Dr. Chris Hawn, DC

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Age 60
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Dr. Chris Hawn, DC
I couldn't start off telling you about myself without sharing one of my favorite sayings. "The service you give is the rent you pay for being on the planet." My wife Terry and I believe this to the core of our souls. That's why we are both in the field of healthcare which allows us to help people and spend a large portion of our free time in doing community service. Having met my wife in Rotary International over 27 years ago, our relationship was built on community service and helping people. We continue to live that path on a daily basis. Currently the majority of our efforts go the Dana Point 5th Marine Support Group. We love our warriors and want to support them in any way we can and being involved with this organization is the perfect avenue for the person who wants to support the men and women in our military. My personal way of giving back is that my chiropractic services are offered at no cost to our active duty 5th Marines stationed out of Camp Pendleton here in California. How did I find Chiropractic? I was sitting with a friend having lunch and I asked. What are you going to do with your life? He began to tell me about chiropractic and what it was all about. I quickly became very interested. I learned that as biology major, I was already taking most of the courses I needed to meet the requirements to be accepted at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa. I completed my undergraduate studies at San Diego State University and was soon thereafter off to Davenport Iowa. While at Palmer College, I completed the four year curriculum in three years receiving my doctorate in 1981. When I first meet a new patient in my office, I frequently tell the story of the three day old infant that was born with one eye that didn't open up. The baby also had a huge rash over her forehead. The hospital staff said that it would probably go away in time and it would eventually take care of itself. The doctors said to just wait and see. Well, I waited and waited and waited and after three days I decided to check this infant's spine. It is well known that going through the birth canal is the singular most neurological stimulating event your nervous system will ever go through excluding trauma. I questioned whether this tiny infant had nerve interference going on with her spine. As I palpated that tiny body I found that her Atlas (top vertebra of the spine) was out of alignment. If so, this was more than likely caused by the torsion and pull on the head and shoulders during delivery. I gently cradled that tiny head into my palm, applied pressure at the involved area and "Voila!" There was a tiny click and I knew the Atlas had gone back into the place as it was meant to be. The result? It wasn't even five minutes before her eye opened up and her rash totally disappeared. Now when telling this story to my patients I ask. Do you think I was treating a closed eye or a rash on the forehead? Of course not. I was treating what we call a vertebral subluxation and that was what was causing nerve interference in this child's neck. Once the nerve interference was removed, the body was able to take care of itself and that is exactly what happened. Did I mention that this child was my daughter? From that day on I was no longer just a chiropractor who deals with back and neck pain. I know that the power that made the body heals the body. We just need to get out of the way. I look at my patients as a whole. Not just the body part that hurts and which they probably came to see me for. I look at their overall health as it relates to their nervous system. You see, there is no other profession that is skilled, trained and able to determine if your condition is due to nerve interference other than a chiropractor. It's exciting to go to work and watch people get better when all hope was lost. I love being a Chiropractor!

32281 Camino Capistrano Ste C106

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Dr. Chris Hawn, DC

Dr. Chris Hawn, DC

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Care Philosophy

Dr Hawn is a Palmer graduate with over 30 years experience. Being recognized as an expert in athletic injuries he has treated members of the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, and Oakland Raiders and even the World Cup Ski team during his visit to Beaver Creek, Colorado. Many pro athletes have sought his care over the years but he insists that the families and children are just as important as the athletes. He was applauded and recognized for creating and sharing the ground breaking informational website called www.TheWhiplashReport.com which discloses the "Top 10 Things " insurance companies and attorneys don' want you to know. Dr. Hawn is proficient in many techniques including Gonstead, Activator, Palmer Diversified, Kinesiology and Non force.
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  • Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Sports Medicine

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Conditions Treated

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pulled Muscles
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprain


  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

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  • San Diego State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic Davenport Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Palmer College Of Chiropractic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hospitals where Dr. Hawn has admitting privileges

Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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