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Headache Relief in San Jose

sitting at table with headacheThrobbing 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 conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to highly debilitating.

Headaches often cause absenteeism from school or work. Those who experience frequent headaches may find that their mental health is impacted as well in the form of anxiety or depression.

There are more than 150 types of headaches, but the one chiropractors address most is a cervicogenic headache. This type of discomfort is a pain that’s felt in the head, although it originates in the neck. A cervicogenic headache is a symptom of joint or muscular dysfunction in the neck area, often caused by tension, poor posture, or cervical misalignment.

How Chiropractic Can Help

At New Hope Chiropractic, we seek to address the root cause of headaches, be very specific to the joint or the muscle, and then try to mobilize it and release the actual cause of it.

Drs. Daniel Chun, Rich Jae Ho Roh and Jack Vong use precise, accurate chiropractic adjustments to correct the misalignment and restore proper function to the cervical spine or the neck area. Some patients prefer stronger adjustments, so we can adjust manually using the Diversified or Gonstead Technique. For patients who prefer softer techniques, we can use Activator Methods®.

Chiropractic adjustments will alleviate the tension and improve the mobility of the neck, reducing the frequency and intensity of your headaches. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan and incorporate adjustments, exercises, and lifestyle recommendations to help relieve your headaches.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other drug-free ways to reduce headache pain?

You may want to try relaxation techniques, yoga, or acupuncture which may help.

Can eliminating certain foods help relieve my headaches?

Quite possibly. For example, Parmesan cheese, dark chocolate, and red wine can cause headaches in many people. If you notice you get a headache after consuming these or other foods and beverages, eliminating them from your diet is recommended.

When should I seek immediate care for a headache?

You should seek attention if you have an unusually severe headache or gradually worsens. You also need immediate care if your headache follows a blow to the head or is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, confusion, decreased alertness, or memory.

Other warning signs include visual disturbances, slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or seizures. If you experience any of the above, it’s crucial that you seek immediate medical attention.

How long does it take to get relief?

There’s no specific timeline because some patients respond quickly after one or two adjustments. Depending on your condition, however, it might take a few weeks.

Book an Appointment

If you’re suffering from headaches, we want to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment.



Headache Treatment San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino CA | (408) 260-8292