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Testimonials and Reviews

Living Proof of The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Posted by Kristen Phillips on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

“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!”  

-Kirk R., San Diego

Chiropractic Changed My Life!

Posted by Dominick Rich on Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Helping a 2 year old sleep.

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.  I met with Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton.  They were kind, knowledgeable, and concerned.  To make a long story short, after only a couple of adjustments, my son’s sleep dramatically improved.  It has now been 2 months, and he now sleeps 12 hours/ night and then takes an afternoon nap that ranges in the 1-2 hour range.  I’ve even observed that my son's overall health has improved.  He runs faster and generally has better coordination, he’s happier, and he doesn’t get sick even half as often as he did prior to getting adjusted. 

Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton have even treated my son successfully for ear infections!  I had no idea your ear can get adjusted, but I’m convinced that these people can do anything!  They have become my primary care doctors and offer a wealth of information and care.  I cannot rave enough.

- Charlotte W.

Best Gift to San Diego and the Chiropractice Profession

Posted by Family First Chiropractic Webmaster on Monday, October 28, 2013.

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.  The best gift is when someone gives you something that you can never repay, that to me is restoration of my health.  I have been given the best gift ever.  Thank you Dr. Dawn and Dr. Payton.

Sarah, Murrieta Springs

10 Year Discomfort Resolved in 3 Months

Posted by Family First Chiropractic Webmaster on Monday, October 28, 2013.

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. The free workshops provided by the doctors also educated me on several helpful points of nutrition of which I had previously been unaware.

As to the care itself, treatment is thorough, with every step explained beforehand. This was important to me as I gained the understanding that upper cervical care is gentle and unlike other styles of chiropractic care which involve forcible manipulations of the spine (which I would not be comfortable with). Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, everyone at Family First engages in their work with genuine care, compassion, empathy, clear communication and a high level of skill.


Tia, El Cajon