Patient Success Stories & Testimonials

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..he genuinely and sincerely cares about his patients

I have known Dr. Hawn for over 2 years.  Unlike numerous success stories you’ll read, I am not a patient.  I’ve collaborated with Dr. Hawn over the last two years developing his digital presence to tell others about his services.  I have learned a great deal about Dr. Hawn’s character, his proficiency in the field of Chiropractic Care, and most importantly his genuine interest in the wellbeing of those he serves.

Throughout Dr. Hawn’s website a visitor learns of Dr. Hawn’s depth of knowledge in the field Chiropractic Care along with his formal education at the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic.  Credentials and knowledge are factors in considering a health care professional, and many visitors to his website, just like you choose Dr. Hawn because he genuinely and sincerely cares about his patients.  Dr. Hawn’s patients include the young, old, women, men, and even individuals that seek his expertise on preventative care.

Dr. Hawn is my client, he’s also a friend, and If you were led to this testimonial seeking assurance that the decision you’ll make today to call him is good decision, then you are absolutely correct.  Call Dr. Hawn, he will help you improve the quality of your life through professional Chiropractic Care!  Finally, in so far as I’m aware, Dr. Hawn is the only mobile chiropractor in Orange County. . he comes to you to help you!  Call him now at 949-388-0800.

-Dan R.


Auto Accident Whiplash

“My treatment with Dr. Hawn has been awesome!

I was involved in an auto accident where I was hit from behind and experienced soreness in my neck and lower back.  I went to 3 doctors; Dr#1 at Urgent Care (who simply evaluated me and referred me to my personal physician), Dr#2 (seen twice and all I received was a neck brace), and then Dr#3 who finally suggested x-rays.  He literally glanced at them and prescribed P.T. at local center.

The P.T. mainly concentrated on EMS (electric muscle stimulation) with light tissue massage. After 2weeks, I was not getting better, and personally did not like their approach.

I finally came across Dr. Hawn.  During our initial consult I felt for the first time, someone actually cares about my well-being!  He took the time to get to know ME; my past physical history, and thoroughly understand the pain I was feeling.  He also requested to see my x-rays.  He took a broad approach to healing.  Well, after evaluating all the information, I met with him again and he explained in detail while pointing out where the pain was originating and devised a plan for treatment.  This is exactly what I needed!

The treatment was successful and I am still pain free.  All those previous doctors could definitely learn from Dr. Hawn’s approach!

Thank you Dr. Hawn!”


I am finally able to sleep at night

“Dr. Hawn. Thank you for your kindness and your treatment of my right knee. I am finally able to sleep at night. I am just so thankful to you.”

Barbara Vetter
Dana Point

Dr. Hawn gave me practical, everyday stretches to maximize my adjustments

“I’ve gone to Chiropractors since I was 12 years old for chronic headaches and shoulder pain. I lived in Guam for a number of years where I thought I had found the best Chiro ever. Then I moved to Southern California and met Dr. Hawn. He not only helped me more than my last Chiropractor but he was very informative and explained to me why I was having problems.

He gave me practical, everyday stretches to maximize my adjustments. I went from having to get adjusted every week or so to every few months or so. He also tells great stories; my personal favorite is about the 3 day old baby and the dog.”

Melane Waller
San Clemente

I can only say I was ecstatic to feel relief in my low back

“After suffering for more than four years with neck and low back pain from an auto accident, I noticed I was beginning to feel a loss of sensation around the front of my right thigh. I went to my doctor who gave me three spinal injections which worked temporarily but did not last.

After two more months of constant and extreme pain I went back to my doctor.  He sent me to physical therapy for three months and it provided no relief.  In fact, I think it made it worse. All they did was heat me up and use electric stimulation and stretching.

I feared I was going to have a permanent disability and lose all the feeling in my right leg.  My neurologist told me that I would probably need surgery but suggested that I try to hold out until I couldn’t stand the pain any more.

My friend recommended Dr. Chris.  I went to see Dr. Chris and he discussed my problem with me. The way he explained it, it all made sense. The nerve flow originating out of my low back was radiating down my leg. Find which nerve is being blocked and relieve it.

I can only say I was ecstatic to feel relief in my low back after only a few treatments.  Within six weeks I had all the feeling back in my leg and no low back pain whatsoever.  This has definitely put on hold any need for surgery in the near future.”

Robert Fowler
U.S. Army Retired
Viet Nam Veteran

Low Back and Neck Spasms

“Dr. Chris has been my “go-to” chiropractor for more than twenty years I developed painful lower back and neck spasms after law school, due to years of intensive studying.  To cope with this  problem, I received regular chiropractic treatments which brought significant relief.

