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New Patients

Welcome to the Balanced Spine Center New Patient Center!

We look forward to serving you in office soon. Our patient-centered philosophy means that we keep your well-being at the forefront of everything we do. Hablamos español.

The doctor is extremely caring, explains everything and his adjustment expertise helps me a lot. Ruby is very helpful answering questions and with paperwork. A very welcoming practice. Thank you.”
Margaret N.


Upon arrival you will be asked to complete our intake forms and provide us with any additional records. Once these documents are completed, you’ll meet with Dr. Portela to discuss your needs and find out if you’re a candidate for NUCCA care. If we think that we can help, we will start with a full examination. The examination consists of orthopedic and nerve testing, gravity stress analysis and postural analysis. If needed, digital x-rays will be taken on-site. A report of findings appointment will be scheduled separately to review your results.

Dr. Portela will educate you on the cause and correction of your problem. You’ll receive your first chiropractic adjustment. Following NUCCA protocols, post x-rays will be done after your first adjustment.

Some people choose to stop seeing a chiropractor when their pain is gone. However, it is recommended once you’ve reached a state of correction regular wellness visits are scheduled to maintain your new balanced state. At these visits, we’ll make sure that your body is balanced and working optimally so that you can get the most out of life long-term.

Learn More In-Office or at Your Workplace

Each Wednesday, our office conducts a new patient orientation. Dr. Portela dives into deeper information about your upper cervical spine and it’s relation to your brain, body and musculoskeletal system. More topic focused classes are conducted monthly based on our patients’ requests. Ask the Front Desk to learn more! There is no cost to attend.

Dr. Jose Portela frequently provides local area businesses with resources to assist their employees in achieving and maintaining health, thereby reducing time-loss from illness and injury. If you would like him to come to your place of business, to educate your employees about the importance of spinal health. Contact us today!


New Patients | (352) 708-5333