GLASCO CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Wayne Glasco and Dr. Greg Glasco

 

Wellness/Preventative Care

It's easier to stay well than to get well.

Every human being, no matter how healthy or fit, wants to be even healthier and more fit. Only the wellness industry offers solutions to the universal problem of human aging rather than just telling aging consumers to blindly accept their deteriorating physical condition.

Wellness products and services represent perhaps the only sector of consumer spending that does not take time to enjoy. Money spent to make a person feel stronger, smile better, look younger, or feel healthier yield rewards that are enjoyed every moment of every day--on the job, at home, and at every moment in between.

One of the unique amenities that chiropractic provides is an adjustment. Doctors of chiropractic introduce what they've termed an "adjustment" to the body and innate ensues. Extraordinary physical and chemical changes occur that, for the vast majority of people, promote healing and wellness. We simply assist, not replace, what only the body can. I liken it to a boulder that "rests" (with a considerable amount of potential energy) at the edge of a cliff. By applying minimal effort, the boulder can be pushed from the cliff, generating an incredible amount of kinetic energy. Our bodies have an amazing intelligence that does not require medication but does require the absence of interference in order to achieve true health and wellness. For these reasons alone, chiropractic is an integral part of wellness.

"The human body represents the actions of three laws -- spiritual, mechanical, and chemical -- united as one triune. As long as there is perfect union of these three, there is health." D. D. Palmer, Discoverer of chiropractic

Doctors of chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects, including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, psychological, nutritional, visceral, emotional and environmental relationships." ACA (American Chiropractic Association)

 

 

Cartoon about doctors not wanting preventative medicine

 

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Physical Exam

Dr. Glasco checks a patient's blood pressure.


A thorough history and examination are more than 90% sensitive for diagnosing and identifying the underlying cause of all ailments. The examination can range from fundamental to extensive, depending on the case at hand; eliminating the need for invasive or expensive procedures in most cases. If further evaluation is necessary, you will be referred to the appropriate facility.

 

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Treatment

Once you have been examined, you will be treated according to your condition. Your treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Adjustments (chiropractic manipulations)
  • Manual soft-tissue therapy
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Exercise
  • Nutritional intervention

If your complaint is of a neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, bone) nature, then you're in excellent hands. Not only is this chiropractic's specialty, but as recently as January of 2007, chiropractic superiority was, once again, revealed. According to the results of a standardized musculoskeletal competency examination, the overall chiropractic success rate was double or triple that seen among MDs (medical doctors) and DOs (doctors of osteopathy)!

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Blood Analysis

Blood work may be necessary for nutritional counseling and/or to confirm or refute a diagnosis.

You will be referred to the appropriate lab with individual instructions
to facilitate the process.

Vial of Blood


Cartoon about Vitamins vs. Prescription Medication

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Chiropractic Care

Doctors of chiropractic who emphasize wellness in their practices work with patients as partners, preferring minimally drawing of the back with skeleton and musclesinvasive procedures and therapies. The importance of helping patients to understand that the body has the innate ability to heal without always resorting to invasive drugs and procedures, prevents all-too-common side effects.

According to the 2004 CCE (The Council on Chiropractic Education), "A doctor of chiropractic is a primary care physician whose purpose is to help meet the health needs of individuals and of the public. The doctor of chiropractic's responsibilities as a primary care physician include wellness promotion" and to "promote wellness by assessing health risk and providing problem-related, general health information and lifestyle counseling."

 

Chiropractic's effectiveness or superiority has been documented in no fewer than 20 non-chiropractic peer-reviewed journals:

Annals of Internal Medicine
Medical Journal of Australia
Manual Medicine
Medical Care
European Spine Journal
Pain
The New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of the American Medical Association
British Medical Journal
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Medicine
Canadian Family Physician
Spine
Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine
American Journal of Physical Medicine
American Journal of Physical Medicine
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Cephalalgia
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
The Spine Journal

 Not to mention the numerous publications in chiropractic peer-reviewed journals and by government agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand.

 