In my business I am either in meetings sitting down or in front of a computer for most of the day. This frequently aggravates my neck and back sensitivities.

I feel I can contact Dr. Chris at almost any time and he will be there to help. I always appreciate Dr. Chris’ honest opinions and candid advice about the natural remedies and supplements that benefit many symptoms.  Dr. Chris is down-to-earth, very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain the physiological reasons for your health issues.  I highly recommend Dr. Chris Hawn to anyone who wants to learn the natural way of how to get well and stay well.”

Diane Rifkin Esq.
Attorney Recruiter

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I have never had a reoccurrence of the sciatic problems that plagued me so consistently in the late 1980’s

“After my experience with a severe running injury, I felt compelled to write to the readers of your magazine, Runners World in the hope of helping someone else who might have similar problems.

I have been running for more than 19 years; for the last 14 years I have been running between 7 and 10 hours per week. During the first 17 years, I was virtually injury free. But, in October of 1987, I started experiencing low level hamstring pain, first in one leg, then in the other, and finally in both. Initially, I did what every veteran runner would do – I ignored it. But when the pain did not go away, and in fact became worse, I knew I had to take positive action.

My doctor referred me to a sports medicine orthopedic doctor in December of 1987. He gave me a thorough exam, including X-rays, and concluded that I had no structural damage. He suggested physical therapy (PT). I had PT for several weeks and experienced no relief; instead the pain continued to grow.

I went back to my doctor in March of 1988 and he prescribed Feldene, an anti-inflammatory drug. It worked wonderfully for a couple of weeks, but soon lost its effectiveness. So that summer, I tried more PT for eight weeks, but again had no relief at all. By this time, even though I was back on Feldene, I was extremely sore for several days after each of my two weekly hard runs. In fact, the pain never went away at all, and I was unable to train consistently.

In October of 1988, I decided to spend the money to see a world-famous orthopedic doctor, the team physician for a local professional sport’s team. He took X-rays, but could also find no structural damage. I asked him if it was possible that I had a nerve problem since I knew that hamstring injuries should heal in a few weeks, not linger on for more than a year. He said no, recommended that I stop running for at least a month, and suggested that I see a psychiatrist who would help me understand why I enjoyed pain.

Now for the first time, I was really worried. If one of the leading sports medicine orthopedic doctors in the world could not help me, what was there left for me to try?

I went back to my primary care physician in November of 1988, and he referred me to a third physical therapist. By this time, in addition to ever-increasing pain while I ran, I was having more and more soreness while walking, and even when driving my car. Specifically, whenever I drove for more than 10 minutes at a time, my right hamstring would just throb!

I had PT this time for five weeks and, for the first time, made some progress. My therapist suggested that, while driving, I tilt my seat back so that the angle between my back and my legs was perhaps 120 degrees, rather than 90 degrees. This made an amazing difference; my driving pain vanished! Unfortunately, both my legs were still very sore after I exited the car, but at least I began to have hope again that there could be a solution to my pain. The therapist said that she thought I had a sciatic problem, rather than a hamstring injury; she said I was feeling pain in my hamstrings only because my sciatic nerve, which is connected to both hamstrings, was irritated. Her solution was to work on my lower back to relieve this irritation. She tried this for several weeks, but it did not help at all.

Though I could now drive without pain, my running pain was becoming almost unbearable. But I did discover that I could run with relatively minor discomfort if I ran backwards on my treadmill. I realized that my pain came from extending my legs and pulling backwards, which one does not do when running backwards. Though backwards running on a treadmill may sound awkward and boring, it can give a decent workout, especially at a high inclination. Nevertheless, I knew it was a temporary solution, since the pain I had while walking was becoming worse.

My wife, who had had some low back problems over the yeas, and had had some relief from chiropractic treatment, suggested that I try it. I asked my physical therapist if a chiropractor could possibly help me, and she said absolutely not. But being an open minded person, and having no other real options, I decided to give chiropractic a try.

In December of 1988, I went to see Dr. Chris Hawn, a chiropractor in Laguna Niguel, CA. His X-rays indicated that my pelvis was slightly tilted, and this might be causing an impingement of the sciatic nerves which ran down both my legs. He said he did not know how much of my pain he could relieve, but that I would see some improvement within a week. I saw him three times that week, and sure enough I felt better than I had in at least two months. However, I thought this improvement was probably due to the backwards running I had just started, rather than the chiropractic treatment. So I stopped the chiropractic treatment and continued running backwards. I quickly realized that my thinking was also backwards. During this three week experiment, I had no more pain relief at all; in fact, my pain began to increase again.

