Mechanics and worried spouses in Tulsa frequently admonish us that preventative maintenance prevents breakdowns. I always understood this for cars, but I failed to apply this wisdom to the ultimate high-performance vehicle—my body. I rely on my spinal mechanic, Dr. Keith G. Ryan, for maintenance adjustments and learned what happens when you take your chiropractic health for granted.
In recent years, I have missed too many opportunities to exercise in Tulsa. (I seldom missed a trip to the buffet table.) The bottom line is that I stopped maintaining my body. At the same time, I stopped my regular maintenance visits to Dr. Keith Ryan, my Chiropractor. At first, things were fine. I am, after all, one of the invincible heroes of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
One day I sneezed. This was no ordinary sneeze. This sneeze would have blown down any house in Tulsa. As the hurricane winds from my sneeze destroyed the Oklahoma landscape, I felt a zinging sensation shoot across my sciatic. My knees collapsed and down I went. The pain was excruciating and I couldn’t stand. I crawled to a clear area of the room and stretched as best as my hips allowed. I had thought I was too busy to see Dr. Keith Ryan, and now my high-performance vehicle had broken down and left me stranded.
Fortunately, I did maintain my car, so I was able to drive to Keith G. Ryan, D.C., a chiropractic office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and start the spinal repairs. I don’t enjoy pain and was mindful of the need for regular chiropractic maintenance as a way to avoid pain and be ready to embrace all of the opportunities available in Oklahoma.
When you think about it, a car can be neglected and replaced. Our bodies can be neglected, but they are a little harder to replace. Chiropractic care is nothing to sneeze at, and Keith G. Ryan, D.C., is the spinal mechanic specialist in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Get a check up on your back. Let Dr. Keith G. Ryan keep your high-performance machine tuned up and ready to speed down the fast lanes of Tulsa.
Ernest Raynor, Ed. D.