Chiropractic methods can be effective in relieving the pain of various types of headaches. Rather than taking medicine, a consultation with a chiropractor provides solutions to the underlying cause of the pain. Headaches can be reduced in severity, frequency and duration under chiropractic care.


Speaking to an interviewer, Dr. R. Eric Sanders D.C. explained, “There are several different types of headaches that have been identified and categorized by the type of pain, duration and location of the pain. Some of the best known headache categories are tension, migraine, cluster, and stress headaches.”

“The causes of headache are as widely varied as the types” he continues. “Tension headaches feel as if there is a band being tightened around the head and are often caused by stress. Allergies, sinus congestion, and infection can cause headache pain. Also, fatigue due to poor sleeping habits can create the physical triggers that bring on a headache. Migraine headaches are even more complicated, and more study is needed to determine what triggers affect the onset of the pain.”

Dr. R. Eric Sanders, a Layton area chiropractic doctor states, “The type of headache has a direct correlation to different areas of the spine. Tension headaches may be due to stress or fatigue, for instance. Migraine headaches have a different set of triggers and causes. There are other types of head pain as well. Our first step is to identify the type of headache and which factors might be involved in the onset of the pain and other symptoms.”

He continues, “Our services include a holistic chiropractic approach based on sound medical knowledge. In addition to care for multiple types of headache, we emphasize care for whiplash, auto injuries, migraines, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, herniated discs, sports injuries, extremity injuries, pediatric and geriatric care. We offer chiropractic care, pain management, nutritional counseling and physical rehabilitation. We can help reverse the effects of injuries caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and poor lifting habits. At Sanders Chiropractic and Wellness, we use the latest advances in nutrition and therapy to help you meet your health care goals.”

A variety of techniques can help with the relief of headache pain. If there are spinal alignment problems, these are addressed by the chiropractor. Other parts of the care plan might include nutritional counseling, exercise, posture training and ergonomic improvement in the workplace. At Sanders Chiropractic and Wellness we create a custom treatment plan that takes all of these factors into consideration.


Adjustments of the spine play a significant role in alleviating headaches related to structural abnormality. Car accidents, poor posture, muscle stiffness, and spinal misalignment may all contribute to head pain, and research has indicated that the chiropractic model is being viewed more favorably to effectively address such forms of discomfort.

The tension headache is most responsive to spinal adjustments. The procedure involves a hands-on approach or the use of specific instruments to apply force to the spine and realign the joints. The aim is to reduce pressure and pain that are placed on nerve function when the vertebrae is out of alignment and decreases the symptoms associated with headaches.

A physical examination will be required to assess physical function and the presence of misalignment. A number of sessions may be required to ensure the full mobility is restored and systems are in a state of balance.

Dr. R. Eric Sanders works with the nervous and spinal system to facilitate the natural healing processes of the body. For those suffering from the debilitating effects that headaches can cause, it is necessary to seek alternative care. With fuller range of motion and less reliance on medication, it is possible to achieve a balanced state of function without headaches.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (801) 546-4500.