Kelley Butts, D.C. grew up in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and graduated from East Central University in 1986 with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. He then began working as a Technical Director with an adhesives company near Arlington, Texas.
His life was dramatically changed one day due to an event involving someone very close to him. That event caused him to do something he said he would never do. He returned to school and later graduated with a Doctorate from Parker College of Chiropractic.
Dr. Kelley cares for families, children, and individuals who want to achieve optimum health. He uses a variety of techniques, each depending on the needs of the patient. Dr. Kelley takes the time to make sure that you are understood and receive the best care you possibly can. In our opinion, he is an absolutely phenomenal adjuster and is extremely gentle. Often times chiropractic looks intimidating or scary because of "popping" or quick hand movements, but we believe you will feel comfortable at our office. Dr. Kelley adjusts exactly what needs to be adjusted, and will not adjust if you do not need it. Precision, accuracy, and technique shine in each and every adjustment.
Linda, our Office Manager, joined Family Health Chiropractic full time in 2012. She was raised in Wynnewood, Oklahoma and graduated from Wynnewood High School in 1978. She moved to Norman after graduation to attend the University of Oklahoma.
Linda worked in the retail industry until 1991, then, after the birth of her twins, she began a support group for Moms of Special Needs Children called MOMS (Mothers of Magnificent Stars). That support group is still meeting in Texas.
Linda relocated to Oklahoma and began work at OU Children’s Physicians as a Patient Services Representative for the Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis clinic
Her experience with Special Needs was the deciding factor in her receiving that employment offer, and a major factor in her career at Family Health Chiropractic as well.
Everyone at Family Health Chiropractic is committed to teaming with you to help you achieve your Wellness goals. We are excited that you are considering taking the next step on your journey to an abundant life, and we can't wait to talk to you!
We exist to instill hope and improve quality of life.
We strive to provide a Wellness based facility that is friendly, attentive and effective. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office, because our patients are cared for as if they were family.
"Our mission is to help as many people as possible... especially children." Because of our mission statement, we will always be more than happy to schedule an Initial Consultation with you to discuss your health, your concerns, what we do, and how chiropractic can help.
In order to stay organized and provide the highest quality of care, we are not a walk-in/drop-in office, and the doctor is not always readily available. If you would like to make a New Patient Appointment, please contact our office by phone or email. Same day appointments may be available but are not guaranteed.
We are no longer in network with insurance, but we do accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit/debit cards.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and encourage you on your journey to wellness.
Remember, pain and dysfunction is a symptom that something is wrong. The underlying cause of the problem needs to be determined and addressed.
What is Chiropractic?
A natural approach to healing, chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-healing and self-regulating. The body is completely controlled by the brain, spinal cord and the network of nerves that connect to every organ, tissue and cell. When this system is not functioning correctly, the body can not perform the way it was designed.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not used in the care of a patient. Prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are usually used to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and correcting the real problem, which is what chiropractic is all about. That being said, supplementation and modifications to your nutrition plan are almost always a part of the bigger picture and can greatly impact your health.
Chiropractic is care that keeps your body functioning correctly and efficiently, allowing it to heal, repair, and strengthen itself. It removes the cause of issues rather than just cover up the effect.
What is a Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a "subluxation."
Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues, ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to irritate nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This irritation comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
As time goes by and a subluxation remains untreated, the spine and surrounding features such as discs can begin to degenerate. This degeneration becomes more difficult to reverse as time goes by because the surrounding muscles, nerves and bones begin to adjust to the new shape. The body is an amazing machine. It will start to accommodate these changes by compensating in other areas. The longer this goes on, the more difficult it is and the longer it takes to get back to near perfect position.
