Calgary Chiropractor: Treating Headaches (and the Root Cause)

Chiropractic Care: Drug-Free, Holistic Headache Treatment & Relief in Calgary

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Are you experiencing headaches or migraines and are looking for treatment in Calgary? If so, you’re probably not the only one, especially with Chinook season rolling in and the effect that this weather phenomenon has on many people living in our city.

Besides Chinooks, having a headache every now and then is common but isn’t normal if it occurs on a frequent basis. The same goes for migraines, a more severe form of headache that should not be taken lightly.

Today, many people rely on pain relievers to cure their headache, but at Revelation Health Centre Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic we believe in treating headaches using a drug-free and holistic approach.

Our goal is to eliminate the root cause of the headache itself – not just temporarily cure the symptom of pain. Dr. Battershill has almost 30 years of experience in successfully treating headaches….

Common Causes of Headaches

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  • Subluxations in the spinal cord
  • Physical and emotional stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Concussions and other brain traumas

Headaches can also be symptom of a much more serious health conditions not mentioned above, which is why it’s important to receive assessment and treatment from an experienced healthcare provider to determine what the root cause is as early as possible.

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Because of the wide range of causes, every patient with headaches at our clinic is given a unique treatment plan that may vary from simple chiropractic adjustments and nutritional supplements to more involved combination of interactive metronome and cold laser therapy sessions.

If something more serious shows up during assessment and / or treatment, we refer our patients to the appropriate healthcare provider.

A Word on Headaches…

John Battershill Revelation Health Centre Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic


The most common causes of headaches that I see in my office are the following:

#1 – People under stress usually clench their jaw causing the muscles of the jaw and head to compress and create unhealthy neurological input into the brain – creating a headache. The jaw can also be the culprit for headaches after any form of dental work usually because of how long people are in the chair with their mouth open.

#2 – Another is a misaligned ribcage pulling down on one side and shifting upwards on the other side. This creates an imbalance in the muscles that hold the head on the neck and the neck on the shoulders resulting in muscle tension that can cause nerve compression and feedback into the head causing pain.

The shifting of the ribs can also be related to stress that puts people into “fight or flight” mode, reducing blood flow to the digestive system which creates feedback into the muscles causing a misaligned rib cage.

During colder months here in Calgary, I especially see many patients coming in with neck pain who also have sinus congestion, chest colds and even just the sniffles which are all neurologically linked to the small muscles that hold the upper neck and head in alignment. Therefore if these muscles turn off or over-contract, it can affects quite a few delicate nerves resulting in headache patterns.

#3 – High blood pressure can also cause serious deep headaches which also can be managed with nutritional supplementation, a change in diet and soft tissue therapy combined with chiropractic care. Furthermore, dehydration is also a common factor in headaches because the brain tissue needs hydration.

There are more reasons for headaches but these generally cover the gamut. I have been performing headache treatments very successfully for over 30 years and know that I can help treat the root cause of yours while also remedying any symptoms!


– Dr. John Battershill, D.C.

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Questions about Headache Treatments in Calgary?

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Call us anytime at 403-284-2082 or send us a message below for a prompt response. See Revelation Health Centre’s Office Hours, Location and Contact Information here.

We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!

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