Meet Our Doctors


Dr. Wayne Laney’s

Dr. Wayne Laney’s journey into chiropractic care wasn’t fueled by a lifelong ambition to work in the healthcare field. In fact, when he embarked on this path 43 years ago, his knowledge of chiropractic was minimal. His decision was deeply personal, rooted in a life-changing event that occurred in 1969. Following a severe car accident, Dr. Laney and his then-fiancee faced significant injuries. His fiancee, in particular, suffered from chronic pain due to serious whiplash, leading them down an unexpected path.

The turning point came when a renowned orthopedist recommended a laminectomy for Mrs. Laney. However, Dr. Laney’s uncle, a chiropractor in Alabama, intervened, suggesting a different approach. This recommendation led Mrs. Laney to undergo treatment with him and Dr. Roy Sweat in Atlanta, the founder of the Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic program. This experience was transformative; Mrs. Laney’s pain significantly decreased, and she was able to stop her pain medications.

Inspired by his wife’s recovery, Dr. Laney pursued chiropractic studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic, following in his uncle’s footsteps. His career took him from Washington to South Carolina, where he became the Health Center director at Sherman College and later founded Upstate Spine and Wellness, LLC.

Dr. Laney’s practice is distinguished by the Atlas Orthogonal percussion instrument, a method that allows for precise, painless upper cervical corrections. This technique has not only set his practice apart but has also enabled him to help thousands regain their quality of life. With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Laney is one of the foremost experts in Atlas Orthogonal chiropractic, a field he was drawn to by the desire to restore lives as his wife’s was restored. His success stories, ranging from young patients regaining mobility to those overcoming systemic health challenges, underscore his belief in the transformative power of chiropractic care and divine intervention.

Dr. Sean Bitner, DC

Dr. Sean Bitner, DC, boasts an illustrious educational background as a proud graduate of the prestigious Sherman Chiropractic College located in the heart of Spartanburg, SC. With over 16 years of dedicated practice under his belt, Dr. Bitner has become a revered figure in the chiropractic community, known for his expertise and compassionate care.

His journey into the realm of chiropractic excellence took a pivotal turn when he discovered his passion for the Atlas Orthogonal Percussion Instrument correction. This innovative technique captured his interest, leading him to pursue extensive training. Driven by his commitment to mastering this method, Dr. Bitner embarked on an educational adventure to Atlanta, GA, where he learned directly from Dr. Matthew Sweat, a leading authority in the field. Armed with this specialized knowledge, he returned to the Upstate of South Carolina, ready to revolutionize patient care.


Today, Dr. Bitner collaborates with Dr. Laney at Upstate Spine & Wellness, LLC, where they combine their talents to offer the Non-Forced procedure. This partnership has not only enriched their practice but has also brought unparalleled relief and wellness to countless patients, cementing their status as pioneers in the chiropractic landscape. Together, they continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in spinal health and wellness, making a profound impact on the lives they touch.