Primary (not due to another condition) headaches are migraine, tension and cervicogenic headaches. Chiropractic has been shown to be an effective treatment for both migraine and cervicogenic (stemming from the neck) headaches. Typically, patients are also advised to add moderate exercise to their daily routine as a mode of stress relief, avoid any food triggers, and in general avoid other contributing factors. Acupuncture using Traditional Chinese Medicine differentiation and diagnosis applies a patient-centered combination of acupuncture points in order to address the specific headache in each patient.
Sinusitis is a common cause of secondary headaches. The pain is in the face, particularly in the morning, and often an associated cough is due to postnasal drip. When sinusitis is chronic it often goes unnoticed as a cause of problems. Acupuncture and mobilization techniques can relieve the symptoms and congestion, in conjunction with medication, if needed.