Chiropractic & Physical Therapy located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Headaches services offered in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

Tightness in your neck and shoulders is one of the leading causes of headaches. At 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC on Broadway and 39th in Midtown Manhattan, Dr. Jack Schtierman and Dr. Gregg Pressman have been treating the symptoms of headaches for over 50 years combined. The doctors are experts in identifying which vertebrae can be causing the headache and relieving the tightness in the neck and shoulder that are associated with headaches. For a drug-free approach to headaches, call the office in New York City or schedule an appointment with the experts today.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches are painful conditions that affect the head. The pain may range from mild to severe and cause an aching, throbbing, or pulsing sensation. 


Headaches are very common and one of the primary reasons people miss days at work or school. Most headaches aren’t a serious medical concern but can affect your quality of life. 


5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC is a state-of-the-art chiropractic practice that takes a patient-centered approach to care. They understand how headaches affect your life and that medications aren’t always the best treatment and may worsen your headaches.


If you have headaches and want non-drug relief, the team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC can help.

What are the types of headaches?

There are several types of headaches. The more common types include:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type. These headaches cause mild to moderate head pain you feel all over the head and are caused by muscle tension. 


Migraines are recurring headaches that cause moderate to severe throbbing or pulsing sensation that affects one part of the head. 

Cervicogenic headaches

Cervicogenic headaches occur when you have muscle tightness in the neck and shoulders, leading to spinal misalignments. Pain starts in the neck and radiates up into the back of the head.


The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC specializes in helping patients get relief from cervicogenic headaches.

What chiropractic therapies help headaches?

The 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC team conducts a thorough history and physical exam when you come in to get help for your headaches. 


They listen intently to your concerns and symptoms and ask detailed questions about your headaches, including when they occur, the pain you feel, and how they affect your daily routine. They create a personalized plan based on the type of headaches you have and your symptoms.


Primary treatments for headaches include:


  • Spinal adjustments
  • Massage of the neck and shoulders
  • Spinal decompression
  • Therapeutic exercises


The team also does an ergonomic workstation assessment to improve your posture during work activities. Neck pain and headaches are common in people who spend hours of their day with their heads bent, looking at their laptop or smartphone.


Don’t let your headaches keep you from living your life. Call 5th Avenue Chiropractic NYC or schedule a consultation online today.