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Meet Dr. Gerald Sciascia

My Journey Into Chiropractic

Dr. GeraldI was born in Brooklyn and grew up on Staten Island, New York. I attended Tottenville high school before venturing to the College of Staten Island where I received a B.S. in Economics in 1987. I was always very good with numbers so the Economics degree was right up my alley. In my junior year of college I realized I was not happy with my choice so I began looking into fields that would allow me to serve people on a daily basis. I started taking my prerequisites to attend Chiropractic College. I had a unique experience when I was fifteen years old that I would like to share with you now.

I was invited to a New Years eve party in 1978. There were alot of older people at the party. Many were 18 and 19 years old. Among them was an 18 year old who was drunk and starting fights with the guests. The rowdy guy was asked to leave and not return. He left and was not seen again until my friends and I were leaving the party. I ran into him at the back of the house when I went to get my umbrella. He proceeded to push me and although he was three years my senior and much taller than me, I retaliated by hitting him with my umbrella. At that point he reached into his jacket and pulled out a hand gun and shot me in the neck at point blank range. The moral of the story is don’t bring an umbrella to a gun fight. I was in acute pain in my right hand and arm even though I was shot in the neck. I was immediately rushed to a local hospital and was looked at with disbelief. I was then transferred to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan which is the number one gunshot hospital in New York City.

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I received a wide variety of tests including CAT scans, myelograms, EMG’s, x-rays etc. I did not receive any stitches or receive any type of treatment in my ten day hospital stay. The bullet was guided by the hand of God. If the bullet would have entered any other way I would be a quadriplegic or dead. I was suffering intensely from arm pain, hand pain and arm paralysis. I was advised by the medical doctors of Bellevue to go see a neurologist at NYU medical center for my paralyzed arm. After no help from the medical staff at NYU, I went to see a Park Avenue neurologist whom recommended painful testing at Rusk Institute and then physical therapy. I had recieved all that medicine had to offer and was not any better. I was discharged at the age of 15 with an extremely painful and paralyzed right arm and with the wise medical words “Your just going to have to live with it kid”.

The story continues with a friend of a family member getting into an auto accident and injuring her neck. She was going to Chiropractor and feeling much better. A what? A Chiropractor? I knew very little about Chiropractors and Chiropractic care. Why didn’t the great medical minds treating me  suggest a Chiropractor? I asked my mother if I could try Chiropractic care knowing I had nothing to lose except the constant agony I was enduring.

I went to the Chiropractor and she examined me and had taken two x-rays of my neck. She told me after looking at the x-rays that the bullet when traveling through my neck misaligned my vertebra and caused a subluxation. This subluxation was the cause of my excruciating pain and paralysis. She recommend Chiropractic adjustments to correct the vertebral subluxation and within a six month period I was 100 percent well. I had no more pain or paralysis. I was sixteen years old and had a new lease on life. This experience of being a medical failure and becoming a Chiropractic success has shaped my life and Chiropractic practice.

Improving The Quality of Life Of Our Patients Thru Chiropractic

I graduated from Life Chiropractic College in 1991. I have been in practice since 1991 serving all who enter the office with skill, passion, and enthusiasm. With each adjustment given at Sciascia Chiropractic Office we hope to improve the quality of life of everyone we serve.

I have tried everything for the pain and suffering I was experiencing. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Jerry that  the healing of my body started. I am eternally grateful for Dr. Jerry and his wonderful team at Sciascia Chiropractic office.
Sciascia Chiropractic Office patient

Dr. Jerry with patient

Chiropractic and Health Go Hand In Hand

At Sciascia Chiropractic Office our goal is to educate our patients about Chiropractic care so they can make an informed choice about their health. We find that people come to our office because of one of two reasons: Inspiration or Desperation. The latter seems to be the most common reason. My team and I are here to serve the patients needs in a kind and friendly way. We hope that your Chiropractic experience will bring you from a point of desperation to inspiration with our assistance. The patients that respond to Chiropractic care the best are the patients who are committed to taken control of their health. They become proactive in their health care through good nutrition, regular exercise, positive mental attitude, adequate rest, and Chiropractic spinal adjustments. We assist all ages recover their health and maintain wellness. I have been blessed to serve some of the friendliest and most caring people on the planet. It is my pleasure to serve my community in such an impactful way.

My Family and I Live the Chiropractic Lifestyle

I have three wonderful children. They are the joy of my life. I enjoying watching and participating in their growth. I learn from them everyday. In my personal free time, when I am not raising children, you find me riding my motorcycle, occasionally golfing, and taking karate classes. I also enjoy learning about eastern philosophy.

I get checked for subluxations once a week. I have been under Chiropractic care since 1978. I have not taken prescription and/or non prescription drugs since I have been under Chiropractic care. My children have been under Chiropractic care since birth. They have not taken medication of any kind during their lives. We are non meat eating vegetarians.

Get Started Today

Enough about me! How can we help you with today’s safe and natural chiropractic care? Give us a call so we can help you take the first step towards better health.

Dr. Gerald Sciascia | (718) 448-0687