Providing quality family care for over 108 years!

Laying a Foundation for Success
The body is an amazing machine. Whether it be a broken bone or an ankle sprain, it begins to heal itself from the moment an injury occurs. There are three basic phases of wound healing  and our office focuses on helping you not only get out of pain, but stay out of pain.
The three basic stages of healing are:
I. Inflammation Phase: This is the body's initial response to injury and is necessary for normal healing to occur, usually lasting 7-10 days.
  • This is why it is necessary to keep all appointments for the first couple of weeks.
Controlling Inflammation: Most people assume that the body's natural inflammatory response to injury is harmful. A more accurate view is that it is actually a protective and necessary response required to set into motion a chain of events required for the body to heal.
II. Repair Phase: Characterized by cell growth, production of extracellular matrix (collagen and proteoglycans) and new blood cells. This phase starts approximately 2 days after injury and lasts 6-8 weeks.
III. Remolding Phase: Characterized by stregthened and improved tissue due to aligning of collagen fibers. This phase starts approximately 2 weeks post injury and can last up to 1-2 years.
With all that being said, chiropractic is much like building a house. You must lay a good foundation before putting up walls. When the walls are strong enough you can then build the roof. Chiropractic works on treating the cause of your pain and not the pain itself, unlike a pain pill which only works on reducing pain. We want to correct the issue that is causing the problem. Like the three phases of healing, there are three stages of care.
I. Relief Care: If you are in pain when you come to our office, our goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible. In our office we use therapies along with the chiropractic adjustment to accomplish this. Depending on the severity of the underlying condition and how long you have been suffering, it is typical to see the doctors anywhere from 3-4 times a week for the first 2-4 weeks.
II. Corrective/Restorative Care: During the corrective phase of chiropractic care, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, which helps prevent further injury or pain. The goal of corrective or restorative chiropractic care is to help bring your body back to 100% functioning. It is typical to need chiropractic care or adjustments about 4-8 times per month for 3-6 months, depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.
III.  Wellness Care: Once your body has fully healed and you are no longer experiencing pain or other symptoms such as tightness or reduced range of motion, it is reccommended to come in for periodic chiropractic adjustments to avoid further problems in the future. Usually, this phase of chiropractic care only requires a visit to the chiropractor 1-2 times a month, based on your needs.
Meet The Doctors
  1. Dr. Kent Carder
    Dr. Kent Carder started Chiropractic College in OKC at Carver College of Chiropractic in the fall of 1957 and was transferred to Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Mo., in the fall of 1958, when Carver Chiropractic College amalgamated with Logan. He graduated Logan College of Chiropractic in September 1960 and opened a practice in El Reno in January 1961. He continues his practice today. He also holds a Chiropractic Orthopedics degree graduating from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1972. During his professional years as a Chiropractic Physician he has held several offices, being dedicated to improving the quality and acceptance of Chiropractic. He was the Oklahoma State Delegate to the American Chiropractic Association for 14 years. He served on the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research for 9 years as the House of Delegates Representative. While on that foundation he participated in working toward and achieving accreditation of Chiropractic educational hours, which led to CCE recognition by the federal government. Governor George Nigh first appointed him to the Oklahoma Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He was put there to improve the accreditation of the state board examination. He served this board through several Governors over the next 18 years. He continues to serve the Chiropractic profession on a daily basis and has a true compassion for his patients and is looking forward to further chiropractic future. He has held many political offices including City Council and Vice-Mayor. He has seven grown children and ten grandchildren. He was elated when his daughter Dr. Lacey Carder-Holden joined him in practice in January of 2012.
  2. Dr. Lacey Carder-Holden
    Dr. Lacey grew up in El Reno and attended El Reno schools graduating in 2005. She then attended Redlands Community College and received her Associates in Science. For chiropractic school she attended her fathers' Alma Mater, Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated in December 2011. While in chiropractic school Dr. Lacey got certified in Acupuncture, Active Release Technique, and Cold Laser. She joined her father in January of 2012, making her third generation Chiropractic Physician in the family. Dr. Lacey has served on the El Reno Public School Foundation since 2013 and has been an El Reno Main Street Board member from 2013-2017. Dr. Lacey is married to Jared Holden an account manager for the Midwest Region for Teesnap. They have a beautiful little boy, Carder, born in 2015 and a gorgeous little girl, Addison born in February 2017. Dr. Lacey's passion is helping people of all ages with an emphasis in children and pregnant women. She is a certified BAT and CME and does all the drug, alcohol, and DOT physical testing in the office.
Our Staff


Priscilla has been with our clinic since 1971. She holds a title of certified chiropractic assistant. She is the glue that holds our office together. She is responsible for all the billing and insurance, although she has fulfilled every role we have at some point in time. She is happily married and has five children and eight grandchildren. She enjoys coming to work everyday!


Deborah joined our team in August 2018. She is super excited to learn more about chiropractic. She loves working as part of the team and is excited for the future.   

She has 4 kids and 1 grandbaby who are her world. She loves to fish and be outdoors.