We should start by saying that coming in to see a Seattle chiropractor is a little different than visiting, say a physician. First, you do not need an appointment, although we are happy to make one in advance if you’d like. When you do come in, you will find plenty of convenient parking on Pike or Union Streets. We also have parking validation for the Second and Pike parking garage.
When you get to the office you will be greeted by name and we will be ready to answer any questions you may have. If you have already completed your admitting paperwork, great! If not, you will have a few minutes to do so and then you’ll meet Dr. Mark Burick.
If you have not had a chiropractic consultation with us before, we offer a free 10-minute consultation. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss your health goals and see if chiropractic care is likely to help you. If it looks promising, a thorough examination will help identify the cause of your problem.
We find that patients appreciate that we explain everything in advance. It allows them to ask questions and familiarize themselves with the process before they undergo treatment of any kind.
Often new patients will be adjusted on their first visit. Treatment depends on your symptoms and the underlying cause of your discomfort. Treatment could involve adjustments, exercises, and/or treatment of the spinal column in combination with massage or physical therapy. The right options for you will be discussed during your Report of Findings.
During your Report of Findings, the doctor will show you the results of your x-rays and physical examination. They will then explain your treatment options and come up with a custom-tailored plan to best help you.
Losing anything, especially your health, will require an investment of your time and money to recover it and we’re ready to help. We are preferred providers for most major insurance companies. While it seems like insurance covers less and less each year, they will usually provide some initial benefit. Bring in your insurance information and we will verify your benefits and figure out exactly what services are covered before you incur any costs.
Our fees are competitive with other Seattle chiropractors and we work hard to keep our services affordable. Once we have an opportunity to evaluate your case, we will explain what we’ve found and what we think it will take for you to get well, and–just as important–to stay well.
We hope this helps you understand the basics of getting started with chiropractic care. If you have questions or would like to get started feel free to get in touch.