Upper Cervical Success Stories

Here are some of the letters of success we have received from our patients:

I love my job as a cook at Mangum High School. It is a pleasure to be able to work with others and provide meals for the students, but it is a very physically demanding job. Early mornings, lifting heavy pans, and being on my feet was taking its toll. I felt lousy. I hurt all over. Many mornings I didn't want to get out of bed. I had been reading about Upper Cervical Care and wondered if it would help my pain. In March 2004 I made my first appointment with Dr. Ben.

In just a few appointments I was feeling much better. The pain was not as great, and I felt like doing more things. When the Rattlesnake Derby opened in April, I was so much better. I had not been able to walk around the flee market for the past two years. This year I was able to see it all! I even felt good enough to follow a four year-old around the carnival rides.

When school was out for the summer, and I could focus on my health, I started a three week liver cleanse that was recommended by Dr. Ben. For twenty-one days I closely watched what I ate and followed the plan with help from the TLC staff. In the three weeks I lost eighteen pounds and over nine inches.The biggest change was how I felt. In twenty-one days I learned a better way of eating. I stay away from cookies, cakes, and breads. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Since June 1, 2004 I have lost over forty pounds. I feel great! I am up and ready to begin my day at five each morning. I no longer hate getting up. I don't hurt all the time. I only hurt when I have a very busy day, but after a good night's rest I'm ready to go.

I now see Dr. Ben once a month to make sure I'm in proper alignment. I always let him know how I'm doing with my weight loss. Before coming to Dr. Ben I took many medications for the pain. Now, I don't take any medications. When I have a very busy day or a stressful day I might take an over-the-counter pain reliever but this is very rare. It is hard to believe that just eight months ago I was taking medication just to be able to move. I felt so lousy. I thought I would give Upper Cervical Chiropractic a try. I'm so glad I did! When people stop to ask how I'm losing weight, I'm always happy to refer them to Dr. Ben. Because of Upper Cervical Care and learning how to cleanse and nourish my body, my life has definitely changed for the better. If you feel lousy, I would encourage you to visit The Locklear Clinic of Chiropractic.

Vangie Hernandez
Mangum, OK

For ten to fifteen years I have been suffering from a burning pain that runs down my right leg. I would call it a severe sciatic nerve pain that burns like fire. The pain was so extreme at times that I gave in and took a prescription to relax the muscles. I do not like to take medication so this was only out of desperation two times. I also suffer from low back pain as well. I would get relief through chiropractic care. It helped for a short term. I would be able to function but never received complete relief. I have been under Dr. Ben's care for a year now. I have noticed less low back pain. The constant burning down my right leg is relieved. When it flares up it is less severe.It doesn't fare up as often. At times the burning that I was living with is completely gone. I have noticed something additional as well. It seemed odd at first. My acid reflux that would wake me up at night is gone. I feel that the Upper Cervical Care I've received has helped my entire body. I haven't taken Nexium in three months. That's a savings of over $100 per month. This care is less invasive. It allows the body to make changes without all the cracking and popping. My total health is much improved because of this type of care. I am able to do more of the things I enjoy. This includes riding my bike up to eight or nine miles a night. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Ben and the Upper Cervical Care he provides, and I do all the time. I would encourage people to use this care before they get down. When you wait until you can't function, it is hard to make the changes that will help the most.

Butch White
Mangum, OK

I took something for pain when necessary, and rubbed ointment on my neck and shoulders to try to relieve the pain and stiffness. I have used chiropractic care for many years and for all sorts of physical ailments.

Dr. Ben uses a different type of adjustments and treatment. I feel like I benefit a lot each time I receive an adjustment. My posture has improved dramatically.

I heartily recommend Dr. Ben and his staff to anyone that needs their health improved!

Pauline Austin

Soon after the birth of my daughter, Sierra, she had her first upper cervical adjustment. Because we chose to treat her so soon, she has grown in adjustment. I am convinced that we have been blessed with a healthy daughter thanks, in great part, to the upper cervical care she has received.

I have worked in child care since Sierra was three weeks old and she simply has not had the medical issues that other children her age have had. Sierra is now 18 months old and she has never had an ear infection, she has only been sick enough to see a conventional doctor three times since she was born and she has not experienced any allergy symptoms. She has had a very strong immune system and remained very healthy despite the fact that she was exposed to more than forty children for approximately four hours per day, three to five days per week. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have discovered the benefits of upper cervical care. Our entire family has been very healthy and we have rarely ever seen a medical doctor since meeting our chiropractor. One of the greatest benefits of treating my child early though is that I have been spared the worry and exhaustion that comes with caring for a sick child.

Jennifer Robinson
Bonner Springs, KS

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 Beal
Roll, OK

I was having extreme back and neck pain when I sought Chiropractic care. Before becoming a patient of Dr. Ben, I did see Dr. Carver as needed. The difference that I have noticed is with traditional Chiropractic care, I would be right back in pain in the same area after just a short period of time. With Upper Cervical care I feel more comfortable on a daily basis.I was out of adjustment when I first saw Dr. Ben. Initially, after the first adjustment I was sore for a couple of weeks. After that I have felt great. The biggest thing I notice is that I can tell when I am out of alignment. With his recommended treatments of regular visits I feel overall better than I have in a long time. I would also like to say he has helped some of my patients who were dealing with facial pain and headaches. As far as I know these symptoms have been eliminated. I will continue to seek his care and refer to him.

