Columbia and lancaster chiropractor family

Dr. Blake Staker, a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, opened Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center in 2006. West Lancaster was the ideal location for Dr. Staker to start a chiropractic clinic. An alumni of Eastern York High School, it meant alot for him to practice in his hometown and give back to the community he grew up in.

Prior to studying at Palmer, he graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science of Biology degree from Shippensburg University. While at Palmer, Dr. Staker worked as a rehabilitation intern and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Staker is certified in Kennedy Spinal Decompression as well as Myofascial Release for the spine, upper and lower extremeties. He also has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care.

To Dr. Staker no two patients are alike; he curtails a unique treatment progam for each individual and takes the time to ensure the plan is followed through. His philosophy is that the spine functions as a single unit, so in order to treat it most effectively all parts of the spinal anatomy should be addressed — the joint, disc, and muscle. He accomplishes this by using a combination of spinal adjustments, disc decompression, myofascial release and rehabilitative exercises to achieve the best possible result as fast as possible. At the end of the day, Dr. Staker’s goal is not only to get his patients pain-free and return them to their peak quality of life; but to also empower them to take a proactive approach to their health.

In his spare time, Dr. Staker enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa and children Cole, Maya, and Wyatt. The Staker family attends LCBC church and stays active playing sports and swimming.

Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center

Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center provides the best nonsurgical treatments such as chiropractic, integrated disc therapy, spinal decompression, and spinal rehabilitation. We treat patients suffering from the traditional sprain and strain injuries, to chronic neck and low back pain.  Also at SSJC, we treat many disc injuries suffered from auto accidents, work injuries, or chronic disc degeneration. Dr. Staker uses Integrated Disc Therapy designed to increase circulation to the disc allowing it to heal properly.  Integrated Disc Therapy addresses the unique properties of the disc, succeeding where traditional therapy has not.

At Susquehanna Spine, we understand that although our patients may be diagnosed with the same condition, they respond very differently to treatments. For this reason, we tailor a specific plan of chiropractic, integrated disc therapy, spinal decompression and rehabilitation to meet your needs, goals, and unique physical condition.

We care about the long term health of your spine. We not only want to not get you out of pain and stay out of pain, we want your spine healthy. The road to a healthy spine goes beyond treatment at SSJC. Dr. Blake Staker believes in enabling his patients through education, how to accomplish this task.  Dr. Staker’s goal is to instruct and teach patients techniques and exercises that can be done at home, to keep the spine functioning properly. True spinal health is a life journey. At Susquehanna Spine and Joint Center we hope to motivate our patients to take a more active and responsible role in the health of their spine.

Finding a chiropractor that best suites your needs, can be a daunting task. We hope that you will find this site helpful in learning more about our unique approach to spinal care and how we can help. So whether you have been injured in an automobile or work related accident, had a sports injury, or are experiencing  the wear and tear of everyday life, Dr. Staker will make every effort to help you recover and get you back on the road to healthy living!