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Dr. Chuck Steets
Twenty five years ago something happened to my little sister that changed my life forever…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 answer.
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 with these headaches 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 x-rays 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 27 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 23 and is a Registered Nurse, Michael is 21 and attending Tennessee Tech majoring in Computer Science and our baby girl Sara is 18 and attending Jackson State. It’s the joy of my life to watch their personalities, sense of humor and faith in God grow every day.
I’m 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 have some arthritis in my low back. To keep myself active and pain free I get 2-3 maintenance adjustments per month. I also stretch and do core strengthening every morning before work.
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.
Dr. Jake Doster
My life growing up was no different than anyone else; although the way I got here was. My mother was told by her doctors that it was a miracle in its own right that I was even conceived, much less carried for 9 months and delivered. She always told me God made me for a reason. As many would, I searched for that reason.
My mother always raised us to take care of our bodies. She was always diligent in driving to Senetobia, MS to visit her chiropractor and used various home remedies and natural treatments to help avoid sickness. Those remedies trickled down to us and I can only recall visiting a doctor’s office once while living at home and that was for a broken collar bone. Through her example I learned that proper prevention could sustain health.
I decided very early that I wanted to become a chiropractor. I had several ankle injuries during high school basketball that caused me to seek treatment from a new local chiropractor. After seeing him for several weeks, I learned that he was interested in hiring a chiropractic assistant. I excitedly jumped on the opportunity! This helped guide my desire to help others through the art of chiropractic.
I attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and earned my bachelors degree in cell and molecular biology. While in college, my mother became very ill and sought the help of her general practitioner. He assured her that her problem was simply an injury of her muscles and nothing else. As a result, she started seeing the chiropractor that I worked for. After a brief trial of care, he noticed that something wasn’t right and decided to do an extensive exam and workup of her condition. My mother was eventually diagnosed with colon cancer and passed away roughly a year later. I learned a lot during that tough spot in my life. I realized that, as a chiropractic physician, I would have the opportunity to help others just like our chiropractor had helped us. God opened the doors for my way into chiropractic school allowing me to graduate early from UTM.
I decided to attend Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO, which is annually recognized as having one of the best chiropractic doctorate programs in the country. My time at UTM and days working as a chiropractic assistant prepared me well for the intense task of tackling a year round professional program. I spent many long nights in that library and I’m pretty sure a couple of classmates and I single-handedly kept a local Starbucks afloat.
Now that school is in the rear view mirror, I am excited to help the people of the Jackson/Madison Co. area! My number one goal is to get you the relief that you have been searching for while teaching you that you don’t have to live in pain! I want each and every one of my patients to understand that we were given this amazing machine called the human body and that with proper care we can live life to its FULLEST!
I absolutely adore my family. My wife Hayley and I actually began our relationship in kindergarten at Dresden Elementary School. After 13 years apart, the Lord guided our paths back to each other and we thank him every day for it! She is an amazing singer and a genuinely beautiful person. We have a son, Braylon, who God blessed us with in August of 2012 and a daughter, Layla, who was born May of 2016. I am very busy ensuring they will be life-long Tennessee Volunteer fans, just like their daddy. We have to start them young, you know. I love sports in general and have a passion to work with local high school athletes, aiding in injury prevention and performance enhancement. I love to cook. If I weren’t a chiropractor, I would own a BBQ restaurant, no questions asked. I also enjoy bass fishing and going to the lake with my family.
Even though I preach it, I also practice it. I receive regular adjustments from Dr. Steets at the office and do various stretches to ensure spinal mobility and balance. I have currently made it a personal goal of mine to focus on proper eating habits as I believe we only get out what we put in. This can be hard for me…did I mention I LOVE to cook?
That’s my little story in a nutshell. But now I wanna learn about you! Chiropractic care is more advanced now than ever. More and more research is published every day about the safety and effectiveness of the care given by chiropractic physicians. I look forward to serving your needs! Today is the day that the Lord has made! Rejoice! Be glad in it!