What to Expect

Welcome to Mercer Island Chiropractic’s new patient center!

Arriving at a doctor’s office for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. Paperwork to fill out, new faces and names to learn, and getting to know your way around the office, all can be a bit overwhelming.

In contrast, at Mercer Island Chiropractic, our goal is to make you feel comfortable and to remove any stressor that may cause unnecessary tension. In this area of the website, you will be able to take care of items necessary for your first visit prior to arriving, from the comfort of your own home.

You will find all the forms with one click on the “patient forms” page and on the sidebar to the right of this page.

Laying the foundation

Chiropractic care is like building a house – certain things have to happen in a particular order in order for everything to stand strong and work correctly. When building a house, if you tried to put up your walls before you had a solid foundation, your walls would be weak and eventually collapse. If you tried to put on your roof before the walls were ready, you would run into the same problem. The same is true for your body. Your body has to go through a particular plan of care in order to repair itself correctly and fully. There are three general phases of chiropractic care.

Phase 1: Relief Care

If you are in pain when you come into our office, the first objective is to help you feel better.

Phase 2: Corrective/Restorative Care

During the corrective care phase, muscles and other tissues are allowed to heal more completely, thereby helping prevent injury. this phase takes time and energy to correct depending on your overall health and the severity of your problem.

Phase 3: Wellness Care

Once your body has fully healed, it is important to come in for periodic adjustments to avoid problems in the future. Usually, this only requires a quick visit to the chiropractor 1-3 times per month, based on your lifestyle and goals.