Headache Relief

Headache Relief in Honolulu, HI

Not only is headache painful, but it is also disabling. In the Global Burden of Disease Study, updated in 2013, migraine on its own was found to be the sixth highest cause worldwide of years lost due to disability (YLD). Headache disorders collectively were third highest." - World Health Organization

What causes Headaches?

Most people have experienced the throbbing or stabbing pain of a headache and because the head controls the rest of the body it is hard to ignore. There are several types of headaches and the exact cause can be complex.

Headaches are NOT normal.

Recurring headaches are a sign that something is wrong and should not be ignored. Aspirin, ibuprofen and other medications may temporarily mask the symptoms but they do nothing to correct the source of the problem.


As long as the problem remains the headaches will continue to come back

Vertebrogenic Headaches are caused by problems with the cervical spine. These headaches may be felt in the back, sides and front of the head or in the front of the face or neck.

Chronic irritation of the nerve roots between the vertebrae can be caused by changes to the normal curvature of the cervical spine caused by trauma, degenerative arthritis or poor posture.

The onset of pain is often acute and may also cause muscle contractions in the neck that can often trigger tension headaches as well.

Pain is the body’s way of alerting us that something is wrong. It is unwise to ignore these signals and treat just the symptoms with pain drugs.

How can Dr. Timothy Luke, Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist, help?

Dr. Timothy Luke is highly experienced in finding the causes of the headaches as well as relieving the immediate pain. He can determine whether the pain is due to a physical or structural problem and correct it.

In most cases a series of spinal adjustments to return misaligned vertebrae to their normal position can relieve pressure on the irritated nerve roots.

Relaxation exercises and lifestyle changes may be suggested to avoid future headaches. Medical management of headaches usually involves some type of medication that can result in unwanted side effects or dependencies.

Ho’ola Chiropractic offers a natural and safe approach to relieving and preventing future headaches.