Headaches And Migraines

Woman with headache and migraine

Understanding Headaches

Researchers are still trying to understand headaches. They vary so widely in the way they present themselves and appear to have a wide range of causes that are still not clear, that it makes it difficult to fully understand why people suffer from headaches and how to prevent them. But research has shown that some treatments are more effective than others.

We know that some headaches are caused by tension in the body, such as pressure on nerves in the spine, while others may result from certain stimuli, such as when certain foods seem to trigger migraines. As your chiropractic team, it is our goal to identify the source of your headaches as best we can and provide you with treatments that will help lessen or eliminate your symptoms.

Tension Headaches

The majority of the headaches people suffer from are tension headaches. The tension in the body, often the neck, leads to an ache in the head. The pain may be caused by pressure on nerves, muscle tension or other causes. Chiropractic care can be very effective in treating tension headaches. By identifying where the tension is and working to lessen that tension, we can often reduce or eliminate the headaches.


Migraines still remain somewhat of a mystery to researchers, but we have found that lifestyle changes can help treat migraines. By advising you on how to avoid common triggers, such as migraine-inducing foods, we can help you lessen your migraine symptoms. An ocular migraine is an episode of vision loss in one eye, usually lasting less than one hour.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Headaches

It's a good idea to call a chiropractor in Greenwich, CT If you are suffering from recurring or chronic headaches or migraines. There are a variety of treatments that we have found helpful, including:

Chiropractic Adjustments

When your spine becomes misaligned, such as after an injury, it can put pressure on the nerves in your spine. Pressure on the nerves can cause pain alone, but it can also lead to muscle tightening and spasms which can aggravate the situation. Adjustments allow us to realign the vertebrae to relieve pressure and reduce tension.

Spinal Decompression

Stretching your back can help to relieve tension, which in turn can lessen the symptoms of tension headaches.

Laser Therapy

Dr. Gailes is currently the only chiropractor in Greenwich, CT offering Class IV Laser Therapy. Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and speed up recovery times for all types of injuries. Laser therapy will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and can complement chiropractic adjustments or be used as an independent form of treatment.

Lifestyle Advice

Migraine sufferers, in particular, can benefit from lifestyle advice to help avoid many of the common stimuli that can cause migraines. We can advise you on changes you can make to protect yourself from migraines.

Call Us For Chiropractic Service in Greenwich

If you are suffering from headaches and looking for chiropractic service in Greenwich, please contact us. Call 203-983-5426 today to schedule your appointment.