What To Expect At Skurka Chiropractic Centers:
Thorough Evaluation. All of our patients receive a detailed examination that will include a comprehensive history, chief complaints, structural analysis, vitals, active range of motion testing, chiropractic analysis, orthopedic and neurological evaluation. If necessary, spinal x-rays will be taken. Additional diagnostic testing that will be obtained if indicated include MRI'S, CT scans, EMG/NCV testing and bone scan w/SPECT.
Patient Friendly Treatment: A complete evaluation is just the
beginning of getting you on the road to optimum health. An accurate
diagnosis is important before establishing a treatment program designed
only for you. Treatment will focus on the cause of your pain, numbness,
weakness or other symptoms. Your course of treatment is non-invasive and
always takes into consideration your overall health profile.
Keeping You On The Road To Good Health: If during your evaluation or
treatment it becomes necessary to refer you to other health care
professionals due to complex spinal conditions or injuries, we will
never hesitate to do so. As part of the medical staff at Northwell Health, Glen Cove Hospital, Department of Orthopedics we may refer you to an orthopedic
surgeon, neurologist, physiatrist, neurosurgeon, internist, or pain
management specialist. At Skurka Chiropractic Centers, we strongly
believe in the team concept of making sure our patients always have the
finest health care available to enjoy pain free lives.
Modern Updated Equipment: We start with the latest in chiropractic
physiotherapy and radiological equipment making sure new developments in
technology are added as they are introduced. Our patients, many of whom
have sustained some type of spinal trauma, deserve the latest in
diagnostic and treatment advances.
Your Peace of Mind: We participate in many insurance plans that
cover chiropractic care. For treatment continuity, it is important you
be familiar with your insurance coverage. Our staff is ready to assist
you with questions regarding payment or coverage. Because your health
and well- being is always our first priority, you will not be denied
care because of financial difficulties.
I Need A Referral? No. Patients can come to our office directly and
do not need a referral from their primary medical doctor or any medical
specialist in order to be evaluated and treated at our facilities.
Frequently Treated Spinal Conditions At Skurka Chiropractic Centers:
Cervical & Lumbar (Neck &
Postraumatic Sprains and/or
Degenerative Disc Disease
Occupational Back & Neck Injuries
Narrowing of the Spinal Canal
Repetitive Overuse Injuries
Sports Related Back Injury/Pain
This Is Not An All Inclusive List
to the spine as a result of accidents (vehicular, home or sports) can
trigger many of these conditions. Trauma can also occur during lifting,
slipping and falling at home or at work. We urge all our patients to be
aware of potentially dangerous situations and avoid them, if possible.
At Skurka Chiropractic Centers we are
there to make sure all your needs are met:
Health: At Skurka Chiropractic Centers we will work to get you
back to your ultimate health, working hand in hand with Medical
Specialists if needed.
Nutrition: Your proper nutrition is essential and you will be
referred to a qualified nutritionist as well as a certified personal
trainer when required.
Emotional: We are also very sensitive to our patient’s emotional
needs, especially after a traumatic injury/experience. We will make sure
you are given the opportunity to meet with a qualified specialist.
Sports Injuries: Many male and female athletes come to Skurka
Chiropractic Centers to improve their game and their overall well being.
These athletes range from the very young to accomplished professionals.
They can be at the entry level of a particular sport or a professional
who is paid to play. Treatment plans based upon comprehensive exams are
recommended and instituted accordingly. Should a medical specialist be
needed to co-manage a case, as members of the medical staff at Northwell Health, Glen Cove Hospital, Department of Orthopedics -
comprehensive care is assured. Chiropractic is now a part of the
sports-medicine program of the US Olympic Committee.
Pregnancy: Over the years many pregnant women have been referred to
the Skurka Chiropractic Centers by their gynecologist (OBGYN specialist)
for management of their spine/leg pain, headache, pubic/pelvic pain.
Since pregnant women are not able to take prescription medication, many
OBGYN specialists have turned to conservative chiropractic care during
this time of need. Chiropractic care is safe during pregnancy. Dr.
Christopher D. Skurka has many years of experience treating pregnant
women with outstanding results.