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How Neck Issues Can Cause Severe Headaches

Taking painkillers may help your headache. But the relief is temporary, especially if it is connected to your neck. Neck issues can often cause headaches. 

Bones, interconnective tissues, nerves, and muscles closely link the neck and head. So, if the neck is in pain, it can also get passed on to the head. Neck pain is associated with several kinds of headaches. Sometimes, neck pain causes headaches, while muscles at the top of the neck can sometimes lead to severe headaches. 

So, to alleviate the pain from the core, come to Nordik chiropractic for a consultation with our headache chiropractor. In many cases a headache chiropractor can offer permanent pain relief, noninvasively, without the use any drugs.

What Are the Kinds of Headaches Caused By Neck Pain?  


Tension Headaches  

This is the most common kind of headache that we have to deal with quite frequently. These can become chronic or can last for a few minutes. One of the primary factors behind tension headaches is stress in the neck or back muscles. 

Other causes include: 

  • Subluxation of spinal and neck muscles

  • Additional stress

  • Poor posture

  • Auto accidents that affect the neck muscles.


The best way to counter tension headaches is to visit a chiropractor. A qualified headache chiropractor can provide lasting pain relief and prevention in the coming days.

At Nordik Chiropractic, we use the Gonstead Method to find the root cause of the headaches and counter it by gently readjusting the misalignments in the joints.



Migraine is often described as a debilitating pain in one area of the head and can last from four hours to 72 hours. The symptoms include nausea, sensitivity to sound and light, aura experiences, and vomiting. 

10 percent of people across the world are affected by migraine, and it occurs more commonly in women. In the US, migraine has affected about 17.1 percent of women and 5.6 percent of men.

Migraine symptoms can be debilitating, hindering even the simplest tasks.

While you can take medications for pain relief, visiting a headache chiropractor will help you get to the core of the problem and counter it naturally without any drugs or invasive treatment techniques.

Cervicogenic Headache  

This headache does not originate in the head. It develops from neck pain that slowly gets transferred to the head. Cervicogenic headaches are a result of nerve compression in the neck or whiplash from auto accidents.

Apart from these two, cervicogenic headaches can also develop from neck fractures, neck sprains, arthritis, and work and sleep posture. The pain in cervicogenic headaches is slightly different from other kinds of headaches.

In Cervicogenic headaches, you’ll feel the pain on one side of your head. The pain might start from the upper point of your neck, at the base of your skull, and travel up the head.


Occipital Neuralgia   

This headache develops from a pinched nerve caused by a neck injury, muscle tightness, or arthritis. In occipital neuralgia, the pain shoots through the occipital nerve and can feel like an electric shock. 

People have often described it as a sharp and stabbing pain. Apart from this symptom, you can also feel pain while moving your neck or behind the eyes. Occipital Neuralgia headaches are most commonly confused with migraine headaches.

How Can Nordik Chiropractic Help You Find Relief From Constant Headaches?  

At Nordik Chiropractic, we rely solely on manual alignments for specific corrective adjustment of the spine and joints to offer pain relief. Our treatment plan focuses on your headache’s root cause and uses the Gonstead method to identify and correct the problem.

Here are some ways our headache chiropractor can help you: 

  • We offer chiropractic treatment for neck pain that gently adjusts the specific cervical vertebrae that are out of proper alignment. This helps in relieving tension and reduces pain.

  • Our headache chiropractors work on your spine and joints. We can also advise on proper posture for our patients. Bad posture can lead to tension headaches, especially if you live a sedentary lifestyle and use computers frequently.

  • We use the Gonstead Method to not only diagnose but also to realign your spine and joints. This can help the inflamed muscles relax. Tension in muscles related to a pinched nerve, can lead to headaches.

  • We give lifestyle advice that will help you prevent chronic headaches. This includes physical exercises, diet plans, and stress management strategies.

  • Nordik Chiropractic is known for its holistic treatment plans. We look at all possible contributing factors behind your headache and reach the root cause behind the health condition.

  • Our treatment plans are all non-invasive and do not rely on drugs for any pain relief. Our headache chiropractors have specific training and years of experience practicing the Gonstead method. We are the only clinic in Jupiter and the surrounding areas to offer the Gonstead Method. We can help you get natural pain relief.


Headache Chiropractor

We recommend a thorough chiropractic diagnosis for headache relief. If appropriate, it is a safe natural solution. If you are interested in natural headache relief, schedule an appointment with us and get to know our customized treatment method.

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Our chiropractors and the rest of the welcoming team at Nordik Chiropractic are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension.

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