Thanks for your help.

Dr. Dustin Lively
Mangum, OK

I had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. I was experiencing complete and consistent numbness in my right hand. I couldn't do even simple things like turning off the alarm in the mornings. I am a speech and theater educator and this condition is not only extremely painful, but also limits my ability to do the things I enjoy. I have surgery scheduled for Christmas Break. I had never been to a Chiropractor and was apprehensive. My mother had been coming to Dr. Ben and encouraged me to see if he could help. I decided to travel to Mangum with Mom to meet Dr. Ben.

Dr. Ben worked on me for about a minute (after about 45 minutes of tests and x-rays) and it never hurt. This was Tuesday evening. I woke up Wednesday morning with no numbness. I turned off my own alarm, got coffee in the kitchen and was on my way to the shower when I stopped in my tracks and realized I had No numbness! Use of my hand is so very important to me. Any hesitation about Chiropractic care, at least with Dr. Ben, was put to rest.

Christy Rawlins
Shamrock, TX

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

I was having problems with my leg and back due to a fall at the lake when I was a young teenager, experiencing leg aches and a jabbing feeling in my back. I had gone to Dr. Carver off and on during the twenty-three years he was practicing in Mangum, receiving mainly manipulations and general adjustments.

I have been to three chiropractors in my life:Dr. Heinze, Dr. Carver, and now Dr. Ben. Upper cervical care is totally different in that Dr. Ben did x-rays of the head and neck, and the revealed just how much I was in need of his services. I also like the trip table he uses.

I stay in adjustment as each treatment helps to build on each visit. I feel better and stronger, and look forward to the next appointment.

When I'm visiting with others, I tell them if they have problems to try Dr. Ben. You'll be glad you did.

Rita Wilson
Granite, OK

Seventeen and a half years ago I was hit in the left tempo-lobe brain area, I then started having five different types of seizures. After many tests, hospital stays, and numerous kinds of medicines, doctors found out that I have left tempo-lobe damage, which was stemming into the right tempo-lobe area. The Neurologist told me that they could not do surgery on the tempo lobe area that had been damaged, due to the fact that I would lose all my memory, and would not even know who my children are.

For seventeen years I have been on just about every kind of medicine. It seemed everything was always setting off my seizures, from MSG seasoning in food to stress, which always made my seizures so much worse!! I was still having Grand Mal seizures to Petite Mal seizures, waking up in a gray fog with my tongue bitten, broken teeth, my arms and my legs so sore from traumatic jerking, that I could not walk for a couple of days. This caused my children to mature early from having the responsibility to call for help as young as three years. It was very common for one seizure to trigger another. When this happened an ambulance was called for fear of death.

In September 2002, I was put into ICU after having three seizures in a row, causing me to Code Blue. The doctors were so baffled and against a wall. I was having at least two Petite Mal seizures a day and one Grand Mal a week, this is not including the other three types of seizures that I was having daily, without notice.

My mother had read about a Chiropractic treatment called the Blair Chiropractic Method, and how it helps with Grand Mal seizures. Shortly after this, Mother was told about a new Chiropractor in Mangum, OK, Dr. Ben Locklear. I started seeing Dr. Locklear in July 2003 and my Grand Mal seizures have now stopped. It has been so wonderful to wake up in the mornings without having a seizure the night before, going to my children's events without worrying about going into a seizure. I have gained a normal life, back. I can go anywhere I choose without fear, mingle with other parents, and just enjoy the simple things of life. Now I pray to thank God for my life instead of praying constantly not to have a seizure. Thank you Dr. Ben!

Canute, OK

Around the first of March 2003, my left "ring" finger began swelling and had a slight tingly feeling. The pain became worse and spread to my left "pinky" finger, palm and then started up my left arm.

I had been scheduled for an MRItest by a Neurologist, who later cancelled my appointment for an unknown reason. By this time I was in so much pain, I was eating 800 mg of Motrin like it was candy, trying to find some relief. That next morning, I decided that I was either going to the Emergency Room or to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor that I had heard about located in Oklahoma City, OK. I have never been under Chiropractic care before. After the first visit, I had immediate relief. I then realized there was something different about this type of adjustment and Chiropractic Care.

I found out through a friend that there was an Upper Cervical Chiropractor located in Mangum, OK. I was tired of driving back and forth to Oklahoma City, so I made an appointment with Dr. Ben Locklear. Dr. Locklear adjusts patients using the Blair technique, which I believe I am holding my adjustment longer. I believe the Blair technique is even more effective than my original experience. He has this treatment plan which is helping me tremendously.

I have been recommending Dr. Ben to all of my co-workers, friends and family members.

