Headaches may be common, but they’re not normal. There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, you want it to end. The most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins. Sometimes they are a combination of these and other factors.
Our examination process helps identify the most likely underlying cause of the headache.
The headache may be due to the vertebrae being out of alignment, which can cause the muscles of the upper shoulder and neck to tighten. The combination of the misalignment and tight muscles can cause pressure on nerves. In the case of a misalignment of the vertebrae, the chiropractor uses specific adjustments to correct this. The pressure on the nerves are then reduced, allowing the neck and shoulder muscles to relax, which may then relieve the headache or migraine.