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." Thomas A. Edison

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Conditions We Treat

Doctors of chiropractic are equipped to handle a variety of conditions directly and/or conjunctively including, but not limited to:
"allergies"
anti-aging
asthma
autoimmune disorders
back pain
bladder/kidney disorders (i.e. infection, incontinence)
bronchitis
cardiovascular disease
cartilage disorders (degenerative, "torn")
chronic fatigue
cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia)
"colds"
cystitis (i.e. bladder inflammation, bladder infection) depression
dementia
diabetes
digestive disorders (i.e. ulcer, reflux, colitis, constipation)
disc (i.e. degenerative, herniated, "bulge")
dizziness (vertigo)
ear infections (i.e. otitis media, swimmer's ear)
elbow pain (i.e. "tennis" elbow, "golfer's" elbow)
fatigue
"fibromyalgia"
"flu"
foot disorders
GERD ("reflux")
headaches
heart disease
high blood pressure (hypertension)
hip pain
hyperactivity (ADD, ADHD)
irritable bowel (IB)
inflammation ("swelling")
kidney/bladder disorders (i.e. infection, incontinence)
knee pain
ligament (i.e. sprain, "tear")
migraines
menopause
neck pain
neuropathies (i.e. numbness, tingling, burning)
osteoporosis
"pinched" nerves
prostate enlargement (BPH)
restless legs
shoulder pain (i.e. rotator cuff strain, little leaguer's shoulder)
sinus (i.e. infection, pressure, headache)
sleep disorders (i.e. insomnia, apnea)
sore throat (i.e. tonsillitis, "strep")
sport related injuries
sprains/strains
stress
"swelling" (inflammation)
thyroid disorders
TMJ disorders
weakness (muscle atrophy)
weight loss
wrist pain (i.e. carpal tunnel)





Dr. Glasco checking a young boys ears.














Dr. Glasco and a young patient.

 

"It all starts with personal choice. Some are passive. For them, all that is possible are the symptom-control
approaches. However, many other patients exist that truly desire healing and accept the
responsibility that comes from this decision."

Dr. William Ferril 

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Custom Made Shoe Orthotics

The two-legged human body presents a continuous problem in maintaining balance, a problem augmented because the feet are a very small base of support for a towering superstructure. And as though this were not problem enough, the trunk, head, and arms are supported from the hips upward by a one-legged arrangement of the spine.

The body is a kinetic chain (one part dependent on another), requiring skilled inspection of the musculoskeletal structures Custom made orthoticsas a series of interrelated components. Pedal (foot) imbalance can negatively affect the entire body. Custom-made, flexible orthodics are useful in correcting biomechanics, thereby the effectiveness of care.

If pedal imbalance is left uncorrected, excessive force is transmitted to the muscles, bones, and joints, often causing symptoms in the leg or spine. This force can give rise to the following:

Muscle injuries: shin splints, hip adductor (groin strains), piriformis strains, "pulled" hamstrings, fascia lata tightness, compartment syndromes, tibialis strain, calf muscle strains, and patellar tracking problems.

Overuse injuries: Achilles tendinitis, peroneal tendinitis, patellar tendinitis ("jumper's knee"), and iliotibial band syndrome.

Connective tissue inuuries: plantar fascitis, arch collapse, spring ligament sprains, hip joint capsulitis, compartment syndromes, trochanteric bursitis, and nontraumatic injuries to the anterior cruciate ligaments.

Bone injuries: stress fractures, sesamoiditis, tibial periostitis, and calcaneal periostitis (heel spurs).

Joint injuries: chondromalacia patellae, degenerative joint disease of the ankle, knee, hip joint, and osteoarthritis.

Nerve injuries: Morton's neuromas, tarsal tunnel syndromes, and nerve entrapments.

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Speaking on Health Related Subjects

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F. Y. I.

Chiropractic was discovered in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, whereby he adjusted a nearly deaf janitor by the name of Chiropractic symbol of healthHarvey Lillard. Lillard's hearing improved immediately. In that moment, Daniel Palmer had discovered a major cause of human suffering and disease.

Wilk vs. AMA

On August 27, 1987, District Judge Susan Getzendanner, passed down her 101-page decision.  The principal defendants – the American Medical Association, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons – were found guilty, as alleged, of joining a conspiracy against chiropractors in violation of antitrust law.  Judge Getzendanner ruled that:  The AMA and its leaders had instituted a boycott of chiropractors in the mid-1960s by informing AMA members that chiropractors were unscientific practitioners and that it was unethical for a medical physician to associate with chiropractors.  The purpose of the boycott was to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession.  This conduct constituted a conspiracy among the AMA and its members and an unreasonable restraint of trade in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act.

Benjamin Rush, MD, one of the 56 signers of America's Declaration of Independence, thought that the right to medical freedom should be protected in the Constitution. Dr. Rush reportedly argued, "Unless we put Medical Freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship... to restrict the art of healing to one class of men, and deny equal privilege to others, will be to constitute the Bastille of Medical Science. All such laws are un-American and despotic, and have no place in a Republic... The Constitution of the Republic should make special privilege for Medical Freedom as well as Religious Freedom."

Meredith A. Gonyea, PhD concluded:
A baby being examined by a chiropractor
"The doctor of chiropractic is educated and licensed to practice the profession of chiropractic, as the MD and DO are educated and licensed to practice their professions. The DC can provide all three levels of primary care interventions and, therefore, is a primary care provider, as are MDs and DOs. The DC's office is a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of services. The role of the doctor of chiropractic is clearly definable. The major problem is that this primary care provider role is not clearly understood by the individuals in the community and society in general."

 

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Glasco Chiropractic
2201 S. W. 119th
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
(405) 691-8775

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