I then resumed the chiropractic treatment, and within one week I felt the same relief I had felt before. On a scale of 1 to 100, I had just moved up from a 1 to a 10. Every two to three weeks after that, I moved up another level. Now after three months of chiropractic adjustments, I am running VIRTUALLY PAIN FREE!! In addition, I no longer have pain after driving my car for long periods of time.

After two years of near constant pain, I can hardly believe it. I had actually begun to give up hope that I would ever be able to run again. Emotionally, I think of my healing as a miracle. But intellectually, I realize now that it was nothing more than an obvious solution to a typical problem … for an exceptionally skilled chiropractor!

I am writing this letter in the hope that my experience can help others to try chiropractic as a first resort, not a last one. Medical doctors can be helpful for some ailments, but for most of the health problems that people, and runners in particular, encounter, a first-class chiropractor is the place to start. And if you are lucky enough to live in Orange County, you can’t do better than Chris Hawn, the miracle man who gave me back my health, after multiple orthopedic doctors and physical therapists had no clue to the solution!


It is now February of 2015, and I have never had a reoccurrence of the sciatic problems that plagued me so consistently in the late 1980’s. I still see Chris from time to time, almost as much for the enjoyable conversations we have as for chiropractic treatment – he solved my problem so completely more than a quarter-century ago that I am still running pain free to this day!

I have written a few letters of recommendation over the years, but never one about which I feel so passionately as this one. Chris Hawn is a wonderful, caring person, who also happens to be an incredible chiropractor!”

Michael Van Guilder, Ph.D.
Laguna Niguel

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Now I can walk 100{9af40bf80e52f11aa5d7472b6ee2426c1e641e46093dbc3d29b8bc21a0ebb17e} better and my whole life has improved

“When I first went to see Dr. Hawn, I had difficulty walking because of a bad ankle.  Dr. Hawn gave me treatments and put lifts in both of my shoes which balance my hips.  Now I can walk 100{9af40bf80e52f11aa5d7472b6ee2426c1e641e46093dbc3d29b8bc21a0ebb17e} better and my whole life has improved.”

AT Thompson

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A big thanks for all the terrific chiropractic care this year

“A big thanks for all the terrific chiropractic care this year.  God has truly given you a very special gift and talent.  And we especially appreciate everything you’ve done for us while Cheryl has been ill.  We both wish you, your family, and your office staff a very Merry Christmas, and all God’s best for the New Year!”

Mark and Cheryl
Laguna Niguel

Only one treatment and I felt immediate relief

“Hi, I’m Terry Hawn, Dr. Hawn’s wife. You’ve heard the old saying that the shoemaker’s children have no shoes. Well what that means is usually the shoemaker is so busy making shoes for other people that he’s too busy to make shoes for his own family. Not so with my husband, and I’m not just going to sing his praises because he’s my husband. I’m the first to say if something isn’t right. But I will tell you that my husband really saved my life with a treatment called Vibration Wave on what was diagnosed as Morton’s Neuroma. It was a major pain under my left foot.

It was so painful; this bundling of nerves that surgery, according to most podiatrists, was the only offered solution. Dr Hawn acquired this fabulous piece of equipment that breaks up scar tissue and adhesions and has evolved its application into what is now called Vibration Wave Therapy. While testing, he applied only one treatment and I felt immediate relief. So I’m not just blowing smoke, I’m telling you that this vibration wave treatment really works. So, I’m hoping maybe you too will give it a try.”

Terry Rifkin-Hawn

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Massive heel pain

“Three years ago, I started playing tennis.  As time went on, I was playing 4 to 6 times a week, and loving it.

Then about six months ago, the heel on my left foot started hurting.  It only got worse where I could hardly walk on it.  I went to sport store, bought all kinds of sole inserts, heel cups, and I even went to the doctor.  Diagnosis was “plantar fasciitis,” treatment was exercises and pain pills.  It got a little better, but nothing you’d want to live with.

Finally, Dr. Hawn suggested that he test me to see if I was a candidate for Orthotics.  I didn’t jump on that right away, but my foot wasn’t getting better, so eventually I had to try orthotics. I went to the office, got sized and ordered them.

What a difference!!!! I don’t know why I waited so long.  I have “NO” pain in my foot while playing tennis.  The orthotics took the pressure off my heel.  My foot is so much better today because of the othotics……was worth every dollar.  Thank you Dr. Hawn.”

