Born and reared in Oklahoma and a graduate of Wright Christian Academy, Dr. Marshall was a student at Oklahoma State University when he and his future wife, Holly, were involved in the accident.“We had eaten at another dorm and were out walking,” he recalls. “We stopped at a crosswalk and were starting across. My dad had been a police officer for 29 years, and he always told me to watch the drivers in cars to see where they are looking. “We were halfway through the crosswalk when I saw a woman in her car glancing in the opposite direction. I thought immediately that we shouldn’t be where we were. She gunned the car to move into traffic – and we were standing right there.” The driver of the car didn’t see the couple until it was too late.
“I went up on the hood of the car and grabbed the inside of the hood to hold on,” Marshall remembers. “Holly was worse off than I was. She was hollering in pain, and we think one of her legs was run over. She had a tire mark on her jeans, and has a permanent scar on her knee.” Holly was in a wheel chair for two weeks and went into rehabilitation for her injuries. Marshall, on the other hand, didn’t feel any serious pain and thought he was uninjured at first. But he was wrong. “Three days later, I couldn’t move my neck,” he explains. “It was pretty scary.”
Holly’s family had a friend who was a Tulsa chiropractic doctor who helped both of us, and without his care, I don’t think my wife and I would be the same today.” Dr. Marshall and his wife fully recovered and are the parents of a baby daughter, Emily Faith. “I found out how effective this treatment can be,” he says. “Chiropractic manipulations are the foundation of health. A person needs this type of correction to stay healthy.”
Dr. Marshall had been a business major at a Community College for two years, but changed his major to pre-med studies at OSU. He then attended Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas for three years. “Fifty years ago, not everybody went to dentists,” he says, “and it’s the same with chiropractic care today. More and more people are realizing they need to get care to prevent the degenerative process of the spine.”
Spinal degeneration is related to the same process that the body uses to mend a broken bone. The body attempts to fuse the adjacent spinal bones together. That’s why a person in a car wreck needs to go to Dr. Marshall. As member of the American Chiropractic Association, he does a free scan of the spine during an initial visit. A full neurological exam and possible X-rays each are offered for a fee. Persons with Medicare, PPOs, HMOs or open insurance plans do not need a referral.“
If you were involved in an accident, and you need a doctor for your back pain, or any other kind of pain, you should schedule an appointment to see a doctor. Call (918) 494-0929 You don’t have to live in pain, end the suffering today.