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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy

Chiropractors & Massage Therapists located in Danville, CA

Headache Specialist

If tension headaches and migraines rule your life, you need help right now. And if you live in the Danville area of northern California, that help is close by at the office of Dr. Max Lippman and Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy. With chiropractic care, he successfully treats those who battle chronic headaches and migraines.

Headache Q & A

What causes headaches?

Headaches have numerous causes, or “triggers,” which include your environment and particular behaviors. Environmental factors are things such as stress, noise, and lights, while behaviors that trigger headaches include insomnia, too much exercise, and certain foods.

The most common headaches occur because of muscle tension and joint irritation in your neck, and that’s caused by sedentary activities like sitting in front of your computer for hours at a time. Only a small percentage of headaches are warning signals of potentially serious injuries.

How do different types of headaches differ?

Headaches fall into more than 100 different categories, but most of those types are rare and are not likely to affect you. The most common types of headaches include:

  • Tension or stress headaches, which are mild to moderate and come and go based on activity

  • Migraines, which are severe and can be chronic

  • Cluster headaches, which are characterized by severe throbbing behind the eyes

  • Mixed headache syndrome, a combination of a migraine and a tension headache

  • Sinus headache, which is pain in the forehead, nose and cheek areas from sinus inflammation

  • Acute headaches, which are usually from a sinus infection, are short-lived, and are most common with kids

  • Hormone headaches, related to hormonal swings during periods, pregnancy, and menopause

  • Chronic progressive headaches, which get progressively worse and occur more and more frequently

What is the difference between headaches and migraines?

A headache can range from mild to severe pain and usually occurs on both sides of your head, such as your forehead, temples, and back of your neck. Tension headaches are the most common, caused mainly by muscle tension and stress, and they can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week.

Migraines are intense, frequently last for days, and sometimes require hospitalization. Chronic migraines can incapacitate you and have additional symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Temporary vision loss

  • Spots or light flashes

  • Sensitivity to sound, light, and smells

Most migraines affect only one side of the head and can make performing your daily tasks difficult.

How can chiropractic help with headaches?

Research shows that there’s a range of chiropractic treatments that can improve the outcome of chronic headaches, such as:

  • Spinal correction
  • Muscle strengthening and stretching
  • Improved posture or workstation setup
  • Massage therapy
  • Infrared saunas, both far infrared and full spectrum

Dr. Lippman can diagnose the source of your headaches and prescribe natural solutions to relieve tension headaches and migraines and help stop future headaches before they start. The treatment will depend on the cause of your headaches. For example, Dr. Lippman may align the bones in your neck to relieve the tension and pressure that triggered your headaches.


We gladly accept any insurance that covers chiropractic, including Blue Cross, Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and many others.

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Words from our patients

  • "I've been taking both my kids to Dr. Max for the aches and pains that come from...High School sports. He does a GREAT job and has great bedside manner."

    Rob R.
  • "Dr Max has completely improved my quality of life. I had seen doctors and even a GI specialist! After one visit I felt relief and finally slept that evening."

    Aynsley T.
  • "As a professional horse trainer, I have had my share of injuries - neck, shoulder, ribs, back, hips, ankles...Dr Max has been, from the first visit, a life changer."

    Nicole C.
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    "Amazing appointment today, so glad I found this place. Dr. Lippman was great!"

    Susan H.
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    " I highly recommend Dr. Max and the entire Plaza Chiropractic team because they are simply the best in their field. "

    Nick L.
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    "Dr. Max Lippman is truly an amazing Chiropractor and is very dedicated to his patients' well being. I am so grateful for all the help he has given me."

    Tracy L.
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    "Dr. Max was not only kind and professional but he was knowledgeable and has an amazing ability to read his patients."

    Eve E.
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    "Dr. Max and Dr. Brad along with their staff are great! They're always available, accommodating and give excellent patient care."

    Todd I.
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    "They truly care about their patients. They explain everything in a clear, concise and easy to understand manner."

    Jenny L.
  • "…Agree with Plaza Chiropractic. Both Dr. Max and Dr. Brad are the best!! They are located up the hill near Blackhawk HOA offices. The office staff is very friendly.… "

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  • "…I use the massage therapists at Plaza Chiropractic at Blackhawk Plaza. They are all terrific."

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  • "…Dr. Max Lipman at Plaza Chiropractic is wonderful and his office is close. Highly recommend him and his office staff."

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Plaza Chiropractic & Massage Therapy
4145 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 101
Danville, CA 94506
Phone: 925-964-9189
Fax: (925) 886-2558
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