5431 Jonestown Rd

Harrisburg, PA 17112 US

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Upper Back Pain


The structure of the back and the strength and stability of the thoracic spine make it less likely for upper back pain to occur. When it does happen, our highly skilled Harrisburg chiropractor can help improve your pain by providing non-invasive chiropractic care at Skocik Chiropractic. Rest assured, there are no drugs or surgical procedures involved, just natural techniques and therapies proven to target and eliminate pain from its source. 

Upper Back Pain

Upper Back Pain Causes

The upper back consists of the thoracic spine which is protected by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The connective tissue also keeps the back stable. Overuse of the soft tissue, lifestyle habits, acute injuries, and degenerative conditions are often responsible for acute and chronic pain in this region of the back. They include poor posture, improper lifting technique, and a direct hit to the upper back as well as: 

    • Osteoarthritis
    • Sports or accident injuries
    • Muscle strains or tension
    • Spinal misalignment 
    • Herniated thoracic discs

Common Symptoms

The pain could be sharp, dull, or achy, and may spread to the shoulders, arm, chest, or mid back. Numbness and tingling may also occur due to an impinged nerve. Other symptoms are muscle stiffness or spasms, tenderness, and headaches. 

Upper Back Pain Treatment by Our Chiropractor in Harrisburg 

When it comes to treating your back pain, our goal is to choose and combine appropriate methods that will provide the most effective relief. A thorough physical and medical exam is performed prior to treatment and typically include an X-ray of the back and spine. This helps us spot musculoskeletal injuries or imbalances causing you pain. Based on the results, your holistic wellness plan may include these techniques and therapies:

    • Chiropractic Adjustments: Spinal manipulation is an adjustment technique done to gently nudge the joints back into proper alignment. This is achieved by applying gentle, thrusting force to the spine using the hands or a small instrument. Realigning the spine provides lasting pain relief, corrects musculoskeletal imbalances, and improves nervous system function. 
    • Spinal Decompression: This technique uses traction therapy to stretch the spine. Doing this creates space between the vertebrae which allows displaced disc material to slip back into position. Decompression also alleviates pain by releasing the compressed nerve. 
    • Massage Therapy: This therapy helps to relieve muscle stress and tension, reduce inflammation, promote soft tissue healing and repair, and increase flexibility. 
    • Holistic Wellness Services: Back pain treatment at Skocik Chiropractic does not stop at adjustments. We offer corrective exercises, nutritional counseling, and postural screenings to help strengthen your body and boost overall health. 

Receive Chiropractic Care from Our Experienced Chiropractor

Skocik Chiropractic welcomes patients from Harrisburg and surrounding cities who're seeking long-term pain relief naturally. It's time to put nagging back pain behind you. Call us at (717) 540-8448 to book a consultation or request one online. 

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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