Cynthia Harris

Sharp Pain in the Low Back

“I was first referred to Dr. Chris Hawn by a fellow worker. I had sharp pain in my low back and that was being caused by lifting, tugging and pulling. My pain started to get very severe to the point where it became hard to get up from a seated position or in and out of my car.

Currently, I have had very good results in the fact that there is much less discomfort and generally no pain, just a few aches in the morning until I get lumbered up. I’m 71 years young and have tried to learn not to push myself to do things that are not good for my back!”

Karen Sweat
San Juan Capistrano

I experienced instant relief of my acute symptoms

“As a cycling coach and spin instructor, I am accustomed to extreme conditioning and lengthy outdoor training. This past May, I had a cycling accident two weeks prior to the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango, Colorado.  It was one of the painful injuries I have ever suffered. I couldn’t move my neck or shoulder.  My elbow and wrist were badly sprained.

I had a consultation and examination with Dr. Chris Hawn and after the very first treatment; I experienced instant relief of my acute symptoms and an increase in my range of motion of my neck and shoulder.  With just a few treatments from Dr. Chris, I was back on my bike and finished the race with my best time ever!”

Cheri Dugan
Certified Cycling Coach and Spin Instructor

PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)    

Numbness and Pain in the Right Arm

“I sought care in Dr. Chris Hawn’s office after being referred to him from a close friend and neighbor of mine.

For over a year I had been suffering with numbness and pain on and off. I didn’t know what the cause of the pain was, I just knew that it hurt and was getting worse. On top of that I began to develop neck pain and it was becoming severe.

The results were incredible. After the first adjustment, I was surprised to see the numbness go away. The beck pain became less severe and eventually went away as well. I have found that because of the condition my spine is in, that if I do not get regular maintenance adjustments, my neck stiffness will return. A visit to Dr. Chris brings me back to normal.”

Leslie A.
Laguna Niguel


“From 1992 to 1998, I proudly served ‘in the United States Army. During my tenure in the Army, I sustained numerous injuries and illnesses, ranging from training and automobile accident to food poisoning and Asthma. The most detrimental of which, was the Asthma.

It began around, November of 1997, while stationed at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. I began to feel ill. I had difficulty breathing, a general tightness in my chest, excessive coughing and sneezing, and a general “run down” feeling. At first I just shrugged it off, and thought it was just a cold, but the symptoms persisted. No matter what I did, I just wasn’t feeling better.

Eventually, I finally decide to go to the clinic. After a series of routine tests didn’t show anything out of the ordinary, the Army physicians began to investigate the situation further. What followed were a series of examinations that I will not soon forget.

When it was all said and done, The exams showed that I had developed an allergic reaction to trees, grass, dust, animal dander and just about anything else you can think of This was a direct result of exposure to chemicals. The allergies soon led to Asthma. I went from being able to run 5+ miles a day, to barely being able to walk one, within 1 year’s time.

Upon the results of the examination and the Army Medical Board, I was soon medically retired from the Army, and moved tom California.

Upon arrival to California, I had several friends and family members tell me about the benefits of chiropractic care. But like most others I was skeptical. Then one day I had injured myself and finally decided to go see Dr. Hawn.

Dr. Hawn really took good care of me. He gave me a thorough exam and started me on a rigorous rehabilitation program. While in the care of Dr. Hawn, I have experience a general improvement in my health, both physically and emotionally. I have also been able to greatly reduce the amount and frequency of medication use. I feel better, look better, and I am able to do most of the things that I used to do before I got sick.”

David Gonzalez
U.S. Army Retired

I am so pleased with the care I get from Dr. Hawn

“My name is Andrew Louch and I am so pleased with the care I get from Dr. Hawn that I wanted to join the many other people on his office wall and website giving a testimonial. They all have a great story and I wanted to share mine.

I’ve been going to Dr. Hawn for about a year and a half and it’s the best service and chiropractic technique/work I’ve ever received.  I first started going to chiropractors over 6 years ago. One of the things that make Dr. Hawn special to me is that he is always willing to come in, even in his off hours if I need to be seen.  I am a fireman and my work as well as play is very intense and strenuous on my body. When I don’t feel just right I know it and I know where to go.  The adjustments Dr. Hawn gives are gentle and focused and unlike any that I have ever received before. He seems to know and understand the body very well. I guess it is because of his experience and the fact that he went to the famous school he always talks about, Palmer College.

Dr. Chris Hawn is a very likeable guy and he will go the extra mile for you.  I feel great to have found Dr. Hawn after my last chiropractor retired. I thank my fellow firemen for referring me to him.  I highly recommend him and you too will find as I did, that he is great in the way he interacts with his patients.”

