Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and migraines are major health problems in our society.  People sometimes confuse headaches and migraines but they are two different problems.  We can help you to differentiate between the two and get you on the path to recovery.

Studies show that more than 95% of people experience headaches.  If you were to survey the population at any given time, 11% of men and 23% of women would be experiencing a headache.

Despite the fact that it is quite prevalent, it is not “normal” to have head pain.  It’s a warning sign that something isn’t right.  Migraines affect 8% of men and 25% of the women.  The symptoms are slightly different with migraines (compared to headaches) and they can be quite debilitating, with profound effects on people’s quality of life.  But there is hope!

There are many studies showing chiropractic care to be in the effective treatment for headaches and migraines.  In our office, we have had hundreds of successful cases over the last 15 years.  No two cases are the same and each one needs to be thoroughly evaluated to determine the cause and the best treatment approach.

Generally speaking, headaches and migraines are often caused by problems in the spine because the nerves to the head originate in the neck.  Postural stress and mechanical problems can put a strain on these nerves and other tissues resulting in head pain.  There can be other causes for headaches as well.

There are two problems with taking pills for headaches.  First, pills only mask the symptoms but don’t deal with the cause.  When the pills wear off the pain comes back.  The second is that there are harmful effects to your internal organs (such as the liver and kidneys) when taking painkillers.  The adverse effects often outweigh any benefit.

If you or someone you love has been suffering from headaches or migraines, please call our office at (204) 943-7200, or complete the online form to ‘Book an Appointment’ for direct submission to our office, and we will be happy to contact you immediately with an appointment time.

NOTE:  If you are suffering from your first or your worst headache ever, please go to to the emergency department at your local hospital.