Our Doctors

Nick Trastelis D.C.

Primary Chiropractor

Nick Trastelis, DC, owner and chiropractor at the Injury Centers of Brevard, has been practicing for nearly 10 years with accident and injury patients. Dr. Nick graduated from Life University in 2006 with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. He is a husband and father of four who takes pride in his work and who’s goal is to see his patients get relief from the many treatments offered at his clinics.

“After enduring a horrible car accident when I was 19, I knew my calling was to help people with the injuries resulting from these horrible events. I want to make sure that my patients, at fault or not, receive the best treatment possible by correlating all of my treatments with other health care professionals- orthopedics, neurologists, medical doctors, etc.”

Dr. Paula Lakeman, D.C. at North Brevard Injury Centers

Paula Lakeman, D.C.


Dr. Paula Lakeman, D.C. has been practicing in Florida since 2007. She has extensive experience in auto accident injuries, whiplash, and disc injuries. Dr. Paula graduated with honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida and holds a Bachelors Degree from Long Island University. She is a mother of three who enjoys martial arts, yoga and quality time with her family.

“I believe in a holistic approach to patient care and connecting with the patient as a whole person and tailoring their treatment according to their individual needs. I emphasize patient education along with co-management with other health professionals-including medical doctors, manual therapists, etc.”

Dr. Samuel Lucha, D.C at North Brevard Injury Centers

Samuel Lucha, D.C.


Dr. Samuel Lucha graduated from Life Chirpractic College West (2001) with the distinction Magna Cum Laude. After practicing chiropractic in California for seven years, he dicided to go back to his native country El Salvador, where he practiced chiropractic for ten years. On June 2017, Dr. Lucha returns to the United States relocating to Florida to continue doing what he loves, being a chiropractor and delivering quality chiropractic care to his patients.

“Chiropractic is much more than a simple pain relief… it allows us to improve our expression of life and the quality of it!”

Dr. Jonathan Braatz, D.C. at North Brevard Injury Centers

Jonathan Braatz, D.C.


Dr. Jonathan Braatz, D.C. has been practicing chiropractic for over a year. Dr. John graduated Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2016 with his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. Dr. John completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology – Movement Science.

“Two patients may have the same diagnosis, but each may require different treatments to restore their function and quality of life. Tailoring treatment to each individual patient is what allows us to get the best outcomes and results”

Dr. Jonathan Braatz, D.C. at North Brevard Injury Centers

Dr. Fernandez-Silva


Dr. Fernandez-Silva is board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with subspecialty certification in pain medicine. Native to Miami, he spent 20 years in private practice in South Florida before coming to Central Florida. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Fernandez-Silva is passionate about providing interventional pain management to all his patients in need.

Dr. Fernandez-Silva attended Florida International University where he attained his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. After his internship in general surgery, he completed training in anesthesia and pain medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Department of Anesthesia.

Dr. Jonathan Braatz, D.C. at North Brevard Injury Centers

Tracy Zapanta


Tracy Zapanta is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Central Florida in 2011, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2017.

She is devoted to serving the individualized needs of those requiring evaluation and nonsurgical treatment of injuries sustained in automobile crashes. “I treat every patient as if they were my own family member.”