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.
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.