Specialized Chiropractic Headache Treatment in Portland, OR

Headache Treatment in Portland

Headaches are extremely common, ranging in severity from mildly annoying to limiting your ability to function.  If you suffer from headaches, visit the team at Premier Care Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon.  Premier Care uses chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage therapy to address the cause of headaches and relieve them.

The cause of headache symptoms can usually be determined by a combination of symptom presentation and the history of symptoms.  The team at Premier Care will perform an evaluation of your headache symptoms that will allow us to get a complete picture of your headache, which will allow us to formulate the best treatment plan to help get rid of the headache and keep the pain away.

Call Premier Care Chiropractic or book an appointment online to benefit from their expertise in resolving headaches today.

We Specialize in Headache Treatment

Dr. Tim Gallucci is an expert in headache treatment, specializing in addressing various types of headaches, including migraines and tension headaches. Located in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Gallucci is dedicated to guiding patients through their journey to headache relief. With a focus on providing swift alleviation of pain, Dr. Gallucci understands the impact headaches can have on daily life. At Premier Care, Dr. Gallucci and his committed team offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, aiming to help you regain comfort and functionality. Take the first step towards reclaiming a life free from headaches by scheduling a visit with Premier Care today.

What Causes Headaches?

Stress and tension often lead to headaches, while head injuries and acute illnesses can also be causes. Environmental factors, dehydration, and joint dysfunction further contribute to headache discomfort, emphasizing the importance of identifying and addressing these triggers for effective management.


One of the leading headache triggers is stress, which causes muscle tension in the neck and head.  Stress also releases fight-or-flight hormones adrenaline and cortisol.  Repeated release of these hormones can contribute to headaches.

Head Injuries

A blow to the head can result in acute pain and headache.  Head injuries should not be ignored, because even seemingly minor trauma to the head can result in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Acute Illness

Infectious diseases like colds, the flu, or COVID can create headaches.  Sinus infections can also cause headache pain, usually due to inflammation in the sinus cavities leading to pressure buildup. 

Environmental Factors

Exposure to pollution, chemicals, allergens, loud noise, bright light, and change in barometric pressure are all potential triggers for headaches.


Dehydration is a frequent cause of headaches.  Mild dehydration from insufficient fluid intake can cause persistent and recurring headaches.

Joint Dysfunction

You might develop headaches if your cervical vertebrae aren’t aligned or moving properly.  Headaches are a common complaint after car accidents, sometimes because of direct trauma to the head, but more often because of whiplash.

There are other causes of headaches that are not well understood.  The exact causes of migraines and cluster headaches, for example, are not clear.

How Is a Chiropractic Treatment Plan for Headaches Chosen?

A chiropractic treatment plan for headaches is chosen based on a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s medical history, physical examination findings, and, if necessary, diagnostic tests such as X-rays or MRI scans.

After gathering this information, our Premier Care chiropractors develop a personalized plan that may include spinal adjustments, mobilization, soft tissue therapy, stretching exercises, and lifestyle modifications. 

Throughout the treatment, the chiropractor closely monitors the patient’s progress and makes adjustments to the plan as needed. Education on headache triggers, posture, stress management, and self-care strategies is often provided to empower patients to take an active role in managing their headaches and maintaining spinal health. 

The ultimate goal is to address the underlying causes of headaches, restore proper spinal alignment and function, and improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

Our Chiropractic Headache Treatment Method

Many people mask the symptoms of headaches by taking over-the-counter medication.  This does not prevent recurrence of headache pain because it doesn’t address the root cause of the headaches.

The first step in treating headaches is understanding the cause of the headaches, and then taking steps to prevent the cause from occurring.  For example, if your headaches are triggered by stress, finding ways to minimize the effect of stress, improve sleep quality, and alleviate the muscle tension that arises from stress are all important components in addressing headache symptoms.

Headache treatment at Premier Care is centered on treatment of muscle tension and injury treatment and works in conjunction with changes to habits and preventative measures.

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FAQs on Headaches

At Premier Care Chiro, we prioritize patient safety and well-being above all else. We believe that chiropractic treatment for headaches can be a safe and effective option for many individuals. Our experienced chiropractors carefully evaluate each patient’s medical history, current health status, and specific headache symptoms to determine the most appropriate treatment approach.

We utilize gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments, along with other manual therapy techniques, to address underlying spinal misalignments, muscle tension, and nerve irritation that may contribute to headaches. 

If you have concerns or questions about chiropractic treatment for headaches, you can schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable chiropractors. Your health and well-being are our top priorities.

We accept all auto insurance coverage if your headache pain is a result of a car accident.  Some of the insurance companies we accept include: 

  • State Farm
  • Geico
  • USAA
  • AllState
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Progressive
  • Safeco
  • Amica

As a chiropractor at Premier Care Chiro, we recommend seeking headache treatment when you experience frequent or severe headaches that interfere with your daily activities, quality of life, or overall well-being. 

Additionally, if you notice any changes in the pattern, intensity, or characteristics of your headaches, it’s important to seek professional evaluation and treatment. We believe in addressing headaches early on to prevent them from worsening or becoming chronic. 

Whether you’re experiencing tension headaches, migraines, or other types of headaches, our team is here to provide personalized care and support to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall health and wellness. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions about your headaches.

At Premier Care Chiro, we believe that chiropractic care offers effective headache pain relief by addressing the underlying causes of headaches.

Our approach focuses on restoring proper alignment and function to the spine, particularly in the cervical region, which can alleviate tension and pressure on nerves and muscles that may contribute to headaches. Through gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments, we aim to correct spinal misalignments, reduce muscle tension, and improve overall spinal health.

The content in this blog should not be used in place of direct medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes.