Headache Treatment: A Chiropractor’s Perspective in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 

Headaches are a widespread problem that 50% of people report every year. 4% of the world has 15 or more headache episodes a year. Causes can include physical, chemical/nutritional, and emotional stresses as well as medical conditions and environmental conditions like weather and allergies. Our team at Vibrant Chiropractic Care is dedicated to finding and correcting the underlying cause of your headaches. Chiropractic has proven through numerous studies to be highly effective and provide longer and more permanent relief for headaches than drugs.

Headaches may be common but they are not normal. Headaches that recur are signs that something is wrong. If your headaches are coming from your spine not moving properly or being out of alignment, they will not go away until you have addressed that issue. Chiropractors work to find the root cause of the headaches. Whether they are originating from the muscles, joints, discs, or something else entirely, we can help find the solution. 

How We Treat headaches

in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

Getting started is easy and includes a comprehensive consultation and exam where we really listen to your concerns and the goals you have for yourself. We discover your current abilities and restrictions with palpation, range of motion, muscle testing, and any other necessary diagnostic procedures. All this helps us understand the underlying root cause of your problem. 

Specific Chiropractic Care in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Correcting the issue is done with a specific chiropractic care plan designed for you. We know everyone is unique and has different needs and concerns. We tailor our care for each patient, gentle and specific for infants to the robust full hands on “you know we moved the bone!” We also use instrument techniques where you will never hear any clicking or popping. This process takes pressure off the nervous system and allows the spine to function the way it was designed.

headache massage

Massage Therapy and Soft Tissue Work

We will work with the soft tissue using massage techniques to release tension and restore mobility, making the chiropractic process much more enjoyable. This makes chiropractic adjustments easier to perform and helps the improvements last longer. 

Custom Therapeutic Exercise Plan

Custom therapeutic exercise plans are incorporated to enhance the healing process as well as strengthen and rebalance the muscular system. Curve and postural correction are processes we do in the office using the latest technology to assess and correct how you sit, stand, walk, and squat. 

headache exercises
Deep Laser Treatment

Deep Tissue Laser

Deep tissue laser and light therapies are also part of the care we deliver. A light source is placed near or in contact with the skin, allowing light energy (photons) to penetrate the tissue and interact with chromophores located in cells. The photophysical and photochemical reactions help reduce pain, inflammation, and speed up the healing process. If necessary, we also offer sound and ultrasound therapy to break up adhesions and release stagnation.

Nutritional Supplementation

Nutritional support is another component of the care you can receive in our office. We perform kinesiology testing to determine the best support to improve your organ and bodily functions while reducing inflammation. 

Chiropractor Nutrition Brooklyn NY

Common Types of Headaches

We Treat in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Headache & Migraine Treatment Brooklyn NY

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headaches affecting almost 80% of people. They are often described as diffuse, mild to moderate pain that feels like a tight band around the head. Women are two times as likely to get these headaches as men. The major causes of tension headaches are muscle tightness, trigger points, and spinal dysfunction. 

Chiropractic specializes in correcting the underlying cause of tension headaches. What also helps separate tension headaches from others is there is no blurred or altered vision, balance issues, or weakness. Tension Headaches can also interfere with the ability to sleep and are considered chronic if they are occurring more than 15 days a month.


Migraine headaches can affect anyone from children to adults. It is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain and/or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. 

For some, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light, blind spots, or other disturbances like tingling on one side of the face and difficulty speaking. Common triggers are stress, hormonal changes, sleep changes, alcohol or caffeine, food additives, and medications.

pregnancy headaches

Pregnancy Headaches

Pregnancy headaches can fall under all other types of headaches and are the most common discomfort during pregnancy. These headaches most often occur in the first and third trimesters, due to major hormonal and blood changes during pregnancy. It is important to follow good lifestyle habits like regular exercise, eating well, and practicing good posture as well as making sure to get consistent restful sleep, massages, and relaxing warm showers or baths. 

