The causes of headaches are numerous. Your Chiropractor is trained to diagnose the varying causes of headaches and as such can recommend a suitable treatment program. Chiropractic treatment has been shown to be highly effective for prevention of migraines and cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by referred pain from the neck).
Cervicogenic headaches are caused by referred pain from both the bony and soft tissue structures of the neck and can result from poor postural habits and even front sleepers who spend a good percentage of the night with the head in rotation.
The pain in a cervicogenic headache can mimic that of a migraine or a tension headache and as such diagnosis can be difficult and so the Cervicogenic Headache International Study Group came up with criteria to make diagnosis easier.
*In accordance with Bronfort et al. chiropractic & osteopathy 2010, 18:3: manual therapy (which may include spinal manipulation, mobilsation or massage) has shown moderate or high quality evidence for cervicogenic headaches.