Asthma


" I was diagnosed with Asthma in 1999. For almost one year I would wake up in the morning almost unable to breathe. I was taking Singular and using an Inhaler for this problem. I went to see Dr. Benner in February of 2000 for mid-back pain. I had no idea that the pain in my back and my breathing differently were connected. Dr. Benner explained to me that my nervous system was stuck in stress/emergency mode and that was disrupting my sleep.

After my first week of care my back pain and my asthma were getting better at the same time. My asthma was completely gone after 12 weeks. I am so thankful this helped because not being able to breathe is a terrifying experience and it made me feel helpless. It was great that I happened to be in the right place at the right time."


-- K. L. --





". . . After my first week
of care
my back pain
and my asthma
were getting better at the same time . . . "


 

 



 

Back and Shoulder Pain



"Back in 1999 I was experiencing a lot of back and shoulder pain and was going to any chiropractor I could find. One day my husband and I went to get the oil changed in our car and I was in so much pain I could hardly breathe. I told my husband (Brian) I have to do something right now! Turn here, I'll see if they take walk-ins. Well, thankfully they did. And I have been going to Dr. Benner ever since! The method he performed on me was called B.E.S.T. That was new for me, but I am walking proof it works! Not only that, but it has allowed me to take the tools Dr. Benner has taught me and use them to improve my life on an everyday basis. I have learned that sure, you might lift something wrong or sleep wrong, but the problem goes deeper than that. Dr. Benner helped me understand what was causing my pain. Of course, I didn't get the way I was feeling over night. So, it has taken a little patience on my part to realize I wasn't going to be cured overnight, either. To think, I went to get my oil changed in my car and ended up changing my life forever! Thank you."

 

-- Lari Robertson --

a patient



". . . it has allowed me
to take the tools
Dr. Benner has taught me and use them
to improve my life on an everyday basis . . . "



 



 

Breach Birth Complications



"Julie is the youngest of my four children and she was born breach. For the first six months of her life she had the following symptoms: she was colicky every night; she could not lay her head on my shoulder without fussing and she could not ride in a car seat without crying. I had no idea that her crying and fussing was from pain. After five months of insufficient weight gain and expensive formula, the pediatrician suspected something was wrong and wanted to schedule a CT scan. I was concerned about having Julie put under anesthesia at six months of age for this procedure. I was ready to try just about anything after six months of little sleep for my husband and myself.

At this time my sister-in-law suggested that I take Julie to Dr. Benner. I had never heard of chiropractic care for children. When I met Dr. Benner I felt very much at ease with the careful attention he gave Julie. After the first week of adjustments Julie was sleeping through the night and was no longer colicky. What a relief! After the second week she could lay her head on my shoulder and sit in the car seat without crying. After the third week she started gaining weight significantly and the pediatrician was equally impressed with the results. I would personally like to thank Dr. Benner for taking the time to acquire the skills and knowledge of chiropractic care for children. I greatly appreciate the care, concern and gentleness that he has with all of my children. I hope this testimony will be an encouragement for other mothers to consider chiropractic care for their children."


-- Jeannie Holmes --



 

 



". . . I would personally like to thank Dr. Benner for taking the time to acquire the skills and knowledge of chiropractic care for children. I greatly appreciate the care, concern and gentleness that he has with all of my children . . ."


 



 

Colitis



"I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age six. After suffering for seven years with uncontrollable bleeding they removed my large intestines. That took care of the bleeding, however, food continued to pass through my body undigested. Additional surgeries were performed. I tried acupuncture, nutritional supplements and nothing seemed to work.

The medical doctors were happy that the bleeding stopped, however, the colitis problem didn't change at all.

At age 37, I went to a chiropractor. My body started to change. I felt stronger, had more energy, etc. but the colitis problem continued.

I started the B.E.S.T. procedure three months ago, and the colitis started to change. My bowels started to form more consistently and my nerves were settling down. This is the most normal and relaxed my nervous system has felt since age 6.

I am definitely responding to stress much differently. I am looking forward to how much progress I will continue to experience."

--Dean C. --









"I started the
B.E.S.T. procedure
three months ago, and the colitis started to change . . .
This is the most normal
and relaxed
my nervous system
has felt
since age 6."



 




 

Digestive Distress, Hormonal Imbalance



"I have used chiropractic care all of my life. It always helped give me immediate relief, especially with pain and tension in the neck and shoulder area. Unfortunately, the relief from an adjustment would only last for a week or sometimes only a day.

Although I was receiving 'standard' chiropractic care, my body, over the past six years basically shut down. I couldn't handle stress, I couldn't digest food, I couldn't sleep any more.

When I met Dr. Benner and he discussed the concept of timing imbalance, I knew that he was going to be able to help me. Two months later I became a patient and received my first B.E.S.T. adjustment. Immediately I felt lighter, within two hours my stomach discomfort was gone and I had energy again. Within one week my sleep cycle returned to normal and I had my first normal menstrual cycle in over ten years. I have stopped all of the medications for my digestive problems and I have cut my other medications in half.

