Chiropractor - Austin
Drs. Mark & George Shannan
5840 Balcones Dr., Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78731

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Dear Patients:

The health and wellness of our patients is our top priority. We are closely monitoring information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reviewing guidance from the CDC as well as other federal, state and local authorities. We love our patients and are firmly committed to doing our part to lessen the virus’ impact on our community.

We understand that events like this can cause feelings of uncertainty and anxiety. However, we've been deemed to be ESSENTIAL healthcare providers by the Federal Homeland Security Division, and the Texas Board of Chiropractic examiners who issue our licenses.  We’re confident that our services can help patients with acute pain and improve the overall health of our patients and thereby lessen the burden on our city’s healthcare system by keeping common musculoskeletal complaints out of MD’s offices, minor emergencies & ER’s.


Dr. George will NOT, however, be seeing patients (as he is 85 years old and in the high-risk category) until the danger has lessened and advisories/bans have been lifted. Dr. Mark will do his level best to provide gentle, appropriate care catered to each patients’ individual needs. We will keep you posted as soon as it is deemed safe for Dr. George to return.

NO health insurance besides Medicare will be filed during this time as Dr. Mark is not in network with any providers.  Payments for care can be paid in cash or by credit card at the time of service or in advance. 

Our goal is to keep you informed of any changes that may impact the service you’ve come to expect from us at Shannan Chiropractic and Nutrition.  Here are a few things we’d like for you to keep in mind as we continue serving our community:

What We’re Doing to Prioritize Your Health and Safety

  • Disinfecting high-touch areas in bathrooms, the reception area, and the front desk multiple times daily.
  • Keeping 6 feet between waiting room chairs or offering to text when a room is available for you.
  • Disinfecting headrests and armrests on adjusting tables between each patient adjusted.
  • Wearing protective facemasks while in contact with patients.
  • Doctors and staff using excellent hygiene and sanitation practices.
  • Creating only necessary contact between staff, doctors and patients, minimizing handshakes and hugs…which is hard for us to do!
  • Keeping appointment times at or under 5-7 minutes to lessen wait times and ensure no backup in the reception area.
  • Using a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter in our A/C system, which filters out airborne particles. These same HEPA filters are also used in hospitals to provide patients with clean air.

What We Ask of You

  • Please stay home if you are symptomatic with any illness… including symptoms like cough, fever, body aches, chills, or severe sore throats. You may reschedule as soon as you have been symptom-free for 7 days. (Mild seasonal allergy symptoms and headaches are excluded.)
  • Please wear a protective facemask when entering our office if at all possible.
  • If you’ve been out of the country or in contact with those infected with COVID-19 (even if you don’t have symptoms), please self-quarantine for 2 weeks before scheduling.
  • Please inform us of any new injuries or issues ahead of time so we can schedule appropriate time to discuss/handle your needs.
  • During this time, let’s keep our conversation during adjustment times focused on your health needs, and not our vacations or other interests. (I’m mainly talking to myself)
  • Take this time of “social distancing” and self-quarantining to read Dr. Mark’s book, The Original Design for Health to reinforce the action steps to take that strengthen immunity and create the most optimal health possible! Get your copy at
  • Commit to making your health a priority! Get outside and get some sunshine and fresh air (at a safe distance from those outside your family). There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW to make wise choices about lifestyle to be the healthiest you can be!

As we face the ever-changing circumstances related to COVID-19, we will do our best to keep you informed of any changes that impact your health. During this uncertain time, we remain focused on and committed to being here to help with your questions or concerns.  Please email us anything with which we can assist you. 

If you're at home and in pain, but it’s been a while since your last adjustment, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment and get your body back on track. We look forward to seeing you soon at your next appointment!

In Health,

Dr. George, Dr. Mark, & Staff

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