Can Chiropractic Help With Headaches?

Patients often come to Falcon Chiropractic Harrogate due to headaches, in fact almost 80% of us will experience occasional headaches from time to time. There are many factors as to why someone may experience a headache. As a Chiropractor I often find myself addressing patients headaches.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), In-order to have a headache one of the following structures must be involved…

- The Neck

- The Musculature of the scalp

- The sheath that covers the brain.

Headaches may be caused by:

- Dysfunctional joints of the neck and spine

- Visual strain

- Dehydration

- Stress

- Poor nutrition

- Trauma/injury

What are the most common types of headaches?

1. Tension headaches, originating from cramps or spasms of the muscles surrounding the head and neck.

2. Cervicogenic headaches, which originate from the neck due to joint dysfunction.

Can Chiropractic help with headaches?

Yes, as the biggest culprit of headaches is the neck. According to a study carried out across 3 continents, 1 in 10 Chiropractic patients undergo care inorder to treat headaches alone. Chiropractors are able to help relieve headaches using specific adjusting techniques in order to free up stiff immobile joints and relax off the surrounding musculature of the neck and head. Alongside this Chiropractors are trained to identify any contributing lifestyle factors that may be aggravating the condition.


Headaches are common. 10% of Chiropractic patients take up care to address headaches and migraines. There are many different causes of headaches. Chiropractors can help with headaches and migraines.

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