Headaches have multiple causes. Headaches arising from neck disorders, also called cervicogenic headaches, account for 15-20% of all headaches.
They will present with or without neck pain, are often brought on by increased stress, improper posture or following a trauma to the neck. Accordingly, cervicogenic headaches can usually be treated effectively by chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is a safe, non-invasive and effective approach to treating the cause of the headache and is aimed at restoring proper spinal alignment with the ultimate goal of improving functionality, reducing nerve irritability, restoring range of motion as well as decreasing muscle tensions in the neck.
Following a thorough consultation and a chiropractic, orthopedic and neurological examination, the chiropractic doctor will determine the cause of the headaches and come to a diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.