Chiropractic can help reduce the severity and the frequency of your allergies. Chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies. Allergies are a reaction by your immune system to an allergen (substances that normally have no effect on people) resulting in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock. These symptoms are caused by the histamines your immune system creates in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen. When your spine is misaligned it can impinge on the nervous system in your body. Studies have shown that the nervous system has an effect on the functionality of your immune system. When your nervous system is under stress and not functioning properly, your immune system cannot work at an optimal level. Chiropractors work with the nervous system by aligning the spine to relieve any stress on nerves. This allows the immune system to work at a higher level, making it easier to fight off infections while recognizing allergens. When your immune system recognizes allergens, it will not overreact to them, or at least not react as severely to them. If you suffer from allergies, chiropractic can help you find relief. Schedule an appointment today.
Intervertebral discs are positioned between the vertebrae in the spine. The outside of a disc is made from cartilage, and in the center is a jelly like solution. These discs serve many purposes, including allowing movement of the spine, creating space between the vertebrae, and acting as shock absorbers. The gelatinous middle allows the disc to compress and expand based on impact and movement. Trauma to the spine can cause the discs to herniated, bulge, become displaced (slipped disc), or even rupture. Trauma or direct injury to the area is not the only cause, however. As we get older, the discs can begin to weaken and dehydrate. These conditions can put pressure on the nerves around the spine and cause pain. If you suffer from one of these injuries you should see a chiropractor. Surgery is risky, expensive, and requires recovery time. In many cases, you can experience relief from these conditions through chiropractic. By properly aligning the spine, pressure can be relieved on nerves and on the discs themselves. This can reduce and, in many cases, eliminate your pain and discomfort and allow you to live a normal lifestyle.
Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement. Chiropractic can help with both types of injuries. Adjustments and alignments can be performed specifically for those who have been in car accidents and suffered from whiplash. The pressure on the discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to its proper alignment. If you have been in a car accident, schedule an appointment with us before relying on pain medications and surgery.
Arthritis is a condition that is caused by the wearing down of the cartilage between joints. Some of the major joints that are affected are the knees, hips, back, neck, and hands/wrist. Arthritis can be painful and can cause the affected areas to not function properly. Arthritis in one area can cause arthritis or other problems in a different joint. For instance, if you have arthritis in your left knee, you may compensate for this by putting more pressure on your right side, leading to right hip problems. Pain medications can provide temporary relief from pain and discomfort, but it is not a long term solution. Chiropractic can alleviate pain by releasing pressure on the nervous system with proper alignment. It can also restore proper joint movement, helping to ensure that you use proper motion so that you do not cause injury to other parts of your body. We are not concerned strictly with the affected area, but rather the body as a whole. We aim to restore and maintain proper movement and functionality to increase your overall well being.
Joint dysfunction occurs when joints become stiff and full movement is restricted. It can be caused by an injury, poor posture, overuse/underuse of a joint, muscle imbalance, as well as other factors. Like arthritis, joint dysfunction can cause pain in the joint and the surrounding muscles, and can also cause problems in other parts of the body due to overcompensation. One common form of joint dysfunction is sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which occurs where the base of the spine meets the pelvis. It causes low back pain and prohibits movement. This condition is often misdiagnosed because the symptoms are similar to sciatica or a herniated disc. Your chiropractor can properly diagnose this condition and provide relief. Using specific adjustments for the affected joint can return proper mobility and help reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Discomfort along the spinal column in your neck or back is usually caused by subluxations, or misalignments of your vertebrae. A small misalignment can cause symptoms by irritating nerves. Left untreated, these subluxations can cause muscle spasms and increase in discomfort. Chiropractic adjustments properly align your spine so that pressure on joints and nerves is released. It is a direct treatment for the cause of the symptom, not a temporary relief like pain relievers or massage.
Many people believe that headaches are caused by loud noise, being tired, or being stressed. While these are all factors that can lead to headaches, the direct cause is tightness in the neck and shoulders. The tightness can cause misalignments in the vertebrae of your neck, resulting in pain. 80% of all headaches originate from the neck. With a typical cervicogenic (neck origin) headache, a person usually feels pain starting at the base of the skull which radiates into the temples, eyeballs, and forehead. Chiropractic care can help eliminate the cause of your headaches rather than offering a temporary relief from the symptoms.
Spinal Degeneration Degeneration Phase 1 The first stage of spinal degeneration is when there is a loss of normal spine balance and spinal curvature. The surrounding features of the spine such as nerves, discs and joints begin to age quicker and are continually more stressed. This stage of the degeneration process rarely is accompanied with any major pain. At this point, there is a good chance that with the proper care, you can return to normal.
Degeneration Phase 2 In the second stage of spinal degeneration, there is a often narrowing of the discs and potentially deformation in the bones. Your posture is often beginning to degenerate as well at this point. As the spinal canal, or opening begins to narrow, there are often significant aches and pains associated. Fatigue and stress are more common at this stage. There is a good chance of improvement at this stage with the proper care.
Degeneration Phase 3 In the third stage of spinal degeneration, there is significant physical and mental involvement due to the level of issues here. There is most likely nerve damage as well as deformation of the bones and discs. There would a significant loss of energy and height at this point. Some reversal is possible.
Degeneration Phase 4 In the fourth stage of spinal degeneration, most damage is permanent including scar tissue, nerve damage and deformation. At this point, the condition is irreversible. Management of pain and discomfort is the best option here.
Sciatica is a condition that results when the sciatic nerve becomes irritated. Bulging discs, spinal subluxations, and muscle spasms can all cause increased pressure on the sciatic nerve. When this happens it causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back and leg. To properly treat sciatica the cause of the condition needs to be diagnosed and properly treated. Your chiropractor can help you do this.
When a nerve is squeezed or compressed it is called a "pinched nerve". This can be caused by spinal misalignments, bulging or herniated discs, or other factors. The increased pressure on the nerve causes inflammation, pain, and sometimes muscle spasms. The pressure on the nerve must be relieved in order to alleviate the pain. An examination can reveal the cause of the pain, and an adjustment can relieve the pain by properly aligning the spine and addressing the cause of the pain.
We have discussed many conditions that can be relieved through chiropractic. The best way to treat these conditions is to prevent them before they even start. Regular chiropractic visits can help to prevent physical problems and injuries from occurring. Other potential benefits of regular chiropractic visits are increased flexibility and mobility, higher level of energy, improved posture, more effective immune system, better circulation, and an overall better feeling of well-being.
Fibromyalgia is a condition that we still do not know much about. There is no specific known cause, and it could be brought on by many different factors. The main symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic pain throughout the body, mainly located in joints. The pain may be achy, sharp, radiating, burning, or shooting and it may be mild or severe. Fibromyalgia has also been known to bring on other conditions like trouble sleeping, headaches, depression, and anxiety. While there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, chiropractic treatment can help to uncover what may be causing the pain and also provide relief for the pain. The cause of fibromyalgia could be physical, mental, or emotional, so a full examination will be performed. Adjustments are performed be used to relieve pain from the affected areas. The added effects of chiropractic treatment such as increased energy levels, better circulation, and a stronger immune system can also help to fight the effects of fibromyalgia.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe you've heard through a friend or have done some research online, but oftentimes we still aren't sure what to expect. It's possible that you are just fed up with symptoms preventing you from functioning at your best, and it's time to do something about it. It is also possible that you want to protect your health and ensure your body remains strong. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition, and goals.
As with any doctor's visit, you'll begin by completing new patient paperwork. This can either be done in office during your first appointment, or we can email you majority of the forms for you to fill out at home to save you time. Then, upon meeting with the doctor, you'll discuss your concerns and expectations as well as have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The Doctor will then perform a physical examination, scans of your nervous system, and most likely schedule a time to take a few x-rays to further confirm what your current state is.
Once this is complete, you and the Doctor take a look at the overall results of your exams and previous conversation. Together, you'll come up with a plan of action to correct issues or maintain wellness. This plan will begin when you are completely satisfied with it and ready to move forward.
When the plan is finalized and you are ready to begin, you will receive your first adjustment! Then, together, we will begin your journey to wellness!