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Meet Dr. Jose Portela

Committed to Our Patient’s Long-Term Health

Dr. Portela and familyDr. Jose Portela is one of 300 NUCCA doctors worldwide. As founder of Balanced Spine Center, he practices in Clermont, Florida as an upper cervical specialist. His career in the medical field became his vocation early in life. He grew up in a household full of medical doctors. As a Division I baseball player at Delaware State University studying pre-professional medicine, spinal hygiene was built into his lifestyle and made a priority. As an athlete, he has always believed in the benefits of chiropractic care.

In 2014, he graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida with awards in leadership and radiology. He aims to be NUCCA Board Certified, the highest level of education available in his scope of practice, by the end of 2019.

Discovering a Transformative Technique

While earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he learned about NUCCA in a lecture presented by a physician. The upper cervical niche focuses on targeting the root cause of a condition. Since then, Dr. Portela made this his primary technique. He became the President of the Upper Cervical Club for Palmer and continues to educate the community through seminars and lectures. He is pleased to be back, having attended Montverde Academy for high school, providing a high level of care to the residents of Lake County. His practice was named “Best of Lake County” in 2017 and 2018 voted on by the public.

Dr. Portela and his wife are parents to their daughter and labradoodle. Growing up in Puerto Rico, his natural love for the outdoors especially near the water, is where they spend most of their free time. Dr. Portela also enjoys cycling locally and playing softball!


  • NUCCA Part II Certified
  • NUCCA Member Since 2012
  • Member Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Member of National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association
  • Member of South Lake Chamber of Commerce

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