5431 Jonestown Rd

Harrisburg, PA 17112 US

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Chiropractic Care FAQs

Frequently Asked Chiropractic Questions

Although chiropractic care is recognized worldwide as an effective method of pain management, treatment, and total body wellness, several patients from Harrisburg, Hershey, Progress, Colonial Park, Lower Paxton, and Grantville, PA come to Skocik Chiropractic with several questions regarding the specifics of care and the principles behind chiropractic adjustments and additional wellness services. 

Our Harrisburg, PA Chiropractor Answers Common Questions

For your convenience, our Harrisburg, PA chiropractor has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding chiropractic care. For more information or to find out if chiropractic treatment is right for you, please contact our office at (717) 540-8448 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Albert Skocik. 

What is chiropractic care?

A treatment method based on the relationship between the spine, nervous system, and surrounding muscles and tissues, chiropractic care focuses on natural rehabilitation and revitalization of the body in addition to total body wellness and preventative care. Chiropractic care focuses on healing the body, rather than masking symptoms of underlying conditions, in order to help patients achieve an optimal level of wellness.

Is a chiropractor a doctor?

Chiropractors are doctors of chiropractic. To become licensed, chiropractors complete a similar educational process as medical doctors, finishing several years of school in addition to passing exams and meeting practice standards. The educational requirements of chiropractors are among the most rigorous in the health care field. 

What is a chiropractic adjustment?

During an adjustment, our chiropractor gently manipulates a patient's spine, restoring the spine's proper alignment. This allows information from the brain to flow freely through the nervous system, while simultaneously increasing circulation and reducing muscle tension and inflammation. 

Is an adjustment painful? 

Most patients experience relief - not pain - during an adjustment. Some patients might experience slight discomfort during an adjustment, usually followed by reduced pain and mental clarity. 

Is chiropractic care safe?

When performed by a licensed chiropractor, adjustments are one of the safest treatment methods available. Non-invasive and drug-free, chiropractic care provides an effective alternative to risky surgeries and side effect-inducing medications. 

What conditions does your chiropractor in Harrisburg, PA treat?

Chiropractic care is most commonly recognized as a back pain treatment. Chiropractic care, however, can alleviate and eliminate the symptoms associated with several conditions such as backpain, neck pain, headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, whiplash, auto-accident, work and sports injuries, herniated discs, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sciatica. Chiropractic can even relieve conditions like allergies and asthma by strengthening the immune system.

How many treatments are required?

Each patient and each condition is unique, and requires a different number of treatments to reach desired wellness goals. All patients, however, experience some level of relief and improvement after the first adjustment. 

What should I wear to my appointment?

A chiropractic adjustment requires no special clothing. Though our chiropractor recommends non-bulky, loose-fitting clothing for the patient's comfort, patients may wear any type of clothing during an adjustment. 

Does health insurance cover chiropractic care?

Most health care plans offer some form of coverage for chiropractic treatment. We recommend contacting your insurance provider directly for detailed information about coverage. 

This examination is entirely FREE!

** Due to Federal Regulations, This offer does not apply to Medicare/Medicaid. **

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

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Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I appreciate Dr Skocik calling me at home to inquire about my recovery!
    Try stem cell & PRP therapy. It's worth it if it means having your life back without surgery!"
    Regenerative Medicine Patient O. Olagbemi
  • "I have been coming to this office for years and I would refer anyone to come to this office I never have had a bad experience."
    J. Weldon
  • "I like the combination of services they have.
    Adjustments, Maintenance, Physical Therapy options, massage and laser therapy.
    Not many places have that."
    A. Schultz
  • "The staff was very welcoming & make you feel completely comfortable. I would recommend them to anyone."
    T. Mahone
  • "Great Chiropactor , great staff, they are passionate about what they do and it shines through. I would highly recommend Skocik Chiropractic ! πŸ‘"
    T. Romberger
  • "Dr Skocik treats his patients like family, great rehab equipment, phenomenal staff and amazing massage therapists!!!"
    T. Warner
  • "I go here for massages, best you'll find in the area, and very good prices. The large office that has a wide range of chiropractic treatment equipment, and is a complete back treatment and rehab facility."
  • "This office is highly professional and organized! Great chiro service and I highly recommend!"
    J. LeCadre
  • "Simply the best! Period."
    J. Williams
  • "Dr. Skocik office treats you like family, wonderful staff and I will recommend anyone to his office.πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘"
    K. Trollinger
  • "Amazing first impression and excellent, thorough exam for diagnosis. Physical therapy feels great."
    C. Campbell
  • "This office is organized and very professional, great chiro care! Would definitely recommend this office!"
    C. Myers
  • "I've been seeing Dr. Skocik for many years. Very professional office, he and his staff take great care of me. I recommend them often."
    T. Mowatt
  • "Absolutely love Dr. Skocik and his staff!!! I treated with this practice for several years after a really bad fall, thanks to the wonderful chiropractic care and massage therapy I am pain free and have my mobility back!! Highly recommend Dr. Skocik!!!"
    T. Coffman
  • "Coming from Toronto and seized up shoulder. Dr went way out of his way on a Saturday to open the clinic for me to assess. Very professional and kind. Wonderful."
    A.C.
  • "Doctor Skocik is really sincere about helping people"
    J. Peiffer
  • "What I love about my experience. I was able to be seen with in a 24 hours window..For those who suffer from lower back pain will truly understand how important that is. For that alone i give you five stars .. Excellent staff"
    F. Jackson
  • "I love coming here. The staff is very Friendly! I have had all kinds of issues with my back and ever since I started coming here i have made lots of improvement. I highly recommend Skocik Chiropractic!"
    Jessica C.
  • "The level of care, from the chiropractic services, to the massage therapy..to the office staff...EVERYONE treats you like family. I can honestly say that their is a genuine concern for your progress and well being.
    I would highly recommend."
    Craig W.
  • "I have always had a good experience with them and I have been a patient for a number of years. They are very nice about rescheduling appointments. The staff is always very friendly and I have always found them reasonably priced."
    L. Henninger
  • "I had a great experience in Skocik Chiropractic and they are very professional and fixed my lower back pain problem. My whole family goes to this practice and we highly recommend to other people."
    F. Zhang
  • "Skocik Chiropractic was very personable and informative. Dr. Skocik and his staff purposefully takes care of their patients with attentiveness and professionalism. I enjoyed my time there and highly recommend Skocik Chiropractic."
    B. Wanda

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