Chiropractic is a primary health care discipline which utilises the highest level of evidence in the provision of effective patient evaluation and care. Registered Chiropractors are trained in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors are recognised by the NHS and highlighted in the NHS Musculoskeletal Services Framework as relevant specialists. Chiropractic training takes 5 years and includes: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Clinical Neurology, Differential Diagnosis and Imaging and Referral. The practical skill of spinal manipulation and mobilisation is developed throughout that time. All Headache Clinic UK Chiropractors are required to undertake post graduate continuing professional development courses on headache and migraine.

Recent and ongoing research has demonstrated the potential that disorders of the neck have to aggravate migraine and other forms of headache. Even though the types and causes of headaches can differ widely, there are some common threads that prevail that make particular treatment approaches effective in reducing, if not eliminating, them.

Clinical evidence has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of physical therapy as practiced by chiropractors for the management and treatment of headaches and migraine.

A chiropractor will not only explain the role disorders of the neck and muscles can have in the headache and migraine process but also undertake a skilled and responsible assessment of your headache or migraine. This involves taking a detailed history, mapping out the area of headache and analysing the behavior of symptoms. This is followed by relevant testing including orthopaedic and neurological tests as required and an in-depth physical examination of your neck and upper back.

Chiropractic treatments consist of gentle manipulation and mobilisation techniques known as adjustments to restore function, mobility and balance to spinal joints. Chiropractic management also includes muscular techniques, rehabilitative exercises, patient education, lifestyle modification and the use of physical therapies and supports. There is an emphasis on health promotion and early return to activities for patients. The focus on education and patient empowerment is an important factor in the success of chiropractic management and the high levels of patient satisfaction.

Headache treatment, using chiropractic and spinal manipulation, with and without mobilisation, soft tissue work and exercise, is validated in a number of research studies (see research).

Timely access to physical treatment can reduce frequency and severity of headaches and migraines thus preventing chronicity and in so doing, reduce the negative impact these chronic conditions can have on individuals. Early intervention through chiropractic care can often reduce the length of time that people are absent from work as a result of headache and migraines. This will facilitate an early return to normal everyday activities.

Chiropractic patients have identified several benefits following chiropractic treatment, including:

  • Decreased Frequency
  • Decreased Severity
  • Reduced Disability
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Additionally, some patients report improvements in overall wellbeing

Rest assured that Headache Clinics UK Chiropractors, as part of the Headache UK team, will do their best to effect improvement and/or resolution of your headache or migraine symptoms.

Feel free to call us anytime at

0800 069 9014

Our chiropractors also treat:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Trapped Nerves
  • Whiplash
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Disc Problem/Injuries
  • Hip and Knee Pain
  • Shoulder and Elbow Pain

Call our chiropractors on

0800 069 9014