Neck Pain Specialist

As a top chiropractor serving patients in New York City's Midtown East and Downtown neighborhoods, Dr. Peterson offers patients the safest and most advanced chiropractic treatments for neck pain, helping reduce symptoms and improve range of motion for better quality of life.

Neck Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain most often occurs when the cervical spine – the portion of the spine that's located in your neck – is out of alignment, resulting in disc herniation and inflammation of the muscles and other soft tissues. Pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion can all occur as the result of sports injuries, auto accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, carrying heavy bags or other uneven loads, sleeping on a pillow or mattress that doesn't provide adequate support, and long periods of standing or sitting. Repetitive motions like bending, twisting and lifting can also cause neck pain to occur, as can wear and tear and degenerative diseases like arthritis. Neck pain often spreads to the shoulders, arms and upper back, and it's a very common cause of chronic headaches.

How does chiropractic help relieve neck pain?

Chiropractic care is focused on helping your spine stay in optimal alignment, helping to relieve pain and facilitate circulation necessary to keep tissues healthy and to reduce inflammation. By realigning the spine, pressures on spinal discs can be relieved and neural pathways between the brain and the nerves in the cervical spine remain optimized. Chiropractic adjustments may also be combined with deep tissue massage to help relieve deep inflammation in soft tissues and release painful trigger points.

Is there anything I can do to help prevent neck pain in the first place?

Yes, there are several things you can do to avoid developing painful symptoms in and around your neck. Some important steps include being active, supporting your neck when sitting or lying down, employing ergonomic design principle when positioning your computer screen or keyboard, performing gentle stretching and investing in a good mattress and pillow. Having routine chiropractic adjustments is also important to address spinal alignment issues before they become major problems.

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
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    "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.
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    "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."

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    "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."

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    "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."

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

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  • 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!"

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  • 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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