I am excited and thankful that I am getting my health back. This is a procedure that I want my entire family to benefit from."

--Deanna Ewing--





"When I met Dr. Benner and he discussed the
concept of
timing imbalance,
I knew that he
was going to be able
to help me."



 




 

Fibromyalgia



"I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1996. I was unable to work, had no energy; in the morning I felt run over by a truck. I could only be up for short periods of time and then I would have to go back to bed. I lived in a constant state of exhaustion; had constant muscle aches and the pain would move around.

As soon as I started getting adjusted and I started taking Alka Green, I didn't need to rest as often. I am now able to go most days without need to rest. My sleep has improved, the chronic pain has lessened considerably. I am now able to exercise without pain, whereas before exercise would wipe me out for a full day.

My body is more balanced, I am exercising and resting better and I am feeding my body healthier food. As a result, I'm no longer on blood pressure or cholesterol medication.

I can attribute many factors to my success. The B.E.S.T. procedure is definitely at the top of the list."

--Barbara Brown --




 



". . . My body is more balanced, I am exercising and resting better and
I am feeding my body
healthier food . . ."




 

 



 

Indigestion, Fatigue, Severe Sinus Headaches



"When I first met Dr. Benner I had suffered from indigestion, fatigue and severe sinus headaches for 10 years. Previously I had tried to deal with the symptoms by taking Rolaids and all kinds of sinus medication. Still I wasn't able to do everything that I wanted because I had headaches, stomach aches or was just plain exhausted. Let's face it, not being able to enjoy myself, because I was too tired to go anywhere, was taking a lot out of my quality of life.

At Dr. Benner's suggestion I totally and completely changed my diet. The first thing I did was to eliminate dairy. Since then I have not had a single sinus headache. Now I am able to tolerate a little but when I overindulge I know it immediately. The next thing I drastically cut back on was wheat. I couldn't believe the difference. With elimination of excess wheat and properly combining my foods I have so much energy and no longer need any type of antacid. This is the healthiest and happiest I have ever been. Now I want to tell everyone how much Dr. Benner has helped me. I truly feel I am a new person!

Working for Dr. Benner and learning about Chiropractic has made a huge impact on my life. I have learned how to meet my nutritional needs and have never felt better. Through the B.E.S.T. technique, I have experienced relief from symptoms that have bothered me all of my adult life. I have also learned how to handle life's stresses without the huge ups and downs I have experienced in the past."


-- Sarah Selden --

another patient



". . . This is the healthiest and happiest I have
ever been . . . "



Low Back Pain

"I have been troubled off and on for 30 years with lower back pain. This has cost me thousands of dollars and weeks of productivity. I had tried heating pads, cold packs and bed rest. Recently, after experiencing three very painful days, a friend referred me to Dr. Benner. In one treatment, pain was relieved so that I remained free of pain not for one hour, but for the entire very busy weekend. . . two full days and nights. I could sit for an hour and get up without pain. I had no pain upon rising after a night's sleep. Plus, I experienced monumental improvement in a bladder incontinence problem. I have never been more amazed in my life!"
 

-- Linda Phillips --




 



". . . In one treatment,
pain was relieved so that I remained free of pain
not for one hour,
but for the entire very
busy weekend . . .
two full days
and nights . . . "




 

 




 

Migraine Headaches



"After suffering well over thirty years with migraine headaches, I had run out of options and could no longer take the anti-migraine shots and pills. The headaches were severe, debilitating, and coming two times a week! Over my lifetime I had been told they were hereditary, due to allergies, worsened by a rear-ender car wreck and I had to avoid a long list of food and additives to stay well. However, none of the medical treatments helped much, including diets, drugs, trigger point injections and other injections.

As an RN I had a false impression of modern chiropractic treatment. Never would I have expected such a gentle technique as the B.E.S.T. technique to produce such dramatic results. It has helped me to reduce my headaches by having fewer episodes -- now just one or two a month! Going two weeks without a headache was a miracle! They are much milder and he has taught me techniques to interrupt the headache as I feel it beginning. Thanks to Dr. Benner and all the staff!"


-- Martha Schmidt --







". . . Never would I have expected such a gentle technique as the B.E.S.T. technique to produce such dramatic results . . ."


 

 




 

Nutritional Needs



"Knowing I had nutritional needs, I was tested in July 1999. Many systems in my body tested low in vitality. The biggest problem was my joints, but since I was diagnosed with arthritis at age 13, this was no surprise. I noticed results immediately after I began to take the recommended nutrients. The pain and swelling decreased in my joints. My skin was no longer irritated and my digestive system began to function normally.

The nutritional products balanced my hormonal system and I began holding my B.E.S.T. adjustments longer. The increase in energy that I received has been unbelievable. After two weeks of using products such as cartilage enhancer, cal-mag-potassium, fish oil, Vitamin C, Biotin, MSM (sulfur), sea kelp, hydrilla (1 capsule equals 1 pound of greens) and aloe vera juice, all the systems in my body had increased in vitality, my joints by 500%! This is the first time I have been pain free since I was age 13. I am overwhelmed with excitement over the vast improvement in my health."

