Why Chiropractic / Chiropractic for Headaches

Scientific evidence indicates that many headaches are caused by injured structures in the neck, particularly the upper neck.


If neck and spine dysfunction is causing your headaches, chiropractic care might be the effective approach.


More than 90 percent of headaches can be classified as tension-type headaches.

  • Tension-related headache sufferers experience mild to moderate pain on both sides of the head, a similar feeling to having something tight pressing or wrapped around the head.
  • Migraines are periodic, severe and throbbing head-aches that usually hurt on one side of the head. It may case a loss of appetite, nausea and even vomiting and may involve a visual change called aura.
  • Cervicogenic headaches are a neuro-musculoskeletal form of tension headache that is defined as a pain originating in the cervical spine or neck area, and refers to the head.


Significant evidence suggests that chiropractic care is effective in reducing the frequency and the severity of migraine, tension and cervicogenic type headaches.

Other natural forms of therapy that have shown benefits are:

  • Nutrition therapy and supplements such as Bco, Magnesium, herbal, spice and phytonutrients.
  • Dry needling and exercise therapy that targets the muscles and body areas that are known to cause headaches.