• Blog >
  • Can Chiropractic Care Help with Tension Headaches?
RSS Feed

Can Chiropractic Care Help with Tension Headaches?

Can Chiropractic Care Help
with Tension Headaches?

At Millar Chiropractic Clinics, we understand that it can be difficult to find a sanctuary from the stress of our busy world. Stress hits us from all directions in the form of tension headaches. Especially now with the COVID-19 pandemic, stay at home orders, and so many living in fear or this virus. If you are suffering from frequent tension headaches or migraines, our chiropractor is ready to assist you. Headaches are one our our areas of clinic excellence and specialization. We have years of experience providing residents of Madison and Huntsville, AL relief from tension headaches with chiropractic care. 

Symptoms of Tension Headaches

Almost 90 percent of all adults in the U.S. experience headaches. The majority of those are produced by tension. Some common symptoms of a tension headache are:

  • Originates at the back of the head and moves forwards over the sides and top
  • The muscle tightens in the neck, jaw, and shoulders
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Vice-like squeezing pain or dull pressure around the head
  • Problems eating
  • Pressure or pain or on both sides of the head

Causes of Tension Headaches

Frequent triggers of tension headaches include:

  • Stress
  • Eyestrain
  • Overexertion
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Clenching the jaw
  • Neck or head injury
  • Hormonal changes
  • Grinding teeth
  • Alcohol and/or drugs
  • Certain medications (even some medications for headaches that often cause rebound headaches)
  • Arthritis
  • Dehydration
  • Holding one’s head in the same position for too long
  • Sleeping in an awkward position or a cold room
  • Sleeping on the wrong pillow or a bad mattress

Can a Chiropractor Help?

Duke University studied headaches and chiropractic. A large study was conducted in 2001 by Duke University's Evidence-Based Practice Center for Clinical Health Policy Research (1). The goal was set to identify and summarize from controlled trials, the efficacy of behavioral and physical treatments for tension-type and cervicogenic headaches.

Conclusions With Regard to Chiropractic:

  • Cervical manipulation was associated with significant improvements in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.
  • Adverse effects are uncommon with manipulation, and this may be one of its appeals over drug treatment.
  • Manipulation is effective in patients with tension cervicogenic headaches...

Chiropractic care provides natural and successful treatments for tension headaches and migraines. Our chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system to identify the root cause of your headaches and create a chiropractic care plan to address it. Depending on your needs, our chiropractor may perform adjustments to realign your vertebrae and spine, use massage and other treatments that promote relaxation of your muscles, and suggest lifestyle changes. The exact combination of services will vary depending on the cause, severity, and frequency of your headaches.

Chiropractor in Huntsville and Madison, AL

If you are seeking headache and migraine relief, Millar Chiropractic Clinics is ready to assist you. For more information on how chiropractic care relieves headaches or to schedule an appointment, call us at (256) 830-0000.

(1) McCrory DC, Penzien DB, Hasselblad V, Gray RN. Evidence Report: Behavioral and Physical Treatments for Tension-type and Cervicogenic Headache. Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center for Clinical Health Policy Research. - 2001 

Act Now - Get A Free Consultation/Meeting With the Doctor To Discuss Your Problem

Fill out this form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Business Information

Millar Chiropractic Clinics -
Appointment Center (All Clinics)

Huntsville, Madison, and Jones Valley Alabama

Book an Online Appointment Here

Local Phone: (256) 830-0000
Toll Free: 1-800 Go Chiro (1-800-462-4476)


Millar Chiropractic Clinics - Corporate Office

Millar Chiropractic Associates, Inc.
PO Box 21157
Huntsville, Alabama 35813
303 Williams Ave SW, Suite 133
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Millar Chiropractic Clinics - Corporate Office

Phone: (256) 519-3550

Email Us at [email protected]


Millar Chiropractic-Madison AL

Dr. Jeff Kerby, DC
1908 Slaughter Rd
Madison AL 35758
(256) 430-2700


Millar Chiropractic-Huntsville AL (Jones Valley)

Dr. Justin Walbom, DC (by appointment)
2124 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Ste 150
Huntsville, AL 35802
(256) 713-1830


Millar Chiropractic-Huntsville AL (Downtown)

Dr Joan Brown, DC
Dr Greg Millar DC CCEP
2021 Clinton Ave W, Ste A
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 539-2000


Alabama Laser Spine Decompression

Dr. Greg Millar, DC CCEP
303 Williams Ave SW, Ste 134
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
(256) 539-1000

americal spine & rehab

American Spine & Rehab

Dr. Jack Langston, DC
2021 Clinton Ave W, Suite E
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
(256) 519-6800


Find us on the map

© 2002-2020 Millar Chiropractic Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may be copied or reproduced without expressed written consent.  See our Notices and Disclaimers page and Terms of Use page on this website (under info) as they restrict your rights herein.  

Millar Chiropractic Associates, Inc., is the franchisor and marketing company for Millar Chiropractic and Millar Chiropractic Clinics.  Each franchise clinic is independently owned and operated.  Each franchise clinic practices as a separate group practice from the other clinic corporations with each having its own unique NPI (National Provider Identifier) number.  

Free* Consultation - A Free consultation is just that. A 15-20 minute meeting to talk about your problems and our possible solutions. It is up to YOU to determine if you can receive Free* services. Some insurance do not allow Free services. No Exams preformed at the Free consultation. No Chiropractic treatment or adjustments given at the Free consultation. Should the person receiving the Free* services as outline above be accepted as a patient of the individual franchise Millar Chiropractic Clinic then additional regular charges for treatment will be incurred in individual cases as needed for related services. This offer only to new consultations and does not apply to existing patients, personal injury, or workers comp consultations. Cash value of Free* consultation $0.01. 

For all services, results vary patient to patient in individual cases.  No guarantee is made for services performed.  No warranty is made on supplements,  over the counter purchases or durable medical equipment.  We make no claim that the services provided are better than or superior to the services of other doctors or equipment.

Persons appearing in pictures and videos on this website are not necessary patients, doctors or staff and may be paid actors.