Headaches Treatments at our Calgary Clinic


From migraine to tension headaches, several headache syndromes can result in debilitating symptoms, making it incredibly difficult for you to focus on your day-to-day tasks.

Our Calgary clinic adopts an evidence-backed approach to treating headaches, thereby ensuring prompt symptomatic relief and enhancing your quality of life.

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Innovative Solution for Headache Treatment

Divergent’s Calgary Health Clinic provides a wide range of treatment options specifically tailored to address headaches. Discover the diverse solutions, each personalized to meet your needs and preferences:

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can reduce tension that contributes to headaches by targeting tight muscles and improving joint mobility in the neck and upper back. Manual therapy techniques may be used to directly address trigger points that contribute to pain. Physiotherapists can also teach exercises to strengthen these muscles and provide education on stress management and relaxation techniques that can further reduce headaches.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care for headaches focuses on spinal alignment. Misalignments in the spine can irritate nerves and lead to tension headaches. By manipulating the spine, chiropractors aim to improve nerve function and reduce tension, potentially decreasing headache frequency and intensity.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy targets tight muscles in the neck and shoulders that may contribute to headache pain. Acoustic waves stimulate blood flow and promote tissue healing to reduce muscle tension and inflammation, which commonly contribute to headaches. Shockwave offers a drug-free option for some people struggling with chronic headaches.

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Massage loosens tight muscles in the head and neck, providing relief for tension headaches. It also enhances blood flow, reducing pain and facilitating healing processes. Massage can promote relaxation, which can decrease stress hormone levels in the body.  At Divergent all our massage therapists are certified in RAPID.  A more clinical based soft tissue mobilization technique. Our RAPID practitioners are trained in the diagnosis of tension, migraine and cervicogenic related headaches.  This is not your typical massage therapy session.  Call us to find out more on how this technique can reduce or completely eliminate your headache.

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators

Neuromodulators are injected into specific muscles in the head and neck and can be an effective therapy for migraines. By temporarily relaxing these muscles, neuromodulators help reduce inflammation and ease pain signals, potentially preventing headaches or lessening their severity.

Bracing & Posture Correction

Bracing

Back braces can address headaches caused by poor posture, particularly cervicogenic headaches originating in the neck. By supporting the upper back and shoulders, bracing can encourage better spinal alignment and reduce tension in the neck muscles. This improved posture can then alleviate pressure on nerves that contribute to headaches.

Medical Management

Medical Management

Medical treatments for headaches target the underlying causes and symptoms. Medications can reduce inflammation or work by constricting blood vessels and blocking pain pathways in the brain. Preventive medications help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches by addressing underlying imbalances in neurotransmitters or other physiological factors.

Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements

Deficiencies in magnesium, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and vitamin D may contribute to headaches and migraines. Supplements for these vitamins