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Headache Relief in Tampa

woman at computer with head painThrobbing pain. A dull ache. Sudden pain or “brain freeze” after eating ice cream. Pain on the top of the head. As one of the most common pain conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating.

Headaches often cause absenteeism from school or work. Those who experience frequent headaches may also find that their mental health is affected by anxiety or depression.

How Chiropractic Can Help

Adjustments may be an effective care option for tension headaches and ones that start in the neck. We adjust the neck and/or the base of the skull, a bone called the occiput.

The Main Types

There are more than 150 types of headaches, which fall into two main categories: primary and secondary ones.


These ones are those that aren’t due to another medical condition. The category includes

  • Cluster
  • Migraine
  • New daily persistent headaches (NDPH)
  • Tension


This type is related to another condition, including

  • Head injury
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Infection
  • Medication overuse
  • Sinus congestion
  • Trauma
  • Tumor

Frequently Asked Questions

How long until patients typically notice relief?

It varies widely, but usually within 3-5 treatments, patients will notice some improvement.

Can eliminating certain foods help relieve my headache?

Gluten and dairy seem to have an effect, as does dehydration. Therefore, avoiding gluten and dairy and increasing water intake could be beneficial.

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Migraines are more severe and cause much more interruption to daily life. Headaches can also be severe, but easier to manage.

A Patient Success Story

A 42-year-old female with a long history of migraines sought relief. Dr. Berven adjusted her neck, and talked to her about stress relief and adding specific herbs. The result: the woman’s migraines diminished to an occasional occurrence, not daily.

Schedule an Appointment

We want to help you stop the pounding, so you can enjoy life. Contact us today to book an appointment!


Headache Relief Tampa, Citrus Park, Carrollwood FL | (813) 968-3500