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Your Wake Forest Chiropractor Since 2000

 Why Do People Travel from All Over the Triangle to See Dr. Phelan?

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Who is Dr. Phelan?

Wake Forest Chiropractic and Dr. Shawn Phelan have been serving Wake Forest, North Raleigh, Wakefield, Youngsville, Franklinton, Rolesville and other communities, near and far since 2000.  Dr. Phelan has been in practice since 1992 and has practiced both here in North Carolina and in Los Angeles.  In Los Angeles, he ran his private practice within a student health clinic at the Southern California University of Health Sciences, where he both taught interns and saw patients.  He continues that role at Wake Forest Chiropractic, seeing patients and teaching athletic trainers participating in a residency at Orthopedic Specialists of North Carolina.  

He is an author, an educator and the type of provider that can help patients arrive at an accurate diagnosis and either assist them in healing, or not hesitate to refer them to a provider that will help them.  This is evidenced by over 400 reviews that can be found under the Review's tab on this website.  

Treatment Philosophy

Conditions treated by Dr. Phelan include migraines, tension headaches, TMJ Dysfunction, neck pain, back pain, leg length inequality, disc herniations and foot pain.  He views patients from a holistic standpoint and considers it important to address not only the physical conditions, but where necessary; nutrition, food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, gastrointestinal health and brain function.  

What Happens on My First Visit?

On your first visit to Wake Forest Chiropractic, Dr. Phelan will obtain a thorough history and perform an in-depth examination.  X-rays may or may not be necessary.  At that point, patients are usually wondering 4 things; what is wrong, what can we do about it, could chiropractic care make things worse, and how long is this going to take to fix?  Attached to the last question (how long is this going to take to fix?), is the question of cost.  All of this is addressed on the first visit to the patient's satisfaction before entering into care.  Our goal is to help your body heal quickly and naturally.

Can Cost be the Wrong First Question?

Occasionally I overhear a potential new patient call the office and their first question is, "How much will my first visit cost?"  This is an appropriate question, however, those searching for the lowest out of pocket cost first visit, perhaps one that offers free x-rays and/or services, may overlook the qualifications of the provider they are contacting.  Reaching their healthcare goals may be better served by researching the background, years in practice, reviews and perhaps experiences of other patients treated by a provider, before opting for the lowest cost option in the area.  

Does Wake Forest Chiropractic accept Insurance Assignment?

Yes, we are in network for most insurance plans, a list of which is under the insurance tab on this website.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shawn Phelan at Wake Forest Chiropractic call 919-562-0302 today!

If you would like to stay informed about the latest in chiropractic care or if you want to start receiving free articles about health and wellness news, subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, even if you are not a patient. We also offer a member wellness area which includes our animated exercise videos, wellness articles, and other healthcare resources. 

Health Videos and Articles by Dr. Shawn Phelan

Migraine Headache


Back & Neck Pain

HeadacheIs it truly a migraine or could that pain be caused by something else?

TMJWhat causes sciatica pain, disc herniations and bulges?

Back and Neck PainWhat are some of the ways of getting rid of back and neck pain?

Knee Problems


Why Take Fish Oil?

HeadacheCauses and solutions for knee pain and injuries.

TMJTMJ dysfunction plagues many people, learn all about it here.

Fish OilCheck out this very popular supplement and discover the facts.

Plantar Fasciitis

Barefoot Running

Shoulder Problems

HeadacheProblems related to the the feet

TMJThe truly natural way to run

Shoulder PainShoulder pain and injuries.

Leg Length Inequality

Auto Accidents

Coming Soon

Leg length differenceHow to determine if your back, hip, or leg pain may be caused by a leg length problem.

Auto AccidentsHave you been in an auto accident? Important information you need to know.

Shawn Phelan
Wake Forest Chiropractor | Wake Forest Chiropractic | (919) 562-0302

851 Wake Forest Business Park, Suite E
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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  • Dr.
    Shawn Phelan

    Dr. Shawn Phelan of Wake Forest Chiropractic chose to become a chiropractor after witnessing the benefits that his mother experienced more than 40 years ago. His mother was able to avoid a back surgery by walking out of a hospital and into a chiropractor’s office.  This was a very powerful experience for Dr. Phelan and ultimately, convinced him to become a Doctor of Chiropractic rather than an engineer.

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  • "Dr. Phelan is a doctor that will not stop until he helps you get to maximum improvement... I feel much better and I am very glad that I followed through with his recommendations."
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