Headaches Specialist

As a leading chiropractor in the Greater New York City metro area, Dr. Lichy helps men and women overcome the pain of chronic and acute headaches using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art equipment at his office on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Headaches Q&A

What causes headaches?

Headaches are among the most common medical complaints today, affecting millions of people of nearly all ages. They can be triggered by an array of medical and lifestyle issues, including:

  • tension in the back or neck muscles

  • chronic stress

  • injury or trauma

  • bright lights and loud noises

  • insomnia

  • fatigue

  • eye strain

  • reactions to medications

  • sedentary lifestyle

  • changes in blood sugar

  • high blood pressure

  • underlying diseases and medical conditions

  • spine problems, especially those affecting the cervical spine

How does chiropractic care treat headaches?

Chiropractic helps you tap into your body's natural healing processes to stimulate natural healing. In headache treatment, chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the pressures in the neck and back that can cause tension to build up resulting in headaches. In addition to adjustments, Dr. Lichy can offer lifestyle and nutritional guidance aimed at addressing specific underlying causes, as well as providing advice on proper posture and ergonomics at work and at home. He'll also help you develop a plan of stretching and exercises to avoid headaches in the future by relieving ongoing pressure and stress in your neck and back.

What can I do to prevent headaches?

The best way to prevent headaches is to begin with a complete evaluation to determine the causes. Once you understand your triggers, you can take steps like exercising, improving diet or posture, or using a pillow or mattress that offer more support to your neck muscles. In addition to being evaluated by Dr. Lichy, another way to understand your headache triggers is to use a headache diary to record when you experience headaches and what you were doing in the moments or hours prior to your symptoms developing.

Major Insurance Plans Considered

Dr. Lichy accepts most major insurance plans. For questions regarding insurance and your visit to NYC Back Chiropractic, please call the office.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Coventry Health Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Great West Life
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Independence Blue Cross
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)

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    "Dr. Lichy is second to none. He intently listened to my concerns and ailments and gave me excellent treatments to help me with my specific issues."

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    "Dr. Lichy is very friendly and his treatment is effective. I wouldn't use another chiropractor ever again after my experience with him."

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    "Dr. Lichy is great. Knowledgeable, approachable, and helpful. He listened to my concerns and gave me the perfect treatment to address them."

  • "When I first came to the office, my NECK and SHOULDERS were hurting so bad I could barely move. I recommend people check out this Chiropractic clinic because it works."

    J Rios
  • "When I first visited I was in so much pain, I can not explain. Thank God for the chiropractors at this office. I don't have to be in pain anymore."

    N. Jennings
  • "I'm so happy I found his practice, I wish I had gone sooner, the aches on my shoulders and lower back are completely gone, Dr. Lichy is awesome. Highly recommended!"

    Victoria L.
  • "I came to see Dr. Lichy with a severe back injury. I was living with pain everyday. With his help, the pain is gone and I am on my way to living a normal life again."

    A. Schafenburg
  • "Dr. Lichy is the best chiropractor I've been to in 8 years and 5 different ones I've been to. He's thorough and has an excellent demeanor."

    Ivan E.
  • "Dr. Lichy, I can't thank you enough for putting my spine back into alignment this summer. I also appreciate that you listened very carefully to my weekly problems."

    Mimi B.
  • "One of the best chiropractic appointments I've ever had. The doctor is very knowledgeable and pleasant."

    Marina S.
  • "Dr. Lichy consistently gives individualized treatment, he genuinely cares about his patients and gives awesome adjustments! I highly recommend Dr. Lichy!"

    Karen F.
  • Dr. Lichy and staff were very easy to talk to and even offered great advice when deciding on the right mattress for me to help correct ongoing back pain.

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NYC Back Chiropractic
163 E 87th Street
Upper East Side

New York, NY 10128
Phone: 646-651-4473
Fax: 212-534-0216
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