Dr. Caleb Spreiter DC, CCSP

 

Hello! My name is Dr. Caleb Spreiter. I was born and bred in Northeast Oklahoma.  I grew up all along Route 66, living in Catoosa, Verdigris, and Claremore while attending Catoosa and Verdigris Public Schools.

After graduating high school, I attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where I earned a Bachelor’s in Nutritional Science with an emphasis in exercise science with the intention of pursuing a career in healthcare.

I am also a veteran of the Army National Guard.  Due to the physical nature of my job in the Army, I started to develop low back pain which was later diagnosed as a herniated disc.

This pain progressed to the point that on some days I would have to have help getting my socks and shoes on because I couldn’t bend forward.  This was a hard reality for me because I’ve always been an active person.

I went the traditional medicine route; prescription medication and physical therapy.  When neither of those helped, I was referred to a pain doctor where I received multiple epidural steroid injections directly in my spine.   This entire process (and the pain) lasted well over a year.

So, when I tell my chronic back pain patients that I understand the frustration it’s because I’ve been in their shoes.

It was at this point that surgery was recommended.  Prior to my pre-op appointment, I had a co-worker suggest trying the chiropractor down the street from our office.  I had never been to a chiropractor before but I wanted to exhaust all options before surgery.

Figuring I had nothing to lose, I decided to give chiropractic a try.  I started on a treatment plan with the chiropractor and after a couple weeks, I was beginning to have some pain-free days for the first time in over a year.  What a relief!

After a month, I was having more pain-free days than painful days.  Following the completion of my treatment, I was completely pain-free and was able to do all my regular activities again.

It was because of this life-changing experience that I decided to become a chiropractor.  I attended Cleveland Chiropractic College in Overland Park, Kansas and graduated with my Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) in August 2014.

I knew I wanted to come back home because I love living in Green Country. So I found a location in Verdigris and opened my practice, Integrative Chiropractic PLLC, in January 2015.

Being an active person, I wanted to specialize in treating athletic injuries so I received my CCSP designation which stands for “Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician”.  This is a 100-hour post-graduate certification in treating sports injuries and “on-the-field” emergency training which enables me to work the sidelines of sporting events.  There are currently only nine active CCSP’s in the state of Oklahoma.

My goal is to help my patients either get out of pain and back to doing the things they love to do or, even better, avoid the pain altogether.  The part I hated the most about being in pain was feeling like I was watching life from the sidelines.  I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do.  It was so frustrating!

I want to help you get off the sidelines and back in the game of life.  I know what it’s like to be limited by pain and I don’t want anyone to experience that so I use an integrative approach to treat the root cause of your pain.  Then, I’ll use soft tissue treatments and exercise rehab to help prevent the pain from returning.

Personal

When I’m not treating patients, I love to spend time with my family.  I’ve been married to my wonderful wife, Jill, for 15 years and we have twin boys and a girl.  I like to remain active and participate in a number of endurance sports; running, cycling, and triathlon.  I also love to read and play guitar.

I hope if you live in the area that you visit our office and learn what chiropractic can do for you.  If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to call our office, 918-379-0133, or connect with us on Facebook.  If you don’t live nearby but I can help you with questions about chiropractic or health/wellness, make sure to sign up for our email newsletter and connect with us on Facebook.  I’m here to help.

Dr. Caleb Spreiter DC, CCSP