About Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines are common symptoms of neck and head pain. There are three common type of headaches these are:

Cervicogenic Headaches

This pain originates from the neck and the pain is typically dull or aching in quality. This type of headache is often located in the back, upper sides of the head or in the temples, forehead or eye region. Cervicogenic can be located in one or more of these regions and can affect one or more sides of the head.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches often feel like a tight band across the head, they can also feel like pressure is being placed on the temples, the back of the head or neck and the forehead. The pain felt is often mild to moderate and does not increase with physical activity. If tension headaches are experienced regularly for at least six months the discomfort and pain can increase and can sometimes become disabling.

Migraines Headaches

Migraines are often disabling and severe in pain headaches that can have a multitude of side effects including vomiting and nausea, sensitivity to light, noise and smells. Migraines only normally occur on one side of the head, but the pain can shift between both sides of the head and it can also occur on both sides at the same time.
The body is interconnected and controlled by the spine and nervous system, if one part of the body is not functioning at its highest capacity another part of the body may be affected. This is sometimes the case with neck pain and a direct result of neck pain can be headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and lower back ache.

Pain and stiffness


Prickly tingling sensations in the arms and fingers


Sharp shooting pains radiating to the shoulder and/or the shoulder blades




Dull aches

Research is now showing that upper neck pain is an underlying cause for these three headache types. Other than upper neck pain there are other things that cause headaches including;

  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Medication side effects
  • Dental issues
  • Viral infections

Things that can cause Headaches and Migraines

The Treatment Options We Offer:

Research is now indicating that the main cause of headaches is upper cervical pain (upper neck pain). Upper Cervical pain is often caused by vertebrae’s becoming displaced and causing chronic head pain.

A Chiropractors approach to this is to adjust these displaced vertebrae and realign them. This may result in the easing of symptoms and may eliminate headaches.Chiropractic care has been proven to help with headaches and migraines through extensive research. At Bolton Spinal Health we offer care that aims to alleviate headaches and help you live your life in wellness.
Call us to discuss your concerns further: 01204 8488887

J.C. - Bolton, England

I have suffered with neck, shoulder and arm pain and the treatment I have received has really helped me. I would certainly recommend anyone who is suffering with pain to attend this clinic.


It has been fantastic to get some treatment that cures the cause and not just the symptoms.  I’m now pain free – Great!


Before coming for treatment I had severe discomfort in my lower back following an operation.  This caused problems with my posture.  I am now able to stand taller and walk more freely.


Seeing a Chiropractor has changed my life. Previously I was in pain most of the time and my quality of life was restricted. Now I know that there is hope for a future without pain.


This is a practice whose staff are friendly, helpful and professional.  My treatment is far from over (arthritic spine, hip surgery etc.) but I am certain that without it I should be in a far worse state than that which I presently enjoy.


Before any treatment, I was very stiff and did not have much movement in my neck.  I now have full movement in my neck.