5431 Jonestown Rd

Harrisburg, PA 17112 US

(717) 540-8448

Open mobile navigation

Treat Your Joint Pain With Chiropractic Care

Woman with joint pain in knee

Will Chiropractic Care Ease Your Joint Pain?

Joint pain is a common complaint for many Americans. Arthritis, sprains, tendinitis, bursitis, Lyme diseases, and other conditions and diseases can cause achy joints and make moving uncomfortable. Chiropractic treatment offers an effective way to soothe your sore joints and improve your mobility.

Why You Should Consider Chiropractic Treatment if You Have Joint Pain

Heat, ice, and over-the-counter pain medications can be helpful if you have mild or occasional joint pain but may be less effective for moderate to severe pain. Prescription medications offer another option but come with side effects that may not make them the best option. When your medication wears off, pain often returns. Even worse, some prescription painkillers can be very addicting.

Chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free way to not only treat your symptoms but also address the cause of your pain. Treating the source of your condition can eliminate or reduce pain and may even prevent it from occurring in the future.

You'll Have Less Pain and Stiffness, Thanks to Chiropractic Care

When the nerves around your joints are irritated, you're bound to experience aches and pains. Irritation may happen if your vertebrae, the bony bones that make up your spine, become misaligned and press on your nerves. Pain may also occur if the muscles, tendons, bones, or bulging spinal discs press against and irritate the nerves.

Correcting misaligned vertebrae with spinal manipulation eases joint pain and also reduces pressure on nerves. Your chiropractor uses quick thrusts to move the vertebrae back into alignment. Once your spine is properly aligned, tight muscles and tendons will loosen and no longer compress the nerves.

Manipulation and other chiropractic treatments reduce pain and stiffness while improving your range of motion. After a visit to the chiropractor, you'll probably find that it's a little easier to move your joints.

    Treatments Improve Blood Flow

    Your blood supplies oxygen, energy, and nutrients to your body's organs, tissues, and cells. Unfortunately, blood flow may be restricted if you have an injury or chronic condition that causes joint pain. Spinal manipulation, massage, and other treatments improve blood flow, which helps speed healing.

    Chiropractic Care Can Help You Manage Arthritis Symptoms

    Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, or another form of a joint condition, you may find chiropractic treatment beneficial. In addition to reducing pain and stiffness, chiropractic care may also ease muscle spasms and reduce tenderness in the soft tissues around your joints.

    In a case study that appeared in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, a 70-year-old woman with a history of hip osteoarthritis received 12 weeks of chiropractic care. At the end of the treatment period, she saw improvements in range of motion, gait speed, and balance.

    Your Treatment is Geared to Your Condition

    Chiropractic care isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to joint pain management. In fact, your treatment plan is designed to specifically address your symptoms and diagnosis.

    Chiropractic treatments that can be helpful for joint pain include:

    • Manipulation of your spine or other joints
    • Soft tissue mobilization or massage to loosen tight muscles and tissues while also breaking apart scar tissue
    • Ultrasound therapy to decrease pain, stiffness, and swelling
    • Electrical nerve stimulation to prevent pain signals from reaching your brain
    • Traction to decompress your spine, improve range of motion, and reduce pressure on your nerves
    • Exercises that help you strengthen the muscles that support your joints and improve flexibility

    Chiropractic care can make your life much more pleasant if you suffer from joint pain. Contact our office if you'd like to schedule an appointment with the chiropractor.

    Sources:

    Arthritis Foundation: Chiropractic Care for Arthritis

    Men’s Journal: 5 Times You Should See a Chiropractor

    Journal of Chiropractic Medicine: Chiropractic care of a 70-year-old female patient with hip osteoarthritis, 5/11/20

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Joint Pain and Arthritis

    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

    Location

    Find us on the map

    Testimonials

    Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

    • "Dr. Skocik did a wonderful job helping me get back to normal. He explained things in detail. A very pleasant and courteous atmosphere. I found my go to chiropractor!!"
      Diane L.
    • "Dr Sk is thorough in his exams and explanations of recommended treatment and process. The staff are courteous, friendly and professional. I have seen improvement in my range of motion, mobility and reduction of pain in back and spine."
      Arlis V.
    • "I love this place. I have been going through a rough time, injuries, employment, school, death in the family, and stress. Dr. Skocik and his staff are a blessing. They have been there to help me not only with my injuries but with my life in general. No matter how much pain and misery I may be going through, I always leave feeling better and with a smile on my face. I think the entire staff is awsome."
      Melissa J.
    • "Quote from the movie The best exotic marigold hotel- “Most things don’t work out as expected, but what happens instead often turns out to be the good stuff.” - reminded me of you all. Thank you for helping me through my rough and frustrating healing process !!"
      Shirly P.
    • "Great office, sure had helped me"
      William G.
    • "Thank you to the entire team, Dr. Skocik, Kourtnay, Shannon, Nicole, and Daphne for taking great care of me. From not being able to walk to using a cane to now...you are a god-send! Highly recommended!!!!!"
      Dwayne D.
    • "Thanks"
      Jody B.
    • "Very nice people."
      Kim D.
    • "Great Doctor! Amazing Staff! The first time I went to skocik chiropractor I was in a lot of pain but after just a few months I feel so much better."
      Waslat W.
    • "In addition to the standard chiropractic services, Skocik also offers massage. The massage therapist is awesome, the prices are fantastic and I have never left anything but totally satisfied. You do give up a tiny bit of ambiance compared to a "spa", but what you get is more than worth it in my opinion. Highly recommended."
      Tiffany I.
    • "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

    Featured Articles

    Read about interesting topics

    NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

    Sign up for more articles