Lisa Horn
Sayre, OK

I was having numbness in my right leg. I also had very limited movement in my right leg. This made driving difficult. I have been to many chiropractors in my lifetime, probably between 30 to 50 different ones.They helped me to continue to walk without falling on my face. Two of my friends suggested I go visit Dr. Ben Locklear. I was apprehensive at first. He took many X-rays of my neck, but my problem was in my feet! I was waiting for the twisting and pulling, but it didn't happen. This was so different than I had expected, but Dr. Ben had been highly recommended.

Now, I didn't have very high expectations since I am 85 years old. I thought he could help me to continue to walk without falling on my face. It was common for me to use two canes at a time. I soon noticed after a few treatments that the movement in my leg was coming back, and the pain was going away. I can turn my head both ways. The movement in my neck was very restricted. The thing that has really surprised me is my hands are not shaking when I hold them up. Now, I came for numbness and pain in my foot. I wasn't expecting this! I can hold my hands still, even drink a cup of hot coffee or feed myself without spilling it all over the place. Can you believe I'm 85 and still improving?

I would recommend Dr. Ben to everyone. I've been to many chiropractors, but this is very different. Thank you, Dr.

Mangum, OK

My 11 year old son was having pain in his right foot. He had trouble walking and running. It really affected his ability to play baseball. We took him to our family doctor and to an orthopedic specialist in Oklahoma City. They put him in a cast for 6 weeks for a broken bone. Then after running a bone scan they found it wasn't broken to begin with. We had never used chiropractic care, but after reading On Your Side with Dr. Ben we decided to give it a try. Since the very first visit, he isn't complaining at all about pain. He is not only able to walk without pain, but is running and jumping. I was surprised how gentle Dr. Ben's adjustment was for my son. I suffer with rheumatoid arthritis and decided that I would like to try this care as well, so I saw Dr. Ben that same week. We are so pleased with Upper Cervical Care that we are telling family and friends.

Tammy Young, mother of Andy Young
Mangum, OK

It is truly a blessing when you meet and get acquainted with people who have a sincere desire to help their fellow man. I have found Dr. Ben and Karen Locklear to be this wuality of people. I met them about 3 1/2 years ago and while I had been a patient of traditional Chiropracics for 40 plus years. I was intrigued by what I found in them.

I was a healthy person by all indications, even thought I was taking a minimum amount of prescription medicine for high blood pressure, dealing with some arthritis in my hands and restless leg sydrome which I thought was natural since my Dad has RLS also.

I was also 25 pounds over my optimum weight. I have since discontinued the blood pressure medication, no longer am bothered by RLS or arthritis since starting Upper Cervical Treatment with Dr. Ben. I am finding that my correction of the axis holds much better than traditional chiropractic adjustments.

I have also participated in the TLC Lean for Life program with Karen Locklear and have shed most of the 25 pounds I needed to shed. Along with the shedding of the weight I have also experienced much better state of mind and appreciation for this amazing body God has created. I have more energy and am exercising and walking regularly and looking forward to shedding the last few pounds.

I have been blessed beyond measure by the Locklear's dedication to helping people become better persons in health and spirit. They are living examples of how God blesses people who try to live by Biblical principles and encourage others to do the same. I would recommend them for treatment of any health condition that someone may be experiencing, because I know from personal experience that they can help.


Faye Nusz

Elk City

My name is Wayne Braun. I am 77 years old. Nearly all my adult life I have had migranine headaches and high blood pressure. I have taken medications for these problems for over 40 years. A year ago, I was taking 5 pills a day to keep my blood pressure under control. I first went to Dr. Ben Locklear's clinic for back pain. He helped me trmendously. I found if I went once a month for an adjustment, I felt so much better and my migraine headaches nearly disappeared.

My wife, Lavon was also going to Dr. Ben, He began to teach us about nutrition. My wife has always cooked me well balanced meals but I was weighing more than I should. When Dr. Ben and Karen started to tell us about this new wight loss program, I thought it made sense. I could see an enormous improvement on how they looked. When my wife wanted to sign up for the HCG Wight Control Program, I agreed to do it along with her. I had 25 pounds I thought I should lose and it would be easier for her if we both ate the same meals.

It has been very educational regarding additives that are put in our foods, especially processed foods. Well, I followed the new food plan and began to have less problems with my blood pressure. Suddenly, one day I was feeling really bad. My wife insisted that I go to the emergency room. They ran all kinds of blood test, EKG, x-rays, MRI's, the works. The only thing they found wrong was that my blood pressure was to low. WOW, the first time in at least 40 years that has ever happened. The doctor cut back my blood pressure medications drastically and in a short time, I was able to get off all of my 5 pills. If I eat any of those processed meats, I have an immediate reaction of my blood pressure going up. I felt so much better without all those medications, and it certainly is worth the effort to avoid those foods. Our diet is basically lean beef, chicken, fish and fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits.

Today, I do not take any medications for blood pressure and seldom have a migraine. I have lost 47 pounds now, and dropped from a 48'' waist pant to a 36''. I seldom have to see my medical Dr. and when I do, he is very proud of the wei

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