Tulsa Chiropractors offer more than Back Pain and Neck Pain relief

Dr. Doug Pray is a Tulsa Chiropractor with a difference. Chiropractic is the world’s third largest health care profession yet it’s greatest benefits are virtually unknown to the vast majority of people today.  As a health care discipline, chiropractic’s primary role focuses on the spine and central nervous system. However, where traditional health care ends following the cessation of symptoms chiropractors continue to work with their patients to help achieve and maintain good health. Leveraging the recuperative power of the body to heal itself naturally chiropractors focus on identifying and alleviating interferences in the form of toxicities and deficiencies. By removing toxicities and deficencies thereby creating purity and sufficiency this maximizes the bodies natural healing mechanisms.

Chiropractors use the term, “dis-ease” to describe a state of stress within the body. Dis-ease or a lack of ease within the body has been identified as a precursor to the onset of disease. The state of dis-ease is brought on by chemical, physical, mental or emotional stressors, which are in the form of toxicities and deficiencies. To better understand toxicity this occurs when there is too much of something and often times the something in normal quantities is not only good for you but required. Conversely, a deficiency occurs when there is not enough of something that your body requires. A simple example would be salt. Salt at normal levels is vitally important not only for your health but for being alive. Having too much salt in your body is a chemical stressor in the form of toxicity, whereas not having enough salt would be a chemical stressor in the form of deficiency. This can be applied to virtually all chemical substances including the food that we eat. Similarly but within the physical stressor range there are certain levels of exercise that are good for the body, which changes based on your bodies current level of conditioning. When you have too much exercise as compared to your bodies requirement for sustaining health the exercise becomes a physical stressor in the form of toxicity. Likewise having insufficient exercise would be a physical stressor in the form of deficiency. All stressors: physical, chemical, mental, and emotional whether they are in the form of a deficiency or toxicity affect the body accumulatively; the outcome of which is the bodies current state of ease or dis-ease as the case may be.

The Treatment Provided by this Tulsa Chiropractor is Very Different.

Even before you make the decision to call  Tulsa Chiropractor, Dr. Doug Pray,  for your first visit, you will likely wonder what type of results you can expect. Of course, results will always vary based on a variety of factors including your current age, length of time you have had the problem, type and seriousness of the problem, and your ability to follow through on the recommended course of care. However, you can be assured that all of these factors will be taken into consideration when Dr. Pray makes his best recommendations. The treatment options offered by Dr. Pray are not the typical medical options of pain killers, muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories – what he offers is designed to address the cause of your concerns. His treatment is not intended to replace your medical doctors but when successfully applied it is unlikely that you would require anything else. Remember, traditional medical interventions are designed to provide relief for a specific set of symptoms with little regard for the actual condition that created the symptoms, whereas chiropractic looks to identify the cause of your health concerns first, then to correct the problem, and thereafter to help promote greater levels of health and well-being.  Health is defined as not merely the absence of disease of infirmity but as having optimal function of all parts physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

The Initial Focus of Chiropractic Care: The Subluxation

Correcting vertebral subluxations, which are caused when environmental stresses: chemical, mental, emotional or physical overwhelm the body’s capacity to manage such stresses are the primary focus of treatment when initiating chiropractic care. When stress accumulates in the body creating the state of dis-ease it can reach a tipping point where the body can no longer properly adapt to the stress. This can happen suddenly as in the case of a car accident or fall or it can happen chronically from a repetitive stress. Most often it is multi-factorial: work stress, relationship stress, physical stress, poor eating habits or chemical stress. Whether the stress is sudden or chronic the body will try to adapt itself to the stress physically. This leads to abnormal movement patterns due to muscular splinting (muscle tension) and it is at these times when the spine is most susceptible to subluxation. Most often while doing a normal every day activity: getting in or out of the car, getting out of bed, picking up a small item, or simply falling asleep in an abnormal position. Most patients see this moment, the moment when the pain onsets, as the time that the problem actually started. However, the vast majority of the time the actual problem has been present for considerable time and the moment when the pain onset was simply the moment that the body was no longer able to properly adapt to the current level of stress: the straw that broke the camel’s back.

Chiropractors adjust the misalignments or vertebral subluxations of the spine with gentle forces being applied to the back and neck to help change the position and movement of the bones in the spine. By minimizing or correcting subluxations of the spine this in turn improves the normal communication system of the body, the nervous system, thereby allowing the body to more accurately adapt itself to and manage the stresses it is currently experiencing. The vast majority of patients that receive a chiropractic adjustment report that they feel more relaxed following the treatment. This occurs as the nervous system is managing the bodily functions better. Today the vast majority of people are unaware of the importance of regular maintenance for the spine. Of course, this is the primary reason that more than 30% of adults suffer with spinal related health concerns on any given day. Your Chiropractor in Tulsa can help you to get started with first correcting any problems you may have in the spine and then more importantly ensure that you and your family learn how to properly maintain your spines throughout life. Recent studies report that adolescent onset of chronic back pain is up more than 500% in the last decade alone. This one study alone points to the fact that spinal maintenance must become a regular part of families health care routine.

Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and this is especially true when it comes to the spine. There are many aspects of health where we can simply replace the parts when they wear out, e.g. our teeth. However, you get one spine, one spinal cord, one life. Live it in health; take care of your spine!


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