Local doctor Cailen Wells sees the life of Christopher Reeve as a true love story between the work she encompasses and the meaning behind how tragic the real Superman’s accident really was. A typical day in her office involves seeing patients who have lost hope, who have given up and said, “This is my last effort to seek help. Nothing is working – I’ve had numerous tests, and no can find anything wrong with me.”

Dr. Wells helps some of the most difficult cases, including conditions that haven’t been improving from traditional medical or chiropractic care. Some conditions include chronic ailments encompassing both the immune and nerve systems. The love she has for her patients is infectious.

The opposite of fear is love. People are living in fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear that they may lose their jobs due to their conditions. Fear they will never be the same again. Wells states, “The most rewarding part of my career is giving back the love that people have lost due to loss of hope. I accomplish that by restoring their nerve system back to proper function with Specific Care.”

Why is the upper cervical area (upper neck) so important to health and well-being?

This is essentially the epicenter of your body – the most important area for communication from your brain to your body.  Complete loss of that communication can be devastating.  Superman had a severe injury to his upper cervical spine which resulted in a 100% loss of function from that area.  When you have an upper cervical misalignment, you are not losing 100% of the function, but you may be losing 30%, 50% or more of the function of your body. Unresolved trauma to our bodies can go undetected and uncorrected, and can develop into ailments later in life.

What makes Upper Cervical Chiropractic care unique compared to other care?

There are many forms of spinal health care today. Many focus on addressing local joint motion by administering a short, quick thrust to a localized area. Upper Cervical Chiropractors influence the entire spinal column’s postural balance by returning the heavy head to a more balanced position on top of the narrow neck.  And they do it without any popping, cracking or twisting of the spine.  It is a gentle, accurate, and precise procedure for correcting the spine. With upper cervical care, it is not about adjusting someone thousands of times…it is about holding the correction.  Staying in alignment is how a person gets well and stays well.

Who can benefit from Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic is focused on restoring the function of the entire nervous system. Contrary to common perceptions of chiropractic, our focus is not on the bones of the spine, but rather on the nervous system. This is extremely important to understand, because the nervous system controls every organ, cell, muscle and system in the body. Therefore, by restoring nervous system function, many patients have positive health changes throughout their entire body, including their immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, and musculoskeletal system, to name a few. People who haven’t responded to traditional medical or chiropractic care are great candidates for this care.

-Dr. Wells