People often come to a chiropractor for their headache after other treatments have not worked or if they have heard of other people getting good results.
Firstly, the cause of the headache needs to be identified. A detailed discussion about the location, level of pain, how long the headache has been there and other information like aggravating and relieving factors, all help point to what type of headache is present. Thankfully, sinister headaches coming from such causes as strokes, brain tumours or infections are quite rare, with the majority of headaches due to nerve irritation and muscle tension.
A severe headache, worse than you have ever had before, together with a temperature or dizziness and balance problems, should have a medical review immediately. The mainstay of the chiropractic approach is the correction (adjustment) of the areas of joint, nerve and muscle dysfunction in the upper neck area. The ideas given are discussed next.