Have you ever had a headache? Chances are, the answer is yes. Headaches cause over 40 million Americans to suffer. There are many different types of headaches one can experience. Tension, migraine, sinus, and cluster headaches are just a few. The good news is, many of them are treatable with conservative care. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective solution for many types of headaches.

Headaches can be due to lifestyle, diet, medication, lack of sleep, chronic conditions, and much more. Ultimately, though, headaches are caused by chemical activity, nerves, and blood supply in the brain. Disruptions in the normal state of these can cause different types of pain and sensitivity to the cranial structures.

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Types of headaches:

  • Tension: most common type, may be associated with muscle spasms and neck pain, typically occur in the afternoon/evening
  • Migraine: may be associated with an “aura” or spotty vision, as well as nausea and vomiting, may last 2-3 days, maybe aggravated by light and sound
  • Cluster: least common type, may be associated with allergies, can last for 1-2 hours and occur 3-4 times a day, may awaken you from sleep, eye-watering
  • Sinus: may be associated with pain in the cheeks and above the eyes, nasal drainage may also be present.

Conservative and alternative forms of treatment can help with headaches. Some examples are Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, and CBD Oil.

Many types of headaches respond very well to chiropractic treatment. For common tension headaches, only a couple of treatments are required for extended relief from your nagging pain.

Headaches come in all shapes and sizes. Chiropractic can help many of them.

Acupuncture and headaches



Neck pain is the second most common condition seen in a chiropractic office. Common causes include things such as posture, an injury, and arthritis. The doctors will discuss the onset, symptoms, and pain patterns to determine what assessments can and should be done.


Combination of Dry needling, Active Release through jaw, suboccipitals, upper trapezius muscles, manual stretching and mobilization of jaw, Chiropractic adjustment through neck and upper back. Trial of care 2x/week for 2 weeks. Additional self management strategies such as a night guard or stretching may be recommended depending on the case. 


Postural assessments, palpation, possibly X-rays, and tests of motion and mobility will be done to diagnose where the neck pain is coming from and why.


During treatment some progress/change should be noted at each visit. If no progress is being made after 2-3 visits a re-evaluation may be necessary leading to a change in plan. If the treatment is working, visits may extend past 2 weeks to achieve maximum medical improvement.

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