Andrew Louch
OC Fire Authority

First Sought Relief from Orthopedist

“When I first came to see Dr. Hawn my problem was pain and stiffness with limited range of motion in my spine. It initially began in the 70s and I remember that the first attack was severe and debilitating.

I initially went to an orthopedist specialist who recommended massage and therapy. That didn’t work so later I attended a “Pain Clinic” recommended by a family physician. My results were limited and the pain continued on for years.

The Results

Since beginning care with Dr. Hawn my results have been excellent and exciting! Besides the high quality of care, I trust Dr. Hawn and his staff and now my daughter is a regular patient of his as well.”

Sharon Pfister
Laguna Niguel

Physical therapy and muscle relaxers didn’t work for me

“Physical therapy and muscle relaxers didn’t work for me.  After my accident, the only real relief I got was from Dr. Chris.  He told me it would take time and it did.  But today I can say that for someone who had ongoing pain for over a year, his personalized treatments really changed my life.”

Rick McLimore
San Juan Capistrano

Injured in an Automobile Accident !

“I was in an automobile accident and all they wanted to do was give me pain pills and muscle relaxers.  Their side effects were horrendous.  I couldn’t function, sleep or drive.  My attorney then sent me to Dr. Hawn. What a difference! I am now out of pain and back to normal.  NO MORE DRUGS!”

Mr. Randy Merigold
Lake Forest

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Low Back and Thigh Numbness

“After suffering for more than 6 months with low back pain, I noticed I was also beginning to feel a loss of sensation around the front of my right thigh. My MD said to exercise and it would go away.  After two more months I went back.  He sent me to physical therapy. I felt no better after four weeks of therapy. All that they did was heat me up and use electric stimulation on me.  I feared I was going to have a permanent disability and lose all the feeling in my right leg.

My sister recommended Dr. Chris to me.  She had heard he was able to help this condition. I took her advice. I went to Dr. Chris. He explained what was happening.  It all made sense.  My nerve flow originating out of my low back was going down my leg and was blocked.

I can only say I was ecstatic to feel low back relief after only a few treatments.  Within six weeks I had all the feeling back in my leg and no low back pain.  I now go to Dr. Chris first when I have any back pain flair up!”

David Wright
Attorney at Law

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I was scheduled for knee surgery in one week

“I was scheduled for knee surgery in one week.  A friend said, “Just go talk to this guy and see what he thinks.”  Not only did I not need any surgery, the problem was fixed immediately.  It was a rotation misalignment of the lower leg bone where it attached into the knee area.  It’s scary to think that one doctor thinks you need surgery and the other can fix the problem in one visit with an adjustment.”

Tim Parrett
Laguna Niguel

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I now have hope where my M.D. just prescribed drugs

“Talk about getting better naturally.  Dr. Hawn presented a treatment plan that allowed me to take control of how much better I would get.  Between the specialized exercises, treatment, supports and caring attitude, I now have hope where my M.D. just prescribed drugs.”

Chris E.

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You have done so much more I feel I’m in control of my life

“When I first came to you, I felt I was just surviving.  I’d been to other chiropractors before, and obtained temporary relief.  You have done so much more  I feel I’m in control of my life and am learning to live, something I wasn’t sure would ever happen.  Wearing my orthotics and doing my daily “head hangs” is a small price for what it gives me back quality of life!

Never forget – this patient thinks you are the very best!”

Kathy Tilley

Vibration Wave Therapy after Knee Replacement Surgery

“I had a knee replacement surgery in February 2011 and following that I went through 100 therapy rehabilitation sessions. My knee started to tighten up through all that with scar tissue formation.

I came to Dr. Hawn about a month ago for a neck problem primarily. During my initial consultation he inquired about my knee because I had written down that there was a problem there. He then recommended the Vibration Wave therapy for me in regards to the knee. Since receiving the very first treatment I’ve been able to exercise it much more easily and with less pain, and more mobility.

It certainly work for me

The vibration wave therapy seems to be very relaxing for the muscles and tendons. It greatly took away the stress that I had because I was developing very tight tendons following the surgery. I received   four or five treatments and the tightness has lessened quite a bit.

I hope to recover even better from here on out.”

Mike Forslund

Relief is Just a Call Away!

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, or a real warrior like the Marines we treat at training at Camp Pendleton, a knee injury or back pain is still just that, a knee injury or back pain. Your’s is the most important to you and that is why we make it the most important thing to us while caring for you.

Contact Lifepoint Chiropractic Today!