Headaches & Head Pain Specialist

As a leading chiropractor serving patients in Manhattan's Midtown and Downtown neighborhoods, Dr. Peterson uses safe, effective methods to relieve chronic headaches and head pain in men and women throughout New York City.

Headaches & Head Pain Q & A

What are the primary causes of headaches?

Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints, and many factors can contribute to them, including stress, poor sleep habits, colds and flu, alcohol, loud sounds or bright lights, eye strain and food preservatives. Many times, though, chronic headaches are the result of neck or back issues, including compressed nerves from herniated discs or soft tissue inflammation. Because the spine connects the back, neck, and skull, issues affecting the back and neck often have an impact on the head, resulting in chronic headaches that can be difficult to get rid of without professional care and intervention. Having a chiropractic evaluation is a good way to determine if neck or back problems could be causing your chronic headaches.

How does chiropractic treatment improve headaches caused by neck and back issues?

Chiropractic care relies on a thorough evaluation of your symptoms to ensure you get the most appropriate and most effective care. Through gentle repositioning of misaligned vertebrae, pressures on nerve roots can be relieved, helping to relieve pain and irritation that are often the cause of chronic headaches. Plus, adjustments combined with deep tissue manipulation helps promote healthy circulation to facilitate healing and rid the body of toxins that can build up in the cells. You'll also receive guidance on therapeutic stretching and exercise techniques to help relieve strain that can cause the spine to be pulled out of alignment.

How can I prevent headaches from occurring in the first place?

Having regular chiropractic evaluations is important for ensuring your spine remains in optimal alignment despite the stresses and strains of everyday living. In addition, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of rest and eating a healthy diet are also very important.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Here is a list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
  • City Search

    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

    Lance
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has been extremely helpful in ridding me of terrible headaches. The professionalism and knowledge of his craft are second to none."

    John W.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson has the BEST bedside manners of any doctor I have ever met. He is the text-book definition of a kind, caring and compassionate doctor."

    Sammi M.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson's congenial personality is icing on the cake. I walk feeling better, in every sense of the word. I recommend him without reservation."

    John N.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Peterson was incredibly personable, knowledgable, and took the time to figure out what my issues were. I felt listened to, cared for, and incredibly relaxed."

    Jade B.
  • City Search

    "Peterson Chiropractor had excellent reviews, accepted my health insurance provider, was conveniently a couple of blocks from my work and had flexible appointment times."

    Verified Patient
  • City Search

    "Dr. Peterson is amazing! He explained to me what I had done and how he would go about correcting the injury. He is by far the best chiropractor I have ever seen!"

    Lance
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