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How Effective is Headache Treatment with Chiropractic Care?

Written By Breen Chiropractic Clinic, PC on April 30, 2020

Headache TreatmentEvery year, thousands of patients seek over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication for headache relief. But did you know that there’s a natural headache treatment that’s an even more effective alternative? 

Chiropractic care for headaches is drug-free, non-invasive, and takes care of the root cause of the problem once and for all. On the other hand, pain medications only mask the pain for a short while. 

Different Types of Headaches That Chiropractic Care Can Treat

Depending on the type of headache, chiropractors are trained to apply a range of hands-on techniques to provide you with quick headache relief. 

Tension Headaches

This is the most common type of headache caused by sustained contractions of your neck and head muscles. This can be a result of poor posture, neck injury, upper back injury, and improper sleeping positions, as well as excessive stress or anxiety. The headaches are usually mild to moderate and can last for several days. Many sufferers describe the pain as a tight band around the head emanating from the temporal region or base of the skull. 

Cervicogenic Headaches

These headaches are caused by injuries to neck muscles, soft tissues, and bone structures. The resulting pain is in the head, usually starting from the back of the head toward the front. 

The headache may be accompanied by sensitivity to light, ringing in the ears, and nausea. It may intensify when you look up at the ceiling, move your neck, or apply pressure to the affected neck or head muscles. 


Often, migraine headaches come with a throbbing or pulsing sensation accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound. It may last for a few hours or up to several days. Painkillers usually mask the pain for a little while but don’t get rid of the problem completely. 

Find Natural Headache Treatment in Manassas

To treat tension headaches, chiropractors utilize a range of spinal manipulation techniques, therapeutic stretches, and counseling on some lifestyle modifications.

At Breen Chiropractic Clinic, our professional team is dedicated to providing the best possible chiropractic therapy care for quick pain relief. Dr. Robert Breen has years of experience treating a wide range of musculoskeletal issues using different techniques and modalities. 

Visit our locations in Manassas (703) 368-4040 and in Warrenton (540) 349-7744 today or call to book an appointment.

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