Testimonials


When I heard an advertisement for The Spinal Institute of Health on the radio one day, I had been experiencing head and neck ache pain for the better part of 16 years. I listened as Dr. Benson described many of the feelings I've had over the years and thought to myself, "What do I have to lose?" I was at my wits end having already been through every test in the book by physicians who always told me, "We can't find anything wrong with you." and getting the feeling from them that it was "all in my head". I had tried physical therapy different times throughout the years as well as many different forms of chiropractic care; sometimes the treatment I received helped for awhile, but it was always only a temporary fix for me. I was to the point where nothing was really helping me anymore and so I made a consultation appointment with Dr. Benson. I told him about the headaches I had nearly everyday of my life, about the pain and stress in my neck that I felt affected my daily work, and I told him about my frustration of not being able to live my life the way I wanted...pain free. Lastly, I told him about my history of multiple miscarriages and how I longed to have another child, I was convinced that if I felt better that I would be able to carry another child. After listening to me, Dr. Benson gave me hope. He set up a plan for my care and I followed through with his treatment. It was easy and like no other treatment I had received from anyone before; within months I had noticed a change in myself. the headaches were less frequent, as well as the neck pain. As the months passed, the results were unbelievable to me. It's been a year and a half now and I'm happy to say that it's very rare that I suffer from a head or neck ache, giving me much better quality of life. It's frustrating when I think of all the years of pain I didn't have to experience! I am thankful to Dr. Benson for believing in me and helping me to heal my body. When it comes to me wanting to conceive another child, I'm happy to say that I'm due in four months!

-Janet Hoeger, Manchester, IA-





I have tried traditional chiropractic adjustments that focus solely on the pain or the spasm spots. The relief doesn't last because the underlying problem pulls it back out again. I had been told there was nothing more to be done about arthritis and hip pain. Just live with it.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is different and really works. Since beginning treatments through Spinal Institute of Health in Platteville less than a year ago I have virtually no aches or chronic pain. I have been able to exercise and even find I like to exercise more. I have been able to lose weight and significantly lower my blood pressure. Dr. Benson evaluates your spine and overall health. He also talks with you and really listens. He offers suggestions for natural relief of your symptoms and works with you on diet and exercise when appropriate as well as encouraging traditional medical and dental checkups.

Upper Cervical health care is different in the sense that it does not jerk, crack or pull on your neck. they explained to me that our spine and neck are rather like an electrical circuit board of our bodies. If everything is in line, our muscles and our bodies get a chance to heal themselves. It seems that muscle spasm symptoms and general aches and pains start fixing themselves. My overall health has improved including sleep and energy level. I would recommend that you call the Spinal Institute of Health and see if Dr. Benson Can help you.

-Kay Groves, Platteville, WI-





Before I found Dr. Benson and Upper Cervical care I had been suffering from sciatic pain for over five years. Sleeping was difficult because lying down in any position was painful. Also when climbing stairs, or sitting down and getting up out of a chair my legs were stiff and painful. My movements were limited as if every muscle in my body was fighting against me when walking, bending, or exercising in any way. This all started after an auto accident when I remember having the ongoing feeling I had aged well beyond my age of 64.

During the last five years I had tried doctors whose diagnosis was a sprained knee, (since the pain went down my knee), and recommended inactivity. I also tried other types of chiropractic care which didn't help at all. For a year I had weekly deep tissue massages which confirmed the fact that every muscle in my body was tight as a drum but did not address the cause. I began Yoga classes which I did find helpful in relieving the pain.

But the only treatment that addressed the cause of my misery was Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care with Dr. Benson. Since adjusting my C1 vertebra and maintaining my alignment the cause of my pain has been addressed and my healing has begun. I can sleep painlessly and exercise is back in my life which is important in strengthening my core muscles and keeping healthy.
I can't thank Dr. Benson enough for restoring my health. His understanding when I related my symptoms was refreshing and restored my faith in myself and the ability of the human body to heal itself when the cause of pain is eliminated.

G. Limoncelli, Chicagoland, IL





I noticed right away that my energy level was increasing as well as my endurance. I was even starting to sleep better. My frequent headaches were dwindling fast and the fog was lifting. On my worst days my pain was a 4 (1being no pain and 10 being excruciating) Now I am to the point where the headaches are rare. My energy level is through the roof and I feel like I'm 25 again. I'm willing to surmise that I feel better now that when I was 25. I feel like a million bucks! And let's not forget the yard work and gardening, I don't lock up at all, don't even get sore. I usually can do a bunch of work then I have enough energy left to go for a 3 mile walk. It's crazy to even fathom where I started in January and where I am today.

I will say I cannot express enough gratitude and appreciation for everything you have done for me Doc. To say this has been a life changing experience is truly not enough. It feels to me like my prayers have been answered and a miracle has happened. Trusting you completely from the get go, and doing whatever it was you told me to do, knowing that you would get me to where I needed to be. My life will be forever better from the care and knowledge. I cannot put a price on what it means to me to have my health and energy back better than it ever could be. You truly have a gift, you are a healer. (Good thing your not here because now I'm crying).

Vicki Jo Thole, Fennimore, WI