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Headaches in Hamilton

Throbbing pain. A dull ache. Sudden pain or “brain freeze” after eating ice cream. Pain on the top of the head. As one of the most common pain conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating.

The Main Types

There are more than 150 types of headaches, which fall into two main categories: primary and secondary ones. Primary ones are those that aren’t due to another medical condition. The category includes cluster, migraine, new daily persistent headaches (NDPH), and tension.

Secondary ones are related to another condition, including head injury, high blood pressure (hypertension), infection, medication overuse, sinus congestion, trauma, and tumor.

Our Multifaceted Approach

At Stevenson Chiropractic & Wellness, we have helped hundreds of community members decrease their headache frequency and severity. Some patients’ head pain has resolved completely and has not returned.

Here are primary approaches we take to addressing this type of pain:

  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Spinal mobilizations and manipulations
  • Stretches and exercise
  • Workplace and job modification or ergonomics
  • Proper use of computer and laptop setup
  • Nutritional advice
  • Lifestyle modifications

Frequently Asked Questions

How long until you typically notice relief?

Typically, patients notice some relief after the first session, whether it be feeling lighter, looser, or less tension. To notice the headaches decrease in severity or frequency, it usually takes 2-4 weeks, depending on the type the person is experiencing.

Can eliminating certain foods help relieve my pain?

Yes, nutritional advice will help decrease the severity and frequency of certain headaches. Eating certain foods can also help decrease head discomfort.

How does physiotherapy help with this condition?

Physiotherapy can help people with headaches through education on energy conservation, soft tissue release of tight structures, strengthening of neck and shoulder stabilizers, and progress to their daily functional activities at ease.

How does massage therapy help?

Massage therapy can help by utilizing soft tissue therapy techniques aimed at alleviating muscle tension through the upper back and neck.

Book an Appointment

You don’t have to put up with persistent headaches. Take that first step toward getting relief from your pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Headache Relief Hamilton ON | (905) 544-5787