Steskal Chiropractic, Omaha Nebraska

Our Hours

Monday - Wednesday - Friday                                           Steskal Chiropractic

9:00AM to Noon                                                                 10615 Fort Street,

3:00-6:00 PM                                                                      Omaha, NE 68134

Get Directions -            1-402-496-9300



Your Initial Chiropractic Visit

Many patients visit us for the time while in pain. They have been in an accident or have a pinched nerve causing a great deal of uncomfort and are looking to chiropractic healthcare for immediate relief. To provide you with the best care possible, Dr. Steskal will have you complete a brief health history and information on your current condition.


Next, you will have a consultation with Dr. Steskal to discuss your health concerns and treatment options. This visit is designed for Dr. Steskal to learn more about you and your condition and let you know what to expect on your road to wellness.


Dr. Steskal will perform a complete chiropractic healthcare examination, testing your reflexes and flexibility. He will also perform standard neurological, orthopedic, postural and physical tests. Your initial visit is free with the coupon on our home page.


Depending on your specific condition, X-Rays may be required in order to provide Dr. Steskal with a complete view of your spinal condition and alert him of any serious conditions requiring attention.

Exam Report

After reviewing the information Dr. Steskal has gathered during your initial exam, he will share with you a detailed report and recommend a treatment plan designed specific to your condition. This will include a schedule of how often treatment will be required as well as cost and insurance options.


At the conclusion of the initial assessment, Dr. Steskal will administer your first treatment session. This may include spinal adjustments, physical therapy and soft tissue massage. Treatment is interactive and you are encouraged to ask questions in order that you may fully understand the benefits of your chiropractic treatment.

Wellness Program

Prior to leaving, Dr. Steskal will suggest a schedule for your wellness program. This may also include procedures in addition to your chiropractic treatment such as ice or heat application instructions, activities to avoid, home exercise and stretching. Dr. Steskal can also work with you to create healthy habits and routines for your lifestyle.  As  a unique individual, a customized wellness plan can be designed for you to maximize your health.

Chiropractic Care in Omaha, Nebraska

Dr. Steskal has been a practicing physician of chiropractic care in Omaha for 15 years,. Helping patients overcome low back pain, headaches, pinched nerves, spinal subluxation, and injuries sustained from car accidents or sports is Dr. Steskal's passion.

Not a day goes by that I don't see somebody in my office that doesn't suffer from migraine headaches. There are a lot of expensive products in the market place along with other concoctions and home remedies. It is important to understand the type of migraine you may be suffering from and seeing if there are triggers that can be avoided or remedies that may support you in avoiding or ridding yourself of terrible migraine pain and suffering without spending a lot of money!

A typical migraine can be painfully severe and "pulsating" with accompanying nausea and vomiting. Many people complain of increased sensitivity to light and occasionally sound. They tend to affect females more often than men, tend to be unilateral, or one sided in the head, and they can last a few hours to a few days. Approximately 30% of people perceive signs in advance of the migraine occurring and have unusual sensory experiences such as visual or olfactory that a migraine is coming.


The causes of migraines are still unknown and are still being researched. However, many migraine sufferers are aware of triggering circumstances and avoid them when they can be controlled. Often times though the there are events and circumstances that are beyond our control and on exposure or withdrawal of these triggers, the result can manifest into an acute migraine headache.


It is important for each individual to try and identify what their personal triggers are, by identifying the circumstances, foods etc that may be the causative agents in setting the migraine off. The easiest way to accomplish this is to keep a headache diary or journal. Keeping any details that can be correlated to triggering the migraine pain.


Inconsistent sleeping patterns, bright lights, noises, odours, stress, food additives, menstrual cycles, alcohol and medications are just a few on a long list of things that have all been thought to be possible triggers for migraine headaches.


