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Back Pain FAQ

Back Pain FAQ From Your Harrisburg Chiropractor

Ranging anywhere from mild to excruciating, back pain is a unique and personal experience for each patient. Our chiropractor at Skocik Chiropractic in Harrisburg is the area’s leading specialist for diagnosing, treating, and healing patients’ upper, middle and lower back pain.

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What Are the Kinds of Back Pain?

The location of the pain is a primary distinguishing factor of back pain. It is also characterized by the type of pain a patient suffers. From the location standpoint, back pain can be specific to the upper back, middle back, and lower back.

Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain is usually very painful, but fortunately, not very common. It is generally the result of muscle irritation or a disc injury, which is rare.

Middle Back Pain

Pain in the middle back, the area ending at the base of the rib cage, is also uncommon. It can happen as the result of strain or injury to muscles, ligaments, and discs in the area. Poor posture can also cause this type of back pain.

Lower Back Pain

Pain in the lower back, or lumbar spine, is the most common back pain. Since the lower back is the base for the upper body, it enables motion such as bending and twisting. Pain in this area is usually the result of injury or strain to the muscles, ligaments, joints, or discs.

What Are the Symptoms of Back Pain?

Giving the chiropractor an accurate description of the type of pain you are feeling is important for quick diagnosis and correct treatment. You may experience any one of the following:

  • Mechanical Pain: This is the most frequently experienced type of pain and is usually isolated to the lower back. This pain comes from muscles, ligaments, joints or bones around the spinal cord. What you feel varies depending on motion, i.e. sitting, standing, etc.
  • Radicular Pain: This pain is usually felt as sharp, burning sensation and may be accompanied by numbness or weakness, otherwise known as sciatica. This is the result of a impinged or inflamed nerve.
  • Referred Pain: This pain moves around, varies in degree, and is sometimes referred to as dull and achy.

What Causes Back Pain?

Any of these can be the cause of back pain:

  • Nerve roots going to the arms and legs become irritated
  • Nerves in the discs become irritated
  • Large muscles that support the spine may become strained
  • Bones, ligaments, or joints may become injured

How Does Skocik Chiropractic in Harrisburg Treat Back Pain?

Our goal is to treat and alleviate your back pain as quickly as possible. A complete medical history and thorough physical exam are the first steps leading to recovery.  Once we have identified the cause of the pain, a course of chiropractic adjustments is effective for correcting the spine’s alignment and alleviating the related muscle strain, joint pain, and nerve pain. We have also had good success with massage therapy and spinal decompression therapies.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Harrisburg Chiropractor Today

Our main message to you is this: Don’t Suffer! Contact Skocik Chiropractic in Harrisburg today at (717) 540-8448. to learn what it’s like to be without pain!

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

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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 ! 👍"
    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.👍 👍 👍"
    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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