There are many different types of headaches that can be caused by many different reasons. Chiropractors deal with those headaches that have a musculoskeletal element to the cause by combining a range of treatments and advice. Other types of headaches may also be able to be helped with certain lifestyle modifications. The most common types of headache that chiropractors help with are: Cervicogenic, Tension and Migraines.
The general musculoskeletal causes of these 3 main types of headaches include tightness of muscles in the neck and shoulders, stiff and restricted joints in the neck and irritated nerves in the neck. Combining chiropractic treatments to help improve joint alignment and mobility, reduce muscle tension and improve muscle strength with self help measures e.g. drinking enough water, stretches, neck exercises or correcting posture is an effective way to eliminate these headaches.