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1040 Liggett Ave.
Reading, PA, 19611
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
430 N. 2nd Street
Reading, PA, 19601
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM
838 Penn St.
Reading, PA, 19602
Mon-Thurs: 8 AM – 9 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM
1110 Rockland Street
Reading, PA, 19604
Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
After an injury, there is a general time frame when pain should improve. If that does not happen, it is called “chronic pain.” It is pain that lasts longer than it is supposed to. Typically the age for Chiropractic services is adolescents to elderly. Children can sometimes be treated based on their injury or condition.
At BCHC, we believe strongly in offering alternatives to prescription medication, especially opioids, to manage pain. Chiropractic care is an effective drug-free treatment of pain. Dr. Joe Sekulski brings his 17 years of experience to providing chiropractic care for BCHC patients. Dr. Elizabeth Roserie also joined the team in 2019. They both provide treatment at the 838 Penn Street and 1110 Rockland Street locations . Patients who are seen at any of BCHC’s locations can make appointments to receive chiropractic care at Penn Street or Rockland Street. BCHC is here to help. Call 610-988-4838 to make an appointment.
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional focused on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders with an emphasis on treatment usually related to the spine.
Chiropractors use manual therapy, which can include spinal manipulation, soft tissue therapy (massage), stretching, exercise, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy to help correct musculoskeletal problems.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DC's) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. They are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches using their highly skilled manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. DC's also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions may involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury.
Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest nondrug, noninvasive forms of health care available for the treatment of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. The risks associated with chiropractic, however, are very small. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment, but some may experience mild soreness, stiffness or aching, just as they do after some forms of exercise. Current research shows that minor discomfort or soreness following spinal manipulation typically fades within 24 hours.
Doctors of chiropractic care educated as primary-contact healthcare providers, with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system (the muscles, ligaments and joints of the spine and extremities) and the nerves that supply them. Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the healthcare professions. The typical applicant for chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Doctors of chiropractic are educated in orthopedics, neurology, physiology, human anatomy, clinical diagnosis including laboratory procedures, diagnostic imaging, exercise, nutrition rehabilitation and more. Because chiropractic care includes highly skilled manipulation and adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical technique training to master these important manipulative procedures. In total, the chiropractic college curriculum includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by the Council on Chiropractic Education, an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Manipulation, often called an adjustment, works to improve joint mobility, restoring range of motion and reducing muscle spasm, which helps relieve pressure and tension. Manipulation, when performed by a skilled and well -educated professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is a remarkably safe procedure.