Neck Pain & Headaches

Chiropractor & Weight Loss Specialist located in Tempe, AZ

Neck Pain & Headaches

Neck Pain & Headaches services offered in Tempe, AZ

Consider chiropractic care if you regularly get headaches and they negatively affect your quality of life. At Chirowell in Tempe, Arizona, doctor of chiropractic Jae Chang, DC, provides holistic and noninvasive treatments for different types of headaches, including cluster, tension, and cervicogenic headaches. Call Chirowell today to request a headache consultation or book online.

Neck Pain & Headaches Q&A

What are headaches?

A headache describes discomfort or tension in your face, head, or neck. 

Everyone gets headaches occasionally. Often, they occur because of stress or poor posture, but headaches can also point to more serious underlying issues. If you regularly get headaches, don’t wait to seek treatment at Chirowell. 

What are the types of headaches?

At Chirowell, Dr. Chang treats several types of headaches, including:

Primary headaches

These headaches occur because of issues with the pain receptors in your brain or body. These headaches develop suddenly and can run in families. Common primary headaches include migraines, tension, and cluster headaches.

Secondary headaches

These headaches occur because of lifestyle factors or underlying medical issues. For example, if you have chronic neck pain, you might develop headaches. You might also get a secondary headache if you’re dehydrated, hungry, or trying to quit smoking.

When should I see a chiropractor about headaches?

Make an appointment with Dr. Chang if you start getting headaches more often than usual. That’s especially true if your symptoms don’t improve with rest, drinking water, or activity modification. A chiropractic consultation can identify the source of your headaches and help you feel better.

How are headaches diagnosed?

Dr. Chang reviews your health charts and asks about your symptoms, including what the headaches feel like, how often they occur, and how long they last. Next, he inquires about your lifestyle, including if you smoke, how much caffeine you drink each day, and your sleep habits. 

Then, Dr. Chang completes a physical exam. If he suspects an underlying issue, like a tumor or a problem with your central nervous system, he might also order diagnostic imaging, like CT scans or an MRI. These procedures capture photos of your brain and the surrounding tissues.

How are headaches treated?

At Chirowell, Dr. Chang treats headaches using an integrative and holistic approach. Depending on the type of headache and your symptoms, he might recommend:

  • Zone Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physiotherapy
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Proper ergonomics to improve your posture
  • Whole-body vibration
  • Spinal hygiene
  • Staying hydrated
  • Eating a balanced diet

If your headaches occur because of lifestyle factors, like stress or smoking, Dr. Chang might also recommend meditation, mindfulness activities, or smoking cessation.

Call Chirowell today to learn more about the treatment options for headaches or click the online booking feature.