Christopher D. Skurka is the first chiropractor on Long Island to
perform MUA (Manipulation Under Anesthesia) and to be admitted to the
medical staff, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, North Shore-Long Island
Jewish Health System, North Shore University Hospital at Glen Cove, New
Chiropractor (Doctor of Chiropractic):
As Doctors of Chiropractic, we are highly trained in the diagnosis of a wide
variety of spinal conditions, which we treat and manage
conservatively. Chiropractors in New York State are licensed to treat and
remove vertebral subluxation complex. A subluxation is where you have a
vertebra (bones that make up your spine) out of their normal position. These
subluxations or misalignment of the vertebra in patients result in various
painful back conditions. The misalignment of the vertebra is corrected by
the chiropractor with an adjustment. It is this spinal adjustment that is
used at Skurka Chiropractic Centers, to treat a wide variety of spinal
conditions. In addition to adjustments, each patient receives a unique
treatment plan that is tailored to their specific ailment.
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka, Director of Skurka
Chiropractic Centers: Dr. Christopher
D. Skurka graduated from Hofstra University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Biology. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer
College of Chiropractic in 1988.
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka completed his internship at Palmer Chiropractic
Clinic located in Davenport, Iowa. He completed preceptorship training in
Paramus, New Jersey as part of his clinical experience. While at Palmer
College of Chiropractic, he received the highly regarded Daniel Palmer
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka has been in practice since 1988. He has served as
a committee member of the Spine Center at the Muskuletal Institute,
affiliated with North Shore University Hospital from June 1996 through
October 1998. Dr. Christopher D. Skurka has provided monthly educational
presentations regarding spinal injuries as a community service to educate
those attending on chiropractic evaluations, x-rays, MRI and the application
of such results in the chiropractic management of patients.
As a direct result of Dr. Skurka’s knowledge and experience, he has been
deemed an expert with regard to MRI radiographic evaluation and
interpretation in New York State Supreme Court. Dr. Skurka has served as an
expert witness on numerous important cases. He continues to keep abreast of
the latest, most recent chiropractic and medical advances through his
post-graduate training. This knowledge ensures that patients at Skurka
Chiropractic Centers receive the most up to date and effective care in the
Dr. Jamie P. Skurka, Senior
Doctor at Skurka Chiropractic Centers:
Dr. Jamie P. Skurka graduated
from Hofstra University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology
and a minor in Chemistry. While at Hofstra, Dr. Jamie P. Skurka received the
Dorothy B. Hoag Academic Scholarship Award. He obtained his Doctor of
Chiropractic degree with honors from New York Chiropractic College in 1990.
While at New York Chiropractic College Dr. Jamie P. Skurka
was a member of the Phi Chi Omega National Honors Society, National Deans
List and he was an assistant director as an intern.
Dr. Jamie P. Skurka was also a member of the Spine Center at the
Musluskeletal Institute affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. He
has and continues to lecture on Chiropractic care to the community at large,
as well as highly regarded medical professionals. Dr. Jamie P. Skurka is the
first Chiropractor to have been extended the invitation to lecture the
entire Glen Cove Hospital Medical Staff.
Dr. Christopher D. Skurka and Dr. Jamie P.
Skurka: They are the first
Chiropractors granted hospital privileges at North Shore University Hospital
at Glen Cove. Dr. Christopher D. Skurka and Dr. Jamie P. Skurka have been
appointed to the Medical Staff, Department of Orthopedics. They are also
members of The American Chiropractic Association, New York State
Chiropractic Association and the prestigious North American Spine Society.
Because of their participation in these prestigious professional
associations and through regular postgraduate training, Dr. Christopher D.
Skurka and Dr. Jamie P. Skurka are able to keep up with latest advances in
technologies for the care and treatment of their patients.