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Meet Dr. Eric Wechselberger

I had no idea that would someday be my own calling, to help people in this way.
Seattle Chiropractor, Dr. Eric Wechselberger

Dr. Eric Wechselberger

I was first introduced to Chiropractic around the age of 8 or 9. I remember traveling with my father every so often to his Chiropractor when we lived in Renton, WA. Working in home building construction frequently caused strains to his low back. Sitting in the treatment room and watching how the doctor pushed on my father’s back seemed a little funny to me, but it always made him feel better. I had no idea that would someday be my own calling, to help people in this way.

Why I became a Chiropractor

I grew up in the “Bavarian Village” of Leavenworth, WA, graduating from high school in 1979. I then attended Wenatchee Valley College with many of my Leavenworth friends not really knowing what courses I should follow. During the first year in college, I was also working part-time in home construction. Because of the heavy snowfall in the area each year, most homes used metal roofing material, so snow could slide off easily. Another worker and I were on a job replacing older metal roofing when one of the sheets I was standing on broke free. I slid off the roof and landed on compact dirt 22′ below. I was seen in the local hospital and was prescribed medication for the low back pain I was experiencing. This pain persisted for days and caused me to limp, until I finally visited a chiropractor in the Cashmere area. X-rays were taken and I was shown misalignment of my right pelvis. After several treatments, my back pain and limp was gone. It was then that I decided to become a chiropractor.

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Chiropractic Education

I entered Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa in the winter of 1982. This is where chiropractic’s story began. D. D. Palmer developed a new way of treating the body; a more natural way and I wanted to receive my education where that history began. The curriculum was very challenging and you needed to stay dedicated because my class of 250 or so had shrunk to 190 after just the first quarter. I remember many of the professors were chiropractors themselves who had already completed their schooling and received their DC (doctor of chiropractic) degree. During my final 2-years in school before graduation, I participated as an intern with a local chiropractor in private practice. Performing examinations, taking and developing x-rays and writing patient chart notes was very helpful and gave me ideas on how I might someday operate my own clinic.

A Natural Way To Better Health

Chiropractic is the drug-less answer and natural way to better health for people of all ages. I try to provide that care to the best of my ability. Along with our massage therapists we have helped to educate and influence so many in taking charge of their health. It is so rewarding to witness patients recover from their conditions and then go on to healthier ways of living, something that we had played a role in.

The Personal Life of a Chiropractor in Seattle

I have three wonderful children; Luke, John and Laura. They are all full of endless energy and keep me going until bedtime. I have treated them regularly to help give their spines a straight balanced start in life.

I have been an active volunteer since 1987 for Seattle’s largest yearly festival – SEAFAIR. There are 5-volunteer families under Seafair:

  • Seafair Clowns
  • Seafair Pirates
  • Boat Club
  • Parade Marshalls
  • Commodores (my group)

I was the Commandant (head/president) in 1998 and still enjoy participating each year. Years ago I headed a city league basketball team that I played on called the “Ballard Chiros”. Playing golf, riding bikes, bowling and spending time with my children are some of my favorite pastimes.

Give Us A Call Today

I hope this website will be informative for you and get you thinking of improving your health. I look forward to meeting you in person and learning how we may be of service to you. Contact us and let’s arrange a time to explore your options.


Seattle Chiropractor, Dr. Eric Wechselberger | (206) 782-8500