Dr. Jennifer Sheppard is the chief chiropractor at Precision Chiropractic in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is a board-certified NUCCA doctor who has been changing the lives of many pain-stricken Oklahomans since 1993.
She finished her chiropractic doctorate at Parker Chiropractic College. Growing up, Dr. Sheppard learned the importance of chiropractic care because both her grandparents and parents frequently sought chiropractors' assistance to improve their health.
She continues her post-graduate studies to keep herself updated with the current technologies used in diagnostic imaging and chiropractic method enhancements.
When you think of headaches and migraines, you rarely associate them with something serious. That’s because, more often than not, the throbbing, pulsating, or aching pain disappears after a couple or several hours. Unknown to many, sometimes a headache, migraine and stiff neck spell disaster for some people. That’s because such symptoms can be a sign of a severe problem like concussion, dehydration, and stroke. So, how do you determine if you need immediate medical attention? What specific signals do you need to look out for? #1. You Experience Extreme and Sudden Pain Roughly 30,000 patients suffer from ruptured brain [...]
Living with fibromyalgia can come with a lot of challenges. That’s because aside from painful muscles and increased sensitivity to touch, most people with this pain disorder also report many other symptoms. Many of the patients who seek the assistance of an upper cervical chiropractor for fibromyalgia relief also have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), anxiety disorder, migraines, depression, and obesity. Learn more about these different health problems and how they link to fibromyalgia. Irritable Bowel Syndrome Did you know that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 70 percent of patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Essentially, when you have IBS, you experience [...]
Backpacks are the best option if you have many things to carry with you, such as your phone, wallet, extra pair of clothes, toiletries, and other personal effects. It also works quite well, regardless of the age group you belong to. But what happens if it gets too heavy? Can it trigger or aggravate a lower back pain problem? If yes, what can you do to cope with the pain? Also, is it better to take ibuprofen for back pain, or should you opt for natural remedies instead? Let’s get to know all the answers to these queries in our [...]
Ever wondered what causes problems like central vertigo and peripheral vertigo? Around 40 percent of the entire adult population in the USA experiences vertigo episodes at one point in time. So, chances are, you’re one of the millions of folks who want to know more about vertigo and its potential causes. There’s a long list of possible explanations or underlying health conditions that may cause you to experience a vertigo episode. In our discussion below, we’ll get to discuss some of them, including Mal de Debarquement (MDD). Additionally, we’ll tackle a natural remedy that can help you manage your vertigo [...]
Have you been suffering from temporomandibular joint disorders for quite a while? If yes, then you may be wondering about the possible TMJ causes. What could be causing your TMJ pain? Why does it hurt a lot? More importantly, how can you ease your pain and find long-term relief? In this blog post, we’ll focus on understanding the connection between neck pain and TMD. We’ll also tackle how you can get rid of your symptoms so you can live comfortably. Before we get to the discussion’s main points, let’s investigate more about the temporomandibular joint and the risk factors and [...]
One of the most prevalent body aches is neck pain. Our neck plays a critical role by supporting the brainstem. It also helps make sure the head maintains mobility. Upper cervical chiropractors shared that the neck is incredibly prone to injuries. Finding the right, lasting relief is crucial. Although a lot of info is available online, not all of them might be accurate. Misconceptions About Neck pain Here are some of the incorrect concepts about neck pain: Only manual laborers get neck pain. It might be true that people who perform backbreaking work are more prone to getting neck [...]
Migraine is now a household word that describes how a person suffers from excruciating head pain. Worse, it could come as a painful combination of migraine and neck pain that is nothing short of intolerable. This painful twin condition is medically referred to as a neurological and vascular condition. Some respond to their pain by using conventional means such as taking pain medications. However, people who take other forms of medicine may have to limit the intake of painkillers to avoid any contraindications. Some people opt to undergo invasive surgery to eliminate bone spurs or tumor growth inside the head [...]
Fibromyalgia in teens is not very common, but it does happen. At first, some adults or parents think that teens may just be experiencing hormonal problems or perhaps only exhibit the “angst” of youth that everyone gets at that age. With the right diagnosis and knowing more about the symptoms, teens can get the help they need for this painful disease. Common Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia So, what do people with fibromyalgia feel or experience? Here are six of the most common signs and symptoms they get: 1. Body and joint pain Body and joint pain are the [...]
Back pain is not fun at all. It is the reason why 80% of adults deal with discomfort at one point or another. Most of the time, it happens when one of the delicate structures of the back encounters a problem—either the joints, muscles, bones, ligaments, or discs. In between our vertebrae are spinal discs that cushion the joints and serves as shock-absorbers when the spine moves. Having back pain can limit your movements and cause extreme inconvenience. Worse, it can get in the way of your productivity and living. Truths About Back Pain Before we discuss the steps [...]
Nearly everybody has encountered dizziness at least once in their lifetime. Almost 35% of adults over 40 have some illness or condition with dizziness as one of its primary symptoms. Dizziness is the feeling of being unable to maintain your balance. Most people feel as if their surroundings are whirling around them. Also, they would feel lightheaded and may even possibly faint as a result. Nowadays, dizziness is the top reason for fainting. Dizziness is frequently not an indication of a severe condition. However, you still need to pay attention if you have other accompanying symptoms that may be a [...]