Avoid headache triggers like sugary foods, allergens, and added stressors or drama. Taking drugs during pregnancy is dangerous and should be avoided. Chiropractic offers a safe, natural approach to correcting mechanical stresses and strains that leads to headaches and other discomforts of pregnancy. 

Sinus Headaches

Sinus or allergy headaches may feel like an infection in the sinuses (sinusitis). You may feel pressure around the eyes, cheeks, and forehead in addition to a throbbing head. Commonly associated with a stuffy nose, sinus headaches may be made worse by bending forward or lying down. Often these headaches are set off by a sinus infection or inflammation from allergies. 

The symptoms of a sinus headache can overlap with migraine headaches making a checkup more important. Addressing both sides of this problem, the mechanical stresses in the head and neck as well nutritionally supporting immune function, is key to correction. 

COVID Headaches

Coronavirus or COVID headache is one of the first symptoms that can present. It is often described as a whole-head involved headache with severe pressure and pain which is different from a migraine (unilateral). This type of headache can last well after you have recovered from COVID-19. There are reports that these headaches can become a daily issue affecting livelihood and important relationships. We have had very good results in treating COVID headaches and in many cases, we have seen relief and consistent reduction of their intensity and duration. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a chiropractor in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY good for headaches?

Yes, we pride ourselves on the remarkable results we get consistently for our patients.

When should you see a chiropractor for headaches?

Headaches are not normal and a simple spinal screening or exam can determine the underlying cause and put an end to suffering.

Is a massage or chiropractic better for headaches? 

Chiropractic considers not only the soft tissue, like muscles, but also addresses bones and joints that have lost their proper motion leading to better results than just focusing on the muscles.

Do medical doctors recommend chiropractors for headaches? 

More enlightened MD’s do recommend chiropractic for long-term relief of headaches. Though the old medical model pushes drugs first, then surgeries. 

Are chiropractors covered by insurance for headaches?

Yes, chiropractors can be compensated by insurance providers for conditions like headaches. Not all insurance plans are the same, so we check your insurance benefits to discover what services are covered.

How can I relieve my headaches? 

Put an ice cube on the web of skin between your thumb and index finger. This reflex point can often give temporary relief. If one side does not work, try the other.

Can getting your neck adjusted help with headaches?

Yes, many headaches are caused by misalignment of the bones in the neck and restoring proper motion relieves the underlying issue.

Is chiropractic effective for migraines?

Yes, many studies show chiropractic has much better outcomes than over-the-counter medication. Long-term results are even better with chiropractic.

See What Others Are Saying...

“I was suffering from back pain and on so many pills to try and control the pain. Dr. Dan at Vibrant Chiropractic Care is a life changer! He treats his patients like family and his plan for me has me PAIN FREE! Now I can manage my life without being on strong drugs!”

Jerry S.

See What Others Are Saying...

“For 6 months I wasn’t able to turn my head let alone play the sports I love. The neck pain I was experiencing was terrible. In just a few short weeks at Vibrant Chiropractic Care I am not able to turn my head normally again along with getting back to playing the sports that I enjoy. Thank you Dr. Dan!”

Aly J.

See What Others Are Saying...

“My shoulder pain getting gradually worse. I was having a hard time sleeping and couldn’t even throw the baseball in the backyard anymore with my son. Family time was NOT enjoyable anymore. After seeing Dr. Dan we figured out what was causing the problem and within a few weeks I was able to sleep through the night and get back to enjoy activities with my kids!”

David T.

Connect With Us

Vibrant Chiropractic Care Logo

Our chiropractor focuses on treatment solutions that get you pain-free as quickly as possible and keep you that way with our maintenance treatment plans. Whether it’s pain in the back, shoulder or neck, a sports injury or headaches, come and see us at Vibrant Chiropractic Care.


32 Bridge St. 1st Floor, Suite 103 Brooklyn NY 11201



Skip to content