Family First Chiropractic & Wellness Center Testimonials and Reviews

See why our patients love us, and you don’t just have to take our word for it.

I used to have headaches 2-3 times a week

I used to have headaches 2-3 times a week and had severe low back pain and sciatic pain. Within 2 weeks of receiving upper cervical care my headaches were completely gone and haven’t come back. My lower back pain was gradually reduced and I now no longer have problems. I have also…

I was struck from behind on my bicycle by a drunk driver

On June 11, 2011 I was struck from behind on my bicycle by a drunk driver. I can remember the pain as if it were yesterday. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t walk and all I could see was red. Once at the hospital I was told I had broken a few vertebrae amongst other injuries. What struck me the most was that the…

Great with Kids!

Great with Kids! . "I don't think I have met a more beautiful person on the inside and out. Dr B has been so wonderful to me and my family. My girls love her and my oldest even brings her pretend horse in for an adjustment. "When I was in labor with my forth child Dr. Payton came to my house,...

Success Where Others Failed

Success Where Others Failed . "Dr. B was incredible with my care.... I have a condition that is not easy to correct. The only people that have been able to correct my subluxations has been Dr. D and Dr. P. They are kind, thoughtful, gentle and lovely people. If you have the chance to be under...

Upper Cervical Care for the Whole Family

Upper Cervical Care for the Whole Family . "We have, as a family, truly benefited from upper cervical care. From teeth grinding, lazy eye problems, low back issues, pregnancy and the many falls that come with kids, we have seen the issues disappear or greatly improve for me, my husband, my...

I Used to Think that Having Trouble Sleeping was Normal

When I first started receiving Chiropractic care, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. My mom told me to go to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor because I was having bad headaches, low back pain and trouble sleeping at night. I thought these things were normal and expected I had to live with them…

Awful Neck Pain & Tension Headaches

Drs. Dawn and Peyton are amazing chiropractors. They’re not your typical chiropractors, their technique is highly specialized and very gentle. It’s a whole different experience! I used to have awful neck pain and tension headaches and the technique Drs. Dawn and Peyton practice has helped me stay healthy and feeling amazing for years…

I tried everything & finally found relief here!

To all you skeptics out there, this place is great. I have an ongoing problem with numbness in the toes of my left foot, I guess its an issue with a pinched nerve that causes the numbness and radiates pain down my leg. Sometimes the pain is bearable and other times its so bad it feels like you’re getting a root canal done with no anesthesia…

I had no idea that subluxations could impair so many functions of the body.

“I’ve had chronic lower back and neck pain for as long as I can remember, and finally had enough of dealing with it.” “My first visit to the office was informative and encouraging. Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn performed a thorough examination that included a spinal scan, weight distribution analysis, X-rays, and an in-depth consultation. (I had no idea that subluxations could impair so many functions of the body like sleeping and memory recall…

I was impressed by the amount of time they spent with each of us

My husband & I have lived in San Diego for 2 years and have not been able to find a chiropractor we wanted to go to until we met Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton. From the moment we met them, we knew they were trustworthy, knowledgeable doctors that we were very comfortable with.” “When we had our first consultation, I was impressed by the amount of time they spent with each of us to thoroughly evaluate our condition and educate us on chiropractic health…

Neck, Back, & General Body Improvements

“Family First has been my first and only experience within the Chiropractic community, so I don’t really have a control to judge it against. What I can say, however, is that the experience has been fantastic.” “The vibe is friendly and light and all the patients and staff seem to genuinely enjoy being there and interacting with one another. Brenda at the front desk is extremely pleasant and engaging with everyone, which is a nice alternative to everyone just staring at their smart phone or pretending to read a magazine (I am normally that person)…

Affordable & Enjoyable Chiropractic Care

“I could go on all day about how wonderful Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton are to our family. They are two of the most kind, generous and caring people that I have ever met. My husband and I look forward to our adjustments every week.” “They make chiropractic care affordable for us with a military discount since our healthcare doesn’t cover it. Their office isn’t the closest to our house but it’s worth the time, distance and gas to see both Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton…

Sharp Shoulder Pain Relief

“I met Dr. Payton and Dr. Bortoluzzi because I was experiencing sharp pain in my shoulder. After an in-depth consultation I knew I was in good hands. These doctors are very passionate about what they do, and the relief they know they can give their patients.” “They had a special offer running that was reasonable beyond belief for what they do for you and the time they spend assessing your needs. I am a believer in these two Drs…

Relief From Long-term Accident Injuries

“I was in a car accident when I was 17 and spent some time rehabilitating with a physical therapist and a chiropractor. We thought that we had fixed my problem in my neck and back, but as I have learned in the past few months, that may not have been the case. I am not 29 and put my back out and spent two weeks working from my living room floor” “I was able to find Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton and they took X-Rays of my neck and back and showed me how twisted my discs were and how my neck actually bends the wrong way…

Family First Chiropractic is the “real deal!”

Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn are the real deal!!!! I walked into their office with severe neck pain. After an extensive initial consultation, they recommended a treatment plan. I expected my neck to be fixed, but what I didn’t expect was all the other benefits I received from treatment! I had chronic headaches, numbness, tingling, and digestive issues. After only a few treatments, my neck was on the road to recovery, and my headaches and all the other issues were…

Results After First Adjustment

Payton and Dawn are amazing. I’ve been seeing them for a little over 2 months and I saw results from my first adjustment. I have severe scoliosis with a bulge between L4/5 and a herniated disc between L5/S1. Dr. Dawn sat down with me and explained my condition and injuries fully and walked me through the recover process. No one has ever taken the time to do that with me before. They are kind, gentle and make you feel at ease…

Best Gift to San Diego and the Chiropractice Profession

Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn are absolutely the best gift to the San Diego area and the Chiropractic profession. As a patient I have seen my symptoms diminish immensely. The quality of information and the care received are top notch. When I first stepped into their office I knew I was in the right place. It is set for healing, information and results. I would recommend Drs. Dawn and Payton to be your first choice when you are looking for authentic health care providers whether it be for an issue you are having, nutrition, or information. They have impressed me beyond measure…

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

I know it may sound dramatic, but my experience with Family First Chiropractic has literally changed my life. My 2-year old has struggled with sleep since he was a wee babe, and it recently went from horrible to unbearable. I read every sleep book, scoured every blog, talked to dozens of seasoned parents, and even paid a trained sleep specialist to help me. Nothing resolved the problem. Then I remembered a friend suggesting that I take my son to a chiropractor to potentially resolve his sleep issues. I did some research and found Family First with glowing recommendations…

Living Proof of The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

I feel that I am living proof of the benefit of what they do so they can see it standing right in front of them. Thank you Dr. Dawn, Dr. Payton, and Dominick for being there for my wife and I!

10 Year Discomfort Resolved in 3 Months

The quality care received from the doctors at Family First has significantly contributed to my health & happiness. My health was already good before receiving upper cervical care to correct a kink in my neck and to remedy an incorrect curvature in my neck, however, I’m fond of saying that the treatment provided over a 3 month period took my health from adequate to excellent. Specifically, tightness & discomfort in my shoulders that had been present for 10 years was completely resolved. In addition, an increase in energy and improvement in sleep was noted…

I used to have headaches 2-3 times a week

I used to have headaches 2-3 times a week and had severe low back pain and sciatic pain. Within 2 weeks of receiving upper cervical care my headaches were completely gone and haven’t come back. My lower back pain was gradually reduced and I now no longer have problems. I have also…

I was struck from behind on my bicycle by a drunk driver

On June 11, 2011 I was struck from behind on my bicycle by a drunk driver. I can remember the pain as if it were yesterday. I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t walk and all I could see was red. Once at the hospital I was told I had broken a few vertebrae amongst other injuries. What struck me the most was that the…

Great with Kids!

Great with Kids! . "I don't think I have met a more beautiful person on the inside and out. Dr B has been so wonderful to me and my family. My girls love her and my oldest even brings her pretend horse in for an adjustment. "When I was in labor with my forth child Dr. Payton came to my house,...

Success Where Others Failed

Success Where Others Failed . "Dr. B was incredible with my care.... I have a condition that is not easy to correct. The only people that have been able to correct my subluxations has been Dr. D and Dr. P. They are kind, thoughtful, gentle and lovely people. If you have the chance to be under...

Upper Cervical Care for the Whole Family

Upper Cervical Care for the Whole Family . "We have, as a family, truly benefited from upper cervical care. From teeth grinding, lazy eye problems, low back issues, pregnancy and the many falls that come with kids, we have seen the issues disappear or greatly improve for me, my husband, my...

I Used to Think that Having Trouble Sleeping was Normal

When I first started receiving Chiropractic care, I wasn’t sure of what to expect. My mom told me to go to an Upper Cervical Chiropractor because I was having bad headaches, low back pain and trouble sleeping at night. I thought these things were normal and expected I had to live with them…

Awful Neck Pain & Tension Headaches

Drs. Dawn and Peyton are amazing chiropractors. They’re not your typical chiropractors, their technique is highly specialized and very gentle. It’s a whole different experience! I used to have awful neck pain and tension headaches and the technique Drs. Dawn and Peyton practice has helped me stay healthy and feeling amazing for years…

I tried everything & finally found relief here!

To all you skeptics out there, this place is great. I have an ongoing problem with numbness in the toes of my left foot, I guess its an issue with a pinched nerve that causes the numbness and radiates pain down my leg. Sometimes the pain is bearable and other times its so bad it feels like you’re getting a root canal done with no anesthesia…

I had no idea that subluxations could impair so many functions of the body.

“I’ve had chronic lower back and neck pain for as long as I can remember, and finally had enough of dealing with it.” “My first visit to the office was informative and encouraging. Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn performed a thorough examination that included a spinal scan, weight distribution analysis, X-rays, and an in-depth consultation. (I had no idea that subluxations could impair so many functions of the body like sleeping and memory recall…

I was impressed by the amount of time they spent with each of us

My husband & I have lived in San Diego for 2 years and have not been able to find a chiropractor we wanted to go to until we met Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton. From the moment we met them, we knew they were trustworthy, knowledgeable doctors that we were very comfortable with.” “When we had our first consultation, I was impressed by the amount of time they spent with each of us to thoroughly evaluate our condition and educate us on chiropractic health…

Neck, Back, & General Body Improvements

“Family First has been my first and only experience within the Chiropractic community, so I don’t really have a control to judge it against. What I can say, however, is that the experience has been fantastic.” “The vibe is friendly and light and all the patients and staff seem to genuinely enjoy being there and interacting with one another. Brenda at the front desk is extremely pleasant and engaging with everyone, which is a nice alternative to everyone just staring at their smart phone or pretending to read a magazine (I am normally that person)…

Affordable & Enjoyable Chiropractic Care

“I could go on all day about how wonderful Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton are to our family. They are two of the most kind, generous and caring people that I have ever met. My husband and I look forward to our adjustments every week.” “They make chiropractic care affordable for us with a military discount since our healthcare doesn’t cover it. Their office isn’t the closest to our house but it’s worth the time, distance and gas to see both Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton…

Sharp Shoulder Pain Relief

“I met Dr. Payton and Dr. Bortoluzzi because I was experiencing sharp pain in my shoulder. After an in-depth consultation I knew I was in good hands. These doctors are very passionate about what they do, and the relief they know they can give their patients.” “They had a special offer running that was reasonable beyond belief for what they do for you and the time they spend assessing your needs. I am a believer in these two Drs…

Relief From Long-term Accident Injuries

“I was in a car accident when I was 17 and spent some time rehabilitating with a physical therapist and a chiropractor. We thought that we had fixed my problem in my neck and back, but as I have learned in the past few months, that may not have been the case. I am not 29 and put my back out and spent two weeks working from my living room floor” “I was able to find Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton and they took X-Rays of my neck and back and showed me how twisted my discs were and how my neck actually bends the wrong way…

Family First Chiropractic is the “real deal!”

Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn are the real deal!!!! I walked into their office with severe neck pain. After an extensive initial consultation, they recommended a treatment plan. I expected my neck to be fixed, but what I didn’t expect was all the other benefits I received from treatment! I had chronic headaches, numbness, tingling, and digestive issues. After only a few treatments, my neck was on the road to recovery, and my headaches and all the other issues were…

Results After First Adjustment

Payton and Dawn are amazing. I’ve been seeing them for a little over 2 months and I saw results from my first adjustment. I have severe scoliosis with a bulge between L4/5 and a herniated disc between L5/S1. Dr. Dawn sat down with me and explained my condition and injuries fully and walked me through the recover process. No one has ever taken the time to do that with me before. They are kind, gentle and make you feel at ease…

Best Gift to San Diego and the Chiropractice Profession

Dr. Payton and Dr. Dawn are absolutely the best gift to the San Diego area and the Chiropractic profession. As a patient I have seen my symptoms diminish immensely. The quality of information and the care received are top notch. When I first stepped into their office I knew I was in the right place. It is set for healing, information and results. I would recommend Drs. Dawn and Payton to be your first choice when you are looking for authentic health care providers whether it be for an issue you are having, nutrition, or information. They have impressed me beyond measure…

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

I know it may sound dramatic, but my experience with Family First Chiropractic has literally changed my life. My 2-year old has struggled with sleep since he was a wee babe, and it recently went from horrible to unbearable. I read every sleep book, scoured every blog, talked to dozens of seasoned parents, and even paid a trained sleep specialist to help me. Nothing resolved the problem. Then I remembered a friend suggesting that I take my son to a chiropractor to potentially resolve his sleep issues. I did some research and found Family First with glowing recommendations…

Living Proof of The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

I feel that I am living proof of the benefit of what they do so they can see it standing right in front of them. Thank you Dr. Dawn, Dr. Payton, and Dominick for being there for my wife and I!

10 Year Discomfort Resolved in 3 Months

The quality care received from the doctors at Family First has significantly contributed to my health & happiness. My health was already good before receiving upper cervical care to correct a kink in my neck and to remedy an incorrect curvature in my neck, however, I’m fond of saying that the treatment provided over a 3 month period took my health from adequate to excellent. Specifically, tightness & discomfort in my shoulders that had been present for 10 years was completely resolved. In addition, an increase in energy and improvement in sleep was noted…
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