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Tension headaches


Tension headaches in particular may prompt visits to the chiropractor as these can occur from contracted and tense muscles in the neck and back. Anytime the spinal nerves are irritated or compromised in some way, headaches can occur due to nerve or tissue pressure. Problems with the spine, including the neck and back areas are often missed and don't receive examination. They can cause quite painful headaches and head pain may become chronic.

Headaches are one of the most common presenting complaints to our clinic. Migraines, Tension headaches and Cervicogenic headaches all have quite seperate symptoms and causes, all may respond well to preventative care. Call us on 01823 336 886

Cervicogenic Headaches


A cervicogenic headache is caused by the cervical spine (the neck) and can occur from an lack of mobility in the upper cervical area. Chiropractic care is thought to be very helpful for this type of headache because it can correct the source directly.


It is also suggested as a helpful treatment for other types of headaches such as common tension type headaches, because they may share the same cervical element.


Tension headaches in particular can benefit from spinal manipulation, acupuncture, massage and rehabilitation, as this can relax and stretch tense neck muscles and joints that are over-working, then strengthen other supportive muscles to prevent recurrence.

Migraine Headaches


Migraines are severely painful, recurrent headaches that are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms such as visual disturbances (aura) or nausea. There are two types of migraine – migraine with aura (formerly called common migraines) and migraine without aura (formerly called classic migraines).Although there is no cure for migraines, you can manage the condition by reducing the frequency of attacks and lessening pain once an attack starts.


Because migraine headaches are so complicated and disabling we have given them their own seperate page on the website. 

Please click here to visit the migraines page

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Managing and preventing headaches can be tricky.

We're lucky to have a number of clinicians and therapists in hand to help treat your headaches.

Our Osteopath and massage therapists, as well as our Chiropractor are available to discuss your care, based not only on evidence based, effective treatment, but on your preferences.


Treatment options include;

  • Massage

  • Acupuncture

  • Joint manipulation/mobilisation

  • Rehabilitation exercises


Feel free to call and discuss your particular headaches on 01823 336 886, we're here to help.

A multi-disciplinary approach to Headaches at Taunton Chiropractors

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