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Dr. Steven M. Wachs, Q.M.E., C.C.S.P.

Doctor of Chiropractic - Qualified Medical Examiner - Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Available on Lien - Serving Bonita, Chula Vista and Eastlake

359 Third Avenue, Suite B
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Driving Directions

Phone: (619) 427 4747
Fax: (619) 427 4752

Web Address: www.chulavistachiro.com

Blog: www.DrStevenWachsBlog.com

Dr. Wachs received his bachelor's degree from University at Albany in 1984 with honors. He graduated from the prestigious Southern California University of Health Sciences in 1988. Shortly after, he earned certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.) from the American Chiropractic Association Sports Council. In 19991 Dr. Wachs founded Wachs Chiropractic Health Center in Chula Vista, California. This office was opened in the heart of a growing and vibrant area of the South Bay and has grown to become one of the most successful practices in San Diego. An ongoing commitment to providing state of the art chiropractic care in a caring and family friendly environment has allowed Wachs Chiropractic to help thousands achieve better health. Dr. Wachs' practice has always been equipped with the latest chiropractic equipment and technology to help you his patient's attain total health and well being.

In a concerted effort to provide the best in evaluation, diagnostics, and treatment for his patient's, Dr. Wachs has received numerous post-graduate appointments and certifications. He has been appointed by the State of California, Industrial Medical Council, as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.). He has been certified as an Industrial Disability Evaluator (I.D.E.). He participates as an examiner for the State of California, Disability Insurance Program (S.D.I.), as a certified Independent Medical examiner (I.M.E.). With the many special certifications and MPN's that he is on, Dr. Wachs has been sought out by many of San Diego's Worker's Compensation Attorneys and Personal Injury Attorneys for their patients worker's comp and personal injury care.

Dr. Wachs was recognized nationally for providing chiropractic services to the emergency personnel during Firestorm 2003 when wildfires struck San Diego and Southern California. The story of how Southern California Chiropractors came together to help California's emergency workers was published in Today's Chiropractic. Services were provided to local and national rescue/relief workers including the S.D.P.D., C.D.F. (California Department of Forestry), U.S. Military, and numerous local and out of state fire departments. He continues to serve many local amateur and elite athletes, and has served as a member of the A.C.A. Sports Council Medical Staff at US Olympic Team Trials for Canoe/Kayak at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.

Dr. Wachs is an active member of the American Chiropractic Association, has performed lectures and workshops at numerous businesses and civic organizations, and is regularly sought out as a wellness expert. He also serves on his local Little League Board of Directors. His involvement in youth sports has led him to coach teams for both his daughter's softball and basketball teams, and his son's travel baseball, local Little League baseball, and Pop Warner football teams. With advancements being made each year in chiropractic, Dr. Wachs is an avid proponent of continuing education, and he is devoted to learning the latest and most scientific methods in order to provide the very best health care to his patient's. By assisting his patient's with all components of health, participants in Dr. Wachs' health care program take strides towards achieving their goals, reaching their fullest potential, and attaining optimum wellness through chiropractic care!

Dr Wachs article, Wildfires 2007, an account of the 2007 San Diego County wildfires published in Today's Chiropractic LifeStyle, can be read online at: www.todayschiropractic.com/issues/2008/feb_mar/3.html

Some of the techniques and special services that Dr. Wachs offers:
  • Cox Flexion Distraction Technique
  • Thompson Technique
  • McKenzie Technique
  • Sports Specific Exercises
  • Spinal Rehabilitation
  • Nutritional Counseling and Guidance
  • Pre and Post Natal Spinal Care
  • Manual Therapy Techniques (MTT)
  • On Site X-Ray facility
  • Student Physicals
  • Massage Therapy
  • Custom Orthotics
Education:
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • Whittier, CA.  D.C. Degree
  • University at Albany
  • State University of New York
  • Albany, N.Y.  B.S. Degree
Internship:
  • Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
  • Glendale Clinic Glendale, CA
Post Graduate Education:
  • Appointed by the State of California, Industrial Medical Council, as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (Q.M.E.)
  • Certified as an Industrial Disability Evaluator (I.D.E.)
  • State of California, Disability Insurance (S.D.I.) Program, Certified as an Independent Medical Examiner (I.M.E.)
  • Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.)
  • Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomat of American
  • Board of Disability Analysts
Professional Experience:
  • Private Practice: Wachs Chiropractic Health Center (1991 to present)
  • Dr. Wachs has treated thousands of patients for acute and chronic cases
  • Specializing in treatment of auto accidents, work injuries, and sports related injuries
  • Dr. Wachs works closely with medical and orthopedic specialists

"I have been attending Dr. Wachs for the past several months for treatment. I had a car accident 6 months ago and I have suffered with pain in my lower back and also my right leg. I also had problems with allergies, and thanks to the adjustments it help clear them out. Most of my pain is gone by now. Thanks to Dr. Wachs, and thank you to the wonderful staff at Wachs Chiropractic...always very professional."

Driving Directions to Dr. Wachs' Office in Chula Vista:

Going South on 805 Freeway coming from San Diego:

Get off on the "H" street exit, and make a RIGHT heading West.

Go 3 stoplights to Third Avenue, and make a RIGHT.

Go about 1 ½ miles, past the Third Avenue Arch, and you will see the office on the right hand side of the street.

You can park in front, OR, make a RIGHT on Madrona Avenue, and turn right into the parking lot directly behind the office.

(We share the same parking lot next to La Bella's Pizza.)

Going South on the 5 Freeway coming from San Diego:

Get off on the "H" street exit, and make a LEFT heading East.

Go 3 stoplights to Third Avenue, and make a LEFT.

Go about 1 ½ miles, past the Third Avenue Arch, and you will see the office on the right hand side of the street.

You can park in front, OR, make a RIGHT on Madrona Avenue, and turn right into the parking lot directly behind the office.

(We share the same parking lot next to La Bella's Pizza.)

View street map at MapQuest

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