Occasionally a person may experience a migraine with no known cause or reason for it triggering. However, once a migraine headache begins they usually continue to go into a full migraine headache attack. There are many opinions and theories regarding the causes of migraine headaches but lifestyle and diet modifications can probably have the most significant impact on limiting the number of migraine headaches a person may suffer. Once the headache appears there are some simple yet effective remedies that may help to eliminate the migraine headache.


  • Cold pack or cold shower on the head and neck: Blood vessels tend to dilate or expand during an attack as a result of the chemical changes in a person's body. This can result in pressure building up in the head and brain and the debilitating pain most often associated with these type of headaches. The cold packs or cold water on the head and neck is believed to help constrict the swollen blood vessels and reduce the pulsating pain. Some people have reported relief from alternating hot and cold showers, or warm and cold compresses around the head, manipulating the blood flow, oxygen and nutrients that are in the area of pain. This may help to relieve the pain.


This article is meant as a guide and a general overview of preventative strategies for avoiding or getting rid of migraines. t is not meant to substitute for a thorough examination or medical advice from a qualified health care professional. Consult your chiropractor or other provider for specific advice regarding your particular individual health needs.

  • Exercise: Some individuals may benefit from exercise as this causes a release of the body's natural painkillers called endorphins. Exercise may also cause changes in the dilation and constriction of blood vessels associated with the pain, and may also release stress in muscles or nerves that could be correlated to triggering the migraine headache. Others may want to avoid exercise, keeping your journal details will help determine if exercise may help. Running is often one of the most common forms of exercise people will use for relief.
  • Find a dark room and try to sleep: Find a quiet room, dim the lights or shut them off completely. Pick up a book and read, or do another quiet activity, this may help you to become drowsy and fall asleep without trying. Be cautious of taking any migraine medication as they usually contain caffeine and may interfere with you falling asleep.
  • Magnesium: This mineral is usually found in seeds and nuts, leafy green vegetables whole grains and nutritional supplements. It is estimated that magnesium is involved in over 300 biochemical reactions. Some of the more important bodily functions it is involved with include regulating blood sugar levels, heart rhythms, and blood pressure, healthy nerve and muscle function, immune functions and for bone health. Several studies have been conducted evaluating the effectiveness of magnesium for migraine headaches and have shown favourable results. Be careful with how much you take, as diarrhoea, decreased appetite, breathing problems and medication interactions are only a few of the problems that can result from high doses of magnesium. Speak with you r health care professional regarding what amount is appropriate for your individual needs.
  • Chiropractic Care: A study done by Dr. Peter Tuchin for a Ph.D. thesis at Macquarie University showed that after chiropractic care, 60% of migraine sufferers had a reduction in symptoms. The chiropractic adjustments themselves weren't necessarily treating the migraines but instead helped restore function and normal mechanics to the cervical (neck) spine and aid the body in healing itself. Circulation and nerves may also be effected helping to reduce the migraine pain. Chiropractic focuses on adjusting spinal misalignments to correct normal movement within the neck and correct any areas of tension, stress and pain that may be contributing factors to the migraine pain.



Chiropractic has been around for over 100 years. Chiropractic was started by a man by the name of Daniel Palmer in the 1890s. He performed the first chiropractic treatment on a man named Harvey Lillard that was having a hearing problem. After the treatment, Harvey's hearing was restored and chiropractic was born.

Today chiropractic is the largest, drug-less, healthcare profession in the world. Many people visit chiropractors to receive natural treatment for a variety of different conditions. Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to health with an emphasis on the spine and musculoskeletal system of the body.

Chiropractors correct misaligned joints of the spine and other joints in the body. When the spine becomes misaligned, it can cause pressure on nerves. The medical term for this condition is called subluxation. The muscles and ligaments of the spine can also become involved as they are stretched or irritated from the misalignment.

Chiropractors correct these misaligned joints by performing specific adjustments using their hands or special instruments. Chiropractors perform a variety of different techniques to accomplish this. By correcting the misalignment, the pressure is taken off of the nerve and function is restored.

