Headaches / Migraines

Possible causes, symptoms, and the benefits of chiropractic care

Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck.

What are Headaches and Migraines?

Headaches and migraines are two of the most common types of pain that people experience. While headaches are typically milder and more localized, migraines are more severe and can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

Possible Headache Causes

There are several possible causes of headaches and migraines, including stress, poor posture, neck and shoulder tension, dehydration, and certain foods or environmental triggers.

Headache Migraines


The symptoms of headaches and migraines can vary depending on the individual and the underlying cause. Some common symptoms include:
  • Throbbing or pounding pain
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Visual disturbances

How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Headaches?

Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to manage headaches and migraines. At Family Chiropractic & Wellness we use a variety of techniques to address the underlying cause of your pain, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and lifestyle modifications.

Each individual’s case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of chiropractic care can be determined. However, in most cases of tension headaches, significant improvement is accomplished through manipulation of the upper two cervical vertebrae, coupled with adjustments to the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine. This is also helpful in most cases of migraine headaches, as long as food and lifestyle triggers are avoided as well.

Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Here are some of the benefits of chiropractic care for headaches and migraines
  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Improves range of motion and flexibility
  • Enhances overall wellness and quality of life
  • Reduces the need for medication
  • Addresses the root cause of the problem rather than just masking the symptoms

Get Your Headaches Under Control

If you are experiencing headaches or migraines, don’t suffer in silence. Our chiropractic offices in Woodstock and Atlanta, GA can help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a pain-free life.