Headaches & Migraines

The Balancing Center -  - Chiropractor

The Balancing Center

Chiropractors located in Gold Coast, Chicago, IL

Almost everyone experiences head pain in their lives, whether due to allergies, a migraine, or tension. Headaches come in many different forms, but they all share one thing in common: debilitating pain that’s hard to get rid of. At The Balancing Center, Daniel Fedeli, DC, PC, and Kenneth Bennett, DC take a systemic approach to your head pain using the latest chiropractic techniques for short- and long-term relief. If you’re in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, and you’d like to put an end to your headaches, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Headaches & Migraines Q & A

What causes headaches and migraines?

Since there are so many different types of headaches, it stands to reason that the causes vary widely as well. For this discussion, it's most helpful to review the three main types of headaches and what their underlying causes are:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and they originate in your neck and shoulders. As you sit at your desk all day, your spine becomes blocked because of poor posture, forcing the muscles in your neck and shoulders to overcompensate. That tension travels up to your head, creating a tension headache.


When it comes to migraines, there are no known causes of the condition. Medical researchers believe that certain factors play a role, such as heredity, environment, and lifestyle choices. What is understood is the excruciating pain that migraines can cause, often paralyzing sufferers for hours or days.

Sinus headaches

Whether due to allergies or a cold, sinus headaches cause uncomfortable pressure on the front of your face.

When are headaches or migraines a problem?

Suffering from headaches frequently is a problem. According to The Migraine Trust, anyone who suffers 15 or more headaches in a month, over a three-month period, is considered to have chronic migraines.

Ultimately, only you can decide whether your headaches are a problem. If headaches or migraines are keeping you from your life and preventing you from functioning normally, it might be time to seek relief.

What kinds of treatments help with headaches?

The principal working theory at The Balancing Center is that headaches and migraines can be treated by addressing the very heart of your central nervous system. The doctors are trained in several forward-thinking techniques that approach headaches and migraines from a holistic angle that works to balance your body, allowing it to function as it is designed to.

Through spinal manipulations, movement exercises, bioenergetic synchronization, and stress reduction, the doctors use a multipronged approach for both immediate and long-term relief.

Each of these techniques works by unlocking your body, physically and mentally, to restore balance and flow, allowing your own powerful healing abilities to take over and reduce the pain. These techniques include:

  • NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association), which realigns your top vertebra
  • BEST (bio energetic synchronization technique) to restore balance
  • NET (neuro emotional technique) to address stress reactions to certain stimuli
  • FMP (foundational movement practices) to work on posture and alignment

Rest assured that the doctors work with you using each of these techniques until relief for your head pain is found.

If headaches and migraines are affecting your life, call The Balancing Center, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.