Dr. Wellens is the a board certified chiropractic neurologist in Brentwood, and Wellens Chiropractic Neurology Center is one of the few chiropractic neurology offices on the west coast.
Dr. Wellens' protocols differ greatly from traditional chiropractic because of his deep understanding of how musculoskeletal injuries and other disorders may result from imbalances and altered function of relay centers in the human nervous system. Chiropractic neurologists are trained to understand that the primary dysfunction experienced by a patient might actually be a secondary symptom of dysfunction elsewhere in the nervous system. Dr. Wellens utilizes this understanding to implement non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical, and safe procedures. Much of this understanding comes from over 19 years of study in Neurology where the training includes the utilization of non-traditional chiropractic joint manipulation, and the application of neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation protocols designed to address neuromuscular imbalances.
Dr. Wellens has had success with patients suffering from a myriad of disorders including: chronic neck and back pain, cervical and lumbar disc injuries, migraines, concussions, sports injuries, balance disorders, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, chronic pain, peripheral nerve injuries, and repetitive stress injuries. He treats children, teens, and adults.
Wellens Chiropractic Center benefits from of some of the most sophisticated technology to aid in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of its patients, including: an onsite x-ray laboratory and Video Electronystagmography (VNG), which is utilized for the accurate diagnosis of vertigo and balance disorders. Physiotherapy applications are also utilized, including: interferential therapy, myofascial massage, Russian stimulation, cervical and lumbar tractions, and upper body isokinetic ergometer.
Dr. Wellens also utilizes 26 years of experience in food and nutrition to counsel his patients in achieving optimal health and performance through proper diet, nutrition, and supplementation.