalities, sense of humor and faith in God grow every day.

The boys and I love to play tennis together. It’s a great bonding experience and we love how it keeps us active; Sara is more interested in dance right now. She is very proud of her ability to do the splits (a feat that none of us boys has mastered yet). I’m also an avid outdoorsman. I love all the memories of going fishing or hunting with my dad… or camping with my family. These are all activities that the Steets clan enjoys to this day. I also enjoy a hefty share of golf preferably on a weekly basis. Too bad I’m not as good as I think I am. I doubt a tour appearance is in my near future.

Maintenance of proper spinal alignment and motion is vital to maximum health and longevity. I get an adjustment at least once a week. I also do stretches every night with the kids. I have a degenerated disc at L5, so I also use an inversion table at home every night for 5-10 minutes. Once every two to three months I also do a session of Non-Surgical Decompression.

Proper eating habits are also vital to peak health and energy. Most of us know the foods that tend to cause obesity. I encourage moderation and an increased focus on fruits and veggies.

Enough about me! Today’s chiropractic is a wonderfully safe and natural way to relieve pain and improve overall health. Give us a call today and schedule a free consultation. Let us help you take your first step towards a strong healthy spine and a full active life. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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