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man touching temples in painThrobbing pain. A dull ache. Sudden pain or “brain freeze” after eating ice cream. Pain on top of the head. As one of the most common pain conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating.

This type of discomfort often causes absenteeism from school or work. Those who experience frequent headaches may also find that their mental health is affected by anxiety or depression.

The Main Types

There are more than 150 types of headaches, which fall into two main categories: primary and secondary ones.


These headaches are those that aren’t due to another medical condition. This category includes:

  • Cluster
  • Migraine
  • New daily persistent headaches (NDPH)
  • Tension


This type is related to another condition, including:

  • Head injury
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Infection
  • Medication overuse
  • Sinus congestion
  • Trauma
  • Tumor

How Chiropractic Can Help

Adjustments may be an effective care option for tension headaches and headaches that start in the neck. At HealthyWays Integrated Wellness Solutions, we may suggest the use of certain durable medical equipment that helps relieve and correct cervical problems, which contribute to headaches. We may also recommend therapeutic exercises and stretches to get your body back to where it needs to be.

Posture correction is huge for clearing up the cause of headaches. Our providers will teach you how to remain conscious of your posture at home and at work, and how to remind yourself to stand up every half hour so you don’t get locked into any one position for too long.

We may also suggest nutritional and dietary changes that may be contributing factors and discuss the importance of proper supplementation. Certain nutritional supplements and dietary modifications can play a huge role in boosting your brain health and propelling you toward a pain-free life.

The Timeline of Care

It’s common for patients with a tension headache to feel immediate relief after an adjustment. Responding to chronic migraines can be a longer process that requires more posture correction exercises. By the end of their plan of care, many patients who had a migraine once a week only have a migraine once every two months or less.

Start Putting Chronic Pain Behind You

We can’t wait to see you smiling and pain-free. Schedule your visit now.



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