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, Grantville, PA and surrounding areas come to Skocik Chiropractic with several questions regarding the specifics of care and the principles behind chiropractic adjustments and additional wellness services.
Dr. Skocik Answers Common Questions
For your convenience, our 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 an initial FREE spinal screening 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 Dr. Skocik 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.