-- Tia Benner --

 

dr.benner adjusting a patient



". . . I am overwhelmed
with excitement
over the
vast improvement
in my health . . ."



 

 




 

Posture




"I have been seeing Dr. Benner off and on for the past 10 years. I have had neck and low back pain, however, my main complaint over the years has been pain and stiffness between my shoulders. I have also been concerned about my posture, my shoulders round forward and I'm constantly reminding myself to sit up straight.

An adjustment between my shoulders would almost always give me relief but it didn't seem to last very long. About two years ago, Dr. Benner started talking to me about why the muscles between my shoulders were always tight. He would give me a B.E.S.T. adjustment but I still wanted him to do a spinal manipulation. I would come in about once a month and it seemed the tension would always be back.

About three weeks ago Dr. Benner convinced me to receive six B.E.S.T. adjustments in a row without spinal manipulation. He assured me that we would deal with the cause of the stiffness and that I would notice changes. I grew up with chiropractic adjustments so getting only soft tissue adjustments was a hard decision. I trusted Dr. Benner's judgment and I'm so glad I did. My back muscles have never been more relaxed. I know something released and I felt it in my back. Immediately after my first B.E.S.T. only adjustment, I completely lost my craving for sweets after a meal. I thought that was amazing. My posture has improved and it has felt wonderful. I know that my body responds the best to a B.E.S.T. adjustment."

-- Pam Burns --



 



". . . My posture has improved and it has
felt wonderful.
I know that my body responds the best
to a B.E.S.T.
adjustment."



 




 

Sciatic and Low Back Pain



"For about four months I had been suffering with sciatic and low back pain. It was keeping me awake at night and it was keeping me from any normal activities. There were some days I could not walk without extreme pain. I felt disabled and as concerned that my life would never be the same. I had tried ice, heat, painkillers, stretching and some traditional chiropractic treatments with no success. I also had an MRI done which showed no abnormality. During these four months, I was off of work most of the time and had no income. Something had to be done.

Immediate relief began on my first visit with Dr. Benner. Gradually I was able to return to all of my normal activities, which includes managing my two therapy practices in Phoenix and Tucson, working out five times a week and being able to return to social activities with my family and friends. I now sleep through the night without waking from pain. Not only have my symptoms disappeared, but now I feel healthier and more optimistic than I have felt in years. I now make B.E.S.T. part of my normal health regimen with maintenance visits even when I feel great!"

-- Ashley Mann-Tomcala --

a patient



"I now make B.E.S.T.
part of my
normal health regimen
with maintenance visits
even when
I feel great!"



 




 

Stress



"For years I have suffered with low back pain, neck pain and shoulder stiffness. Stress has been the main cause for my back and shoulder pain. Since I am a Type A person, it has not been easy for me to release the tension. A few years ago I was involved in an automobile accident. I went to a chiropractor for a year after and received regular spinal manipulations. The regular spinal manipulations did not seem to help. They would last for about two weeks at the most. When I came to see Dr. Benner, he adjusted me using the B.E.S.T. technique. Within one month of being adjusted using the B.E.S.T. technique, I noticed positive results and felt so much better. In fact, I came into Dr. Benner's office one day with terrible pain in my lower back. The pain was so intense that it was uncomfortable to sit or stand. After my B.E.S.T. adjustment I walked out pain free. I have also had stomach problems in the past. I noticed that following Dr. Benner's nutritional advice helps me feel better."

-- Melanie Sheldon --




 



"Within one month
of being adjusted
using the B.E.S.T.
technique, I noticed
positive results
and felt
so much better."



 




 

Swollen Ankle



"I have been adjusted for as long as I can remember. Once, my foot and ankle were so stiff and swollen I couldn't run and could barely walk. What was weird was that I didn't injure my ankle, it just got more and more swollen.

That night my Dad adjusted me and immediately I felt better. The next day I was able to run almost 100% with little pain. The next day it felt normal.

Through the adjustment I was able to realize that there was an upset that I needed to work through. As I did my body felt better and better. It's great to have a Dad who's a chiropractor."

-- Eric Benner, Age 13 --



dr.benner with eric benner

 



"It's great
to have a Dad who's
a chiropractor."




 

 




 

Swollen Knee



"I first went to Dr. Benner because swelling in my knee had developed and was limiting my ability to walk, bend and exercise. It was painful all the time. The B.E.S.T. method allowed my body to heal completely and now my left knee works and feels the same as my right knee.

What was amazing to me is that Dr. Benner only worked on my knee a couple of times. Stress and tension accumulated in the left leg and when that tension pattern was handled, my body was able to heal. I now use the B.E.S.T. method to stay balanced. It is an excellent service and an excellent method."


-- G. Matheos --