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 continue providing quality healthcare and consulting concerning chronic pain, nutrition, and postsurgical spine patients.


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 has an extensive background in Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Athletic Injury, and Postsurgical Rehabilitation. He has worked in private practice and with various Orthopedic Surgeons providing therapeutic evaluation, rehabilitation, and treatment for their patients. He is extremely proficient in post-surgical rehabilitation including spine, rotator cuff, carpal tunnel release, hip replacement, knee replacement, arthroscopic, ACL, and fractures.

Dr. Payne has been through extensive personal rehabilitation after undergoing 7 spinal surgeries over the last 16 years (3 cervical & 4 lumbar) due to multiple herniations and severe Spinal Stenosis. 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 through the Workers’ Compensation System 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
MED-EVAL Services 1987-1991
United Chiropractic Specialists 1992-1994
Pacific Industrial Chiropractic Consultants 1986-1990

California State Board of Chiropractic Examiners – License # 16802
North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners – License # 3666
Qualified Medical Evaluator, Department of Industrial Relations 2015
Qualified Medical Evaluator, Department of Industrial Relations 1993-2008
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
ChiroThin-Nutritional Consulting
Fellow American Back Society
Spine Health

Career Excellence Award - Urban Influence Magazine 2006

References are provided upon request.

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