Chiropractor located in University Place, WA


While many headaches can be managed with self-care at home, recurring headaches need long-term solutions. Peter Atkins, DC, and the team at Atkins Chiropractic in University Place, Washington, have extensive experience in headache treatment. They offer innovative headache treatments. Contact the office or schedule an appointment online today to explore your options.

Can chiropractic care help with headaches?

Chiropractic care can be effective in managing various types of headaches, including tension headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic headaches. The cervicogenic headache is characterized by pain that starts in the neck and usually starts after neck movement.

The Atkins Chiropractic team uses specialized techniques to address underlying musculoskeletal issues that may contribute to headache symptoms. 

Their techniques include the Advanced Atlas Orthogonal, which focuses on the upper cervical spine. This area is especially relevant to headache symptoms since it supports the head and protects the brain stem. 

What causes headaches?

Headaches occur due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Muscle tension
  • Spinal misalignments
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Nerve irritation 

Chiropractic adjustments can correct spinal misalignments and improve spinal function, alleviating muscle tension and reducing nerve irritation.

What should I expect during a chiropractic appointment for headaches?

During your chiropractic appointment, the Atkins Chiropractic team thoroughly evaluates your symptoms, medical history, and spinal health. This may include orthopedic tests, neurological exams, and spinal assessments. 

Based on this evaluation, the team develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your specific headache symptoms.

They’ll use a variety of techniques to treat headaches, including gentle spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, therapeutic exercises, posture correction, and lifestyle modifications. These techniques restore spinal alignment, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall spinal health to alleviate headache symptoms.

Is chiropractic care safe for managing headaches?

Chiropractic care is safe when administered by a licensed and experienced chiropractor. The Atkins Chiropractic team has undergone extensive training to ensure the safe and effective delivery of chiropractic adjustments and techniques. 

Additionally, chiropractic care for headaches is non-invasive and drug-free, making it a safe alternative or complement to conventional headache treatments.

How long does it take to see results from chiropractic care for headaches?

How long it takes to get relief from headaches varies depending on the underlying causes of the headaches and your personal response. Some people may experience immediate relief following their first chiropractic session, while others may require several sessions to achieve significant improvement. 

The team monitors your progress and adjusts the plan to make sure you get effective relief. 

If you need headache care, contact Atkins Chiropractic by phone or use the online tool to schedule a visit.