Pressure on the nerves can cause problems in other areas of the body, not just the spine. The nervous system or nerves of the body control every other system in the body. When there is pressure on nerves, this can result in a lack of communication from the brain to the body. This can result in dysfunction in the body. An example of this could be a misalignment in the spine causing pressure on a nerve that controls the digestive system. The result would be having digestive problems.

There are several things that can cause misaligned joints of the spine. These can include the birthing process, sporting injuries, falls, improper lifting or car accidents just to name a few. It is important to maintain good posture and avoid trauma to the spine to help avoid misaligned joints in the spine or other joints in the body.

Some of the main conditions that chiropractors help people with include headaches, neck pain, back pain and numbness or pain in the arms or legs. These types of symptoms are often caused from pressure on nerves.

Many chiropractors incorporate physical therapy in addition to chiropractic treatments. The chiropractic treatments focus on correcting the misaligned joints. The therapies work to help muscles or ligaments that are also injured because of the misaligned joints. Chiropractic and physical therapy work well together helping to restore function to the body.


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Well, first they told us we shouldn't use NSAID's (alleve, motrin, or advil) because they caused stomach bleeding. So arthritis sufferers and folks with inflammatory conditions switched to the newer miracle drugs, COX-2 inhibitors that decreased swelling but had no effect on the stomach. Drugs like Vioxx, Celebrex, and Bextra work by blocking the enzyme cyclooxygenase in the inflammatory cycle which prevents the production of inflammation causing chemicals called prostaglandins. After they were on the market for awhile, it was discovered that some patients still had stomach bleeding. First Vioxx and more recently Bextra have been pulled from the market for increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and a rare but fatal skin disease, respectively. Now, as reported in the April issue of Arthritis Care and Research, a new scientific study is reporting patients should go back to taking over the counter NSAID's but in combination with a proton pump inhibitor medication like Prilosec or Nexxium. These medications block acid in the stomach, which helps protect the stomach from the damage caused by NSAID's. Unfortunately, some studies have demonstrated that NSAID's may interfere with the release of certain white blood cells to the inflamed area and actually delay healing for tendon injuries. In addition, our bodies need acid to start the digestive process. Blocking the production of acid in the stomach is a sure way to interfere with normal digestion and absorption of vital nutrients from your diet. Many individual's acid production decreases with age, furthering the process of nutrient malabsorption caused by acid blocking medications.

So what's an arthritis sufferer to do to help relieve pain? Fortunately, there are several non-drug alternatives to reducing the pain and inflammation of arthritis. The use of proteolytic enzymes can be very effective in reducing inflammation. These are protein digestive enzymes that when taken on an empty stomach have an affinity for inflammatory tissue, with no side effects like gastric bleeding or heart disease. In addition, these do not interfere with any other medications a person may be taking. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are natural anti-inflammatory substances that also provide some of the building blocks for the joint matrix. This means in addition to helping with the pain and inflammation of degenerative arthritis, they also help to rebuild the joint surface. There are many other anti-inflammatory substances like bromelain, quercitin, and other bioflavenoids which have been shown to be safe and effective in helping to decrease inflammation.

In addition, chiropractic manipulation has also been shown to help with pain and inflammation. By restoring better motion and position to the joints adjustments help to block pain, reduce inflammation, and allow for greater pain free joint motion. Motion is life. Without the normal motion of the joint the discs or shock abosorbers wear out leading to degenerative arthritis. Receiving adjustments restore more normal movement and therefore may slow down the degenerative process.

In summary, there are many alternatives like chiropractic adjustments, glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate, and proteolytic enzymes, which are often less expensive and with much fewer side effects than over the counter or prescription medications.

Dr. Ginsberg has been practicing Gonstead chiropractic since 1990 and has had a private practice in Geneva Illinois since 1994 specializing in children and adults. Dr. G has post graduate training in pediatrics and pregnancy and is Webster Certified. In addition, he has 19 years experience with athletes ranging from the youth soccer player, weekend warrior adults to professional body builders. For more information or to contact Dr. Ginsberg:

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