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Headaches Specialist

North Bay Spine and Rehab

Chiropractic Medicine & Auto Injury Specialists serving Lutz, Land O'Lakes, & Tampa, FL

Few things can alter the course of a normal day quite like severe headaches. For those in and around Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, and Tampa, Florida, who experience headaches, relief is possible through the care of Brett Bowser, DC, and the team at North Bay Spine and Rehab. Don’t live with headaches when there are treatments that can help. Reach out to North Bay Spine and Rehab online or by phone today to book an assessment and begin a treatment path toward relief.

Headaches Q&A

What are some common types of headaches?

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Headaches are categorized into two main types: primary and secondary. Primary headaches are not triggered by anything and simply occur, while secondary headaches are the result of one or more contributing factors. 

Tension headaches

Tension headaches usually create a dull, aching sensation that spans across your head. You might also notice tenderness or heightened sensitivity in your forehead, shoulders, neck, or scalp. These headaches are usually triggered by stress. 

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches usually create a severe burning or piercing pain behind one eye or solely on one side of your head or face. It’s not uncommon to experience teary eyes or nasal congestion during a cluster headache. The cause of these headaches is not known. 


While often considered a headache, a migraine is actually a collection of neurological symptoms. You might experience severe, pulsing head pain while also going through nausea, vomiting, or unusual sensitivities to light or sound. Dizziness or vertigo can also accompany migraines. 

How can a chiropractor help treat headaches?

A growing body of research suggests that chiropractic care can go a long way toward relieving headaches. Spinal manipulation is particularly effective for many people. 

The process involves a gentle, targeted hands-on application of pressure to your cervical spine and scalp. The pressure can address any misalignment issues that contribute to headaches.

In many cases, regular visits with Dr. Bowser help prevent headaches in people who’ve experienced headaches for years. Additional therapies include nutritional counseling and guidance on supplements to support your body’s nutritional needs. 

Why choose chiropractic care for headaches?

You have choices when it comes to addressing headaches. Unfortunately, many people choose to only treat the pain using medications rather than addressing the root cause of their head pain. 

Chiropractic care offers the chance to take a holistic approach to headache management. It isn’t always easy to determine the exact cause of headaches, and the list of potential factors includes everything from exposure to chemical fumes to poor posture in the workplace. 

Dr. Bowser takes a holistic approach to treating all pain. When you turn to North Bay Spine and Rehab for care, you’ll receive a full diagnostic workup to search for physiological issues that might cause headaches. 

You’ll also learn how to support your body’s systems to prevent pain and reduce headache recurrence. For many, this is a powerful approach that avoids the risks associated with prescription medications.  

Call the practice to schedule your appointment or book online today.