top of page

Having a headache is sometimes painful. Headaches can strike at any time depending on one’s current state of health. At Balance Chiropractic Health Center in Oakland and Sonoma, CA and Salt Lake, UT, Dr. Eva Whitmore offers a variety of treatments for headaches for patients in the Oakland, Sonoma, and Salt Lake area.

Headaches Q & A

Why Does One Get Headaches?

Headaches are caused by many factors. Some of the most common reasons for headaches include stress, improper diet, low blood sugar, high blood pressure, lack of sleep, and poor posture. Stressful jobs or hectic lifestyles can lead to frequent headaches. Dr. Whitmore can identify the source causing the headaches and help determine the best route of treatment using chiropractic care. Dr. Whitmore is a holistic chiropractor in Oakland, CA, and Salt Lake, UT who is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating headaches.

How Can A Chiropractic Adjustment Treat Headaches?

​Tension headaches are associated with misaligned vertebrae. Sinus headaches are caused by sinus pressure or infections. Recurrent and severe headaches on one side of the head are commonly known as cluster headaches. Patients who abuse over-the-counter medications to alleviate headaches often cause more headaches from the reliance on a particular medication.

What are some “Headache Triggers”?

  • Stress

  • Menstrual period symptoms

  • Changes in weather

  • Emotional factors such as depression, anxiety, frustration

  • Constant exposure to nitrite compounds which often is found in foods such as hot dogs and other processed meats

  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) often found in food items such as soy sauce and packaged foods

bottom of page