Chiropractic Staff

Wachs Chiropractic Health Center is made up of a team of chiropractic professionals dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare in a responsive and caring environment. Our doctors of chiropractic are all Board Certified with years of experience in the profession. They work in concert with office staff in order to understand your health issues quickly and apply the right treatment to get you back to your optimal health. You can learn more about our chiropractor and other chiropractic clinicians on this page.

At Wachs Chiropractic Health Center, all of our professionals are fully trained and experienced to provide you with the best chiropractic care. We want you to trust that you are getting the highest quality care each time you come to see us. But we're also people just like you - we have families and pets, we're parents and grandparents, we participate in sports activities and try to stay current with the news. We combine our expertise and professionalism with a personal, responsive and caring attitude to make you as comfortable as possible with our practice - whether you're sick or well.

Steven M. Wachs, DC, QME, CCSP

Chiropractor in Chula Vista, CA

Wachs Chiropractic Health Center

Steven M. Wachs, DC, QME, CCSP 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.).

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.

Once Again in 2007, Dr. Wachs served his community by providing chiropractic services to the emergency personnel during the relief efforts for WildFires 2007 . His account and Nationally published article, Wildfires 2007 , an account of the 2007 San Diego County wildfires published in Today's Chiropractic LifeStyle, can be read on line at www.

He continues to serve many local amateur, professional and elite athletes; all branches of the military including Navy Seals and Marines; local law enforcement; 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 Sport Council, has performed lectures and workshops at numerous businesses and civic organizations, and is regularly sought out as a wellness expert. He served on his local Little League Board of Directors for several years and spearheaded the building of a successful volunteer umpiring program as umpire-in-chief. The umpire in chief position on the Board of Directors was a position assigned to someone as a role model to the children, and someone who could recruit, train, and teach volunteer umpires and interpret rules. This also involved attendance at games to ensure safety, sportsmanship, and game control when required. His involvement in youth sports has led him to coaching over the past decade including his son’s travel baseball, Little League Baseball All-Star Teams, Pop Warner and High School 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!


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


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.)

S enior 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

S pecializing in treatment of auto accidents, work injuries, and sports related injuries

Dr. Wachs works closely with medical and orthopedic specialists

Our Staff:

Christina - Office Manager

Jennifer - Chiropractic Assistant

Bruce - IT Specialist

Andrea - Chiropractic Assistant /CA

Itzel - Chiropractic Assistant /CA


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