How Chiropractors Manage the Five Types of Headaches - Advanced Chiropractic Spine & Sports Medicine
12th February
How Chiropractors Manage the Five Types of Headaches

How Chiropractors Manage the Five Types of Headaches


Five types of headaches are common. They are sinus headache, rebound headache, migraine headache, caffeine headache, and tension headache. Each type has its own set of symptoms and causes. In this blog post, we will discuss how chiropractors manage each type of headache and provide some tips for headache relief.

Sinus Headache

It is caused by inflammation and congestion in the sinus cavities. It is often accompanied by a fever, facial pressure, and a green or yellow discharge from the nose. Chiropractors will use a variety of techniques to relieve the pressure and inflammation in the sinuses. This may include spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

Rebound Headache

This type of headache is caused by the overuse of headache medications. This means that too much medication has been used to treat headaches, and now the body needs more time between doses to function properly again. Chiropractors will recommend avoiding headache medications for a period of time or switching them out with other natural treatments like chiropractic care.

Migraine Headache

Migraine headache is the most common type of headache. It is a throbbing pain that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. Chiropractors will use a combination of techniques to relieve migraine pain, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

Caffeine Headache

Caffeine headache is caused by caffeine withdrawal. When caffeine is consumed, it blocks the effects of adenosine. Adenosine is a chemical in the brain that makes people feel tired. When caffeine is not consumed, the body produces more adenosine than usual, and this can cause headache symptoms. Chiropractors often recommend reducing or eliminating caffeine consumption to help relieve headache symptoms.

Tension Headache

Tension headache is caused by muscle tension in the head, neck, and shoulders. It can be very painful for some people, but others experience no pain with this type of headache. Chiropractors will use various techniques to relieve headache symptoms, including spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and acupuncture.

The chiropractor’s goal is to help you find pain relief and improve your overall health. If you are experiencing headaches, contact a chiropractor near you for an evaluation. You may be surprised at how chiropractic care can help!