Chiropractic & Headaches

 Do you have a headache: 

  • Associated with tension or stiffness in the neck
  • Worse with certain activities or positions of the neck
  • Related to stress or busy periods
  • Tension at the base of the skull
  • Occurring regularly

Having a headache is frustrating as it affects how you think, how you feel and how you function.

Most people assume that the headache itself is the problem but a headache is your body’s way of tapping you on the shoulder, saying ‘notice me, notice me’ to let you know that some part of your body is out of balance.

While most people tell you that popping pills temporarily fixes the pain, it doesn’t deal with why you had a headache in the first place. At Chiropractic Balance we ask ‘What is the cause of your Headaches?’

Cervicogenic Headaches have a cause originating from the neck due to an imbalance in the spine, muscles and nerves (1). Medication may reduce the pain but it often doesn’t solve the underlying problem.

The good news is help is at hand: Studies have shown that Chiropractic care can improve migraines and cervicogenic headaches (2). A 2019 study also showed that Chiropractic was more effective than mobilisation and exercises for cervicogenic headaches (3).

Our Chiropractors’ specialise in identifying and dealing with imbalances in the spine, muscles and nerves. We want to give you the best chance to get out of pain and keep you like that so you can do the things you enjoy.

If you have headaches, at your first visit we will review your history and do a thorough examination to see if imbalance may be causing your headaches. If it is, we will begin working on improving it. But we don’t stop there, usually the cause of headaches is multifaceted. We examine the rest of your spine and body to see if it’s contributing, and look at your lifestyle for what might have caused the imbalance in the first place. We help you focus on making supportive changes that can include exercise, nutrition, posture and well-being.


(2) Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.

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Effective Methods for Pain Relief

Chiropractic can help you deal with your headaches without popping pills. It is a safe and effective method at correcting the cause of headaches.

More questions? Find out more about your first visit, or take our Quiz to find out if Chiropractic Balance can help you.

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FAQs about Chiropractic & Headaches

Will the Chiropractor crack my neck?

The intent of a Chiropractic adjustment is o restore balance to the nerves, joints and muscles. A very effective and popular technique that Chiropractors use to achieve this is a manual specific manipulation to a joint that is out of a balance.

Dr Roz is a highly trained professional and has had years of experience. Her patients report that the procedure looks and sounds uncomfortable and unusual, however it does not hurt. Specific manipulations are very safe, simple and gentle.

What are the four common causes of headaches?

Other than spinal imbalance causing tension headaches, the three other common causes of dehydration, tiredness and eye strain. If you have ruled these three out and you are still getting headaches, it is likely chiropractic may help.


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