Chiropractors successfully treat many different forms of headaches.  One of the most common types of headaches is called a cervicogenic headache.  This headache typically starts with pain and tightness in the back of the neck towards the end of your workday.  It spreads to the back of the head and can even travel over the top of your head to the temple regions on the side of the head.  It can give a tightening, throbbing headache that lasts a couple hours.  Stress, improper posture, and work activities like reading, working at the computer, and talking on the phone can be the cause.  These activities cause the muscles in the back of the neck to chronically tighten whick results in these daily headaches.  Chiropractic is great for these types of headaches because we focus on relieving the tightness in the neck muscles, correcting the alignment of the spine, and working on your posture to keep the headaches from coming on in the first place.  If you suffer from these types of headaches and would like to know if chiropractic care can help you then give Dr Dolan a call at Dolan Family Chiropractic at 630-236-3090 or visit our website at