Neck Pain Specialist

Neck pain can cause an array of debilitating symptoms in patients of all ages.Dr. Lichy employs the most effective and safest techniques so his Upper East Side Manhattan patients can resolve their symptoms and resume their regular daily activities without pain, stiffness or other symptoms.

Neck Pain Q&A

What are some of the most common causes of neck pain?

Neck pain is often caused by increased pressure and strain on neck muscles and other soft tissues that help support the neck and the cervical spine (the upper portion of the spine). Pressure can build up as a result of poor posture, some types of physical activity, carrying a heavy bag for a prolonged period, or sleeping with your neck twisted or unsupported. Other types of neck pain can occur as a result of injury, disc problems or diseases that affect the spine, including arthritis and cervical disc disease. Neck pain often spreads to the shoulders or back, sometimes radiating down the arm, and is a frequent cause of headaches. Some types of neck pain can even limit range of motion, causing your neck to feel stiff or painful when turning your head.

How does Dr. Lichy treat neck pain?

Dr. Lichy will take a medical history and perform an in-depth evaluation of your neck and your symptoms to determine the underlying cause of pain. He may also order diagnostic imaging to rule out or confirm some diagnoses. Once he has identified the cause, he'll develop a course of treatment that's customized to help you find relief. Treatments may include:

  • stretching and other exercises to relieve inflammation and improve range of motion

  • deep tissue massage to improve circulation and stimulate healing

  • application of hot and cold therapy to improve circulation and reduce stiffness

  • chiropractic adjustments to relieve impingements, subluxations and other issues that can cause neck pain and other symptoms

What can I do to prevent neck pain from occurring?

The best ways to prevent neck pain are to practice proper posture, incorporate ergonomic design whenever possible, stay active, maintain a healthy weight and see the chiropractor for regular checkups to prevent minor issues from developing into serious problems.

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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  • "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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