5431 Jonestown Rd

Harrisburg, PA 17112 US

(717) 540-8448

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease

At Skocik Chiropractic, we offer innovative chiropractic techniques to address conditions like degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease can lead to severe back pain that can negatively impact a person's quality of life. If you are a good candidate for treatment, rest assured we will provide comprehensive chiropractic care to address your needs.

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What Causes Degenerative Disc Disease?

The discs between the vertebrae function as soft pads that absorb shock. Degenerative disc disease occurs gradually as the discs become worn, dry, and prone to bulging or cracking. Disc degeneration is commonly seen in the lower back (lumbar spine) and neck (cervical spine). These spine regions wear out faster because of overuse or repetitive motion such as bending and twisting. Other risk factors include spine injury, chronic inflammation, and micro-motion instability due to erosion and disc space collapse.

Common Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

Symptoms include chronic low-level neck or back pain which can feel like a sharp, stabbing, or burning pain. Flare-ups often cause intensified or disabling pain. Pain may decrease during rest or worsen due to mundane activities such as prolonged sitting. Additional symptoms include:

  • Muscle tension, spasms, or weakness
  • Neck or low back stiffness
  • Numbness or tingling resulting from a pinched nerve
  • Pain that radiates from the neck to the shoulder or lower back to the hips, buttocks, and legs

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment by Our Harrisburg PA Chiropractor

The extent of treatment needed will depend on your symptoms and whether there are co-occurring conditions. For example, disc degeneration can lead to or speed up the onset of other spinal conditions, such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Bulging or herniated disc
  • Nerve compression

Our comprehensive evaluation will include spinal screening and neurological testing. The results will guide us in tailoring a personalized wellness plan to address disc degeneration and secondary conditions. We treat degenerative disc disease symptoms at the source with spinal manipulation or adjustment. Adjusting your spine helps reduce inflammation, lift the pressure off the disc, and promote healing.

We also perform spinal decompression, a type of traction therapy that works well for relieving nerve pain caused by conditions such as herniated disc, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. In addition, we usually combine massage therapy or laser therapy to enhance the results of your treatment. Stretch and corrective exercises as well as diet and lifestyle changes play an important role in restoring muscle strength and balance. Altogether, these natural solutions may minimize the need for disc surgery.

Contact Us for Back Pain Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Harrisburg, PA

Disc degeneration is a normal part of aging. However, as a patient of Skocik Chiropractic in Harrisburg, PA, you'll have access to natural solutions to manage the symptoms and optimize your health. Our professional staff is committed to providing our patients the care they need to live pain-free. Call us at 717-540-8448 to schedule an appointment.

This screening is entirely FREE!

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

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  • "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."
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  • "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."
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  • "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."
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  • "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."
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  • "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."
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  • "I like the combination of services they have.
    Adjustments, Maintenance, Physical Therapy options, massage and laser therapy.
    Not many places have that."
    A. Schultz
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    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."
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    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!"
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  • "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."
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