Headaches

From an actual thank you card: “After years of being stuck on headache island, I feel like I’ve finally been rescued. I can’t thank you enough” - Glenda

Headaches? Here’s why you should consult the doctors at Maloney Chiropractic…

The majority of headaches stem from mechanical dysfunction of the upper neck and can be eased or eliminated with appropriate treatment. Headaches can be the result of trauma to the neck (as with whiplash or concussion injury) or the result of long-term strain on the neck structures from poor posture or ergonomics.

Common factors that influence headaches include inflammation, muscle spasm, postural alterations, soft tissue adhesion and fibrosis and nerve irritation. At Maloney Chiropractic, we offer a wide variety of treatment options tailored to treat your specific problems. In fact, our well-rounded approach allows us to successfully treat many cases of headaches where other treatments have failed.

Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation, Activator spinal adjustments, Trigger Point therapy and other soft tissue therapies, postural retraining exercises and stretches are some of the most common approaches that we use in alleviating headaches, though if it’s ever apparent that you need treatment beyond what we can provide, we can refer you to one of the many other health professionals that we trust.

We provide relief for many of the most common types of headaches. If you suffer from headaches, you owe it to yourself to call us…



A few important considerations about headaches:

Headaches may be the result of many different factors. While the majority of headaches stem from simple, benign causes, headaches can - in rare instances - be a sign of something more severe or even life-threatening. For this reason, all headaches should be taken seriously and be examined by a health professional as soon as possible.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, consider your headache to be an emergency and proceed to the hospital emergency immediately:

  • severe headache with sudden onset
  • headache pain that feels like an explosion or thunderclap
  • severe headache that is clearly your worst-ever headache
  • headache pain that is continuous and becoming worse
  • headache pain that persists following an injury to the head
  • headache accompanied by one or more of these symptoms
    • stiff neck
    • severe pain when bending over
    • confusion
    • convulsions
    • loss of consciousness
    • persistent, severe vomiting



Medical Disclaimer: All information on this site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding only. This information is not to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to your specific health and medical condition.

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