Our family looked into upper cervical care in the year 2000. Our daughter, Hannah, was suffering with migraine headaches and a vision problem that resulted in rather severe dyslexia symptoms. Her headaches were so painful that we had to resort to sedating her to let her sleep them off.

She received treatments from a traditional chiropractor for over two years, but these treatments only relieved the pain a few days each time. They never did help where her vision and reading were concerned. It was this chiropractor that discovered that Hannah saw as though she were cross-eyed, even though she looked perfectly normal.

We also took her to an eye doctor who prescribed glasses and computer eye therapy.The eye therapy was supposed to help with eye strain, head aches and dyslexia symptoms. However, as with the traditional chiropractor, we could not see any lasting results or relief.

We took her to upper cervical specialist, Dr. Wayne Clark in OKC in November, 2000. Her migraines disappeared immediately. Within a few weeks, all of her dyslexia symptoms disappeared. By January, 2001, she was easily reading on her own and from January to May, 2001, she progressed five reading levels.

Since then, she has become an avid reader, a seamstress and is taking piano lessons and making great progress in all areas of her education. Best of all, her upper cervical adjustments usually last several months and she has never had another migraine headache!

We started seeing Dr. Ben Locklear at Mangum, in January, 2004. We found him on the upper cervical web site. This is a blessing to us, as he is only 70 miles from our home and we were traveling 160 miles to see Dr. Clark in OKC. The folks at Dr. Ben's office are friendly and helpful. They seem to truly want their patients to understand the upper cervical process and they want them to get better.

We highly recommend upper cervical and believe it to be much more effective than traditional chiropractic or traditional medicine, especially where back and head pain are concerned.

Ladonna Beals  
Roll, OK



I was having headaches for weeks at a time, off and on for years. Not only was I suffering with headaches my family doctor had diagnosed Fibromyalgia. I had been going to the hospital at 2:00 a.m. for headaches, and taking migraine medication. Between the headaches and constant pain, I was forced to quit my job. There was no way physically that I could continue to do the things I wanted and needed to do. This not only affected my ability to work, but my ability to enjoy my family as well. Spending time with my family and going to support school events and sporting events was being limited. I decided to see if I could get any help from Dr. Ben. I had heard that he was different, so I decided to see if this might help. I am too young to have the limitations I was suffering from. I had been to chiropractors before, but never got these good results until seeing Dr. Ben. He spent a great deal of time with me during my first visit and took detailed x-rays. He told me he was trying to get to the root of my problems. He told me he didn't treat symptoms, but helped the body to heal itself.

Dr. Ben told me to expect some soreness due to my body moving into proper alignment. I'm glad he told me this, because I did feel sore and needed to rest after the first visit. It was strange because the adjustment was so gentle. I experienced improvements right away. I could see more improvement with each visit. When I started to feel better I tried not to come so often, and I could tell when I had gone too long without seeing Dr. Ben.

My headaches are gone, my neck feels less tense and my back feels so much better. I am now able to work a physical job again. My whole outlook on life itself has never been better. I would recommend Dr. Ben and the importance to keep your visits regular to see your results at there best.

Terri Esparza
Granite, OK



I was experiencing headaches, neck pain, abdominal pain, hip pain and tingling in my fingers. I had a baby this year and my muscle tone was not like normal.

I was taking medicine prescribed by my family doctor. The doctor was baffled as to why I was hurting, and what was causing the pain. My doctor referred me to Dr. Ben.

I had never been to a chiropractor before. I never thought I needed to go. I didn't even really know what a chiropractor did, but I'm glad I do now.

I feel much better. My body actually doesn't feel crooked and my abdominal pain has stopped after 7 months. I also have more muscle tone and control. This makes life so much better. It's awesome!

I would definitely recommend Dr. Ben to others. He and his staff are so friendly and make you feel at home.

I thank God he has led me to Dr. Ben.

T. Bernal
Mangum, OK



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