Milton L. Payne, D.C., ARM, QME

19231Victory Blvd., Suite 557
Reseda, California 91335
(818) 774-3535
Fax (818) 774-3533
Email: mpaynedc@gmail.com

Website: drmiltonpayne.com


To provide quality healthcare through Independent Examinations, weight loss with nutrition, and assisting post-surgical spine patients with chronic pain.


Private practice in addition to working as an independent contractor for several Orthopedic Injury Practices and Evaluation groups. Experience includes extensive post-surgical rehabilitation including spinal surgeries, knee replacements, arthroscopic procedures, and post-surgical fractures including exercise protocol. Proficient in the use of physical therapy modalities along with restorative corrective traction technique of Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). A musculoskeletal healthcare provider with completed certification as a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME), Certified Safety Manager (CSM), Associate Risk Management (ARM), and numerous others. Extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of Worker’s Compensation injuries from both the defense and applicant perspective. Currently, his practice focuses on independent Disability Evaluation of injured workers and weight loss utilizing the Chiro-Thin system.


1985 to Present: Milton L. Payne Inc., Doctor of Chiropractic- Private Practice Developed an extensive worker’s compensation, personal injury, athletic, and family practice treatment facility. Oversee patient care, assessment, compliance and implemented strategic marketing to Orthopedic Surgeons and Attorneys. Office specialized in treatment and rehabilitation of spinal, extremity, and musculoskeletal injuries with widespread experience in the treatment of athletic injuries. Services included second opinion evaluations and independent med-legal evaluations for insurance companies. Was team chiropractor for California State Northridge Basketball team 2001 and assisted with Los Angeles Baptist High School football team 1999-2001. Highly experienced in post-surgical rehabilitation including spinal surgeries, knee replacements, arthroscopic procedures, and post-surgical fractures. Extremely proficient in the use of physical therapy modalities and various types of rehabilitation equipment.

2003-2006: Ainbinder Orthopedic Clinic, Medical Corporation- Evaluation Provider Associate for Orthopedic Worker’s Compensation practice on a part-time basis. Responsible for patient evaluation, examination, record review, case management, diagnostic referrals, therapy referrals, suture removal, chart documentation, dictation, pre-surgical assessment, and medication review.

1996 to 1999: Vincent L. Gumbs, M.D., Medical Corporation- Treating Provider Worked as an independent contractor in private practice orthopedic office on HMO and private patient base with heavy physical therapy emphasis. Involved treatment of patients with various musculoskeletal and post-surgical disorders. Administered therapy and rehabilitation for up to 200 patients weekly.


The concept of the treatment of the spine. The doctor produces manipulation with the spine on a blue background.

Back Story:

Dr. Milton Payne is a healthcare practitioner who was born and raised in Santa Monica California and has been practicing for over 35 years. He received his BA degree from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1980 and his doctorate degree from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1984. He recently became affiliated with Chiro-Thin Nutritional consulting and personally lost weight over 25 pounds through the program. He also holds other certificates in Loss Control, Cal/Osha Legal Process, Fall Protection, Scaffolding, Certified Safety Manager (CSM), Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS), and Associate Risk Management (ARM).

In addition to extremity and spinal rehabilitation, his specialty also includes Structural Corrective Spinal Care using Chiropractic Biophysics (Spinal Decompression). He is licensed in California and North Carolina. Currently, his practice focuses on Disability Evaluations and Chiro-Thin Nutritional Weight Loss.

He has received certifications as a Qualified Medical Evaluator, Diplomate National Board Chiropractic Examiners, Industrial Disability Examiner, X-Ray Supervisor and Operator, and Massage Therapist. He has also received the Career Excellence Award from Urban Influence Magazine in 2006. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. Dr. Payne is married and the father of two adult sons.

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University of California, Santa Barbara – Bachelor Arts 1980
Los Angeles College of Chiropractic- Doctor of Chiropractic 1984


Vincent L. Gumbs, M.D. 1996- 1999, 2003-2006

Ainbinder Orthopedic Clinic 2003-2006

Med-Legal Evaluators 2016-Present

Occmedfordcs 2023-Present and Chiro-Thin 2021-Present

MED-EVAL Services 1987-1991

United Chiropractic Specialists 1992-1994

Pacific Industrial Chiropractic Consultants 1986-1990


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners - License # 3796744962

California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners license # 16802

North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners – License # 3666

Qualified Medical Evaluator, Department of Industrial Relations 1993-2008-2015

Certified Safety Manager, National Assoc. Safety Professionals 2017

Foundations of Loss Control Inspection & Reporting- Insurer's Loss Control Institute - 2019

Cal/Osha Legal Process, CSU Dominguez Hills 2018

Fall Protection Competent Person 2018

Scaffolding for Competent Person 2018

Associate Risk Management, Insurance

Institute of America 2009

Diplomate National Board Chiropractic Examiners

Industrial Disability Examiner, California Chiropractic Foundation

Disability Evaluator, California Chiropractic Foundation

Certified X-ray supervisor and Operator

Certified Massage Therapist

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
Backsafe- Injury Prevention Program
Fellow American Back Society
Spine Health

Career Excellence Award - Urban Influence Magazine 2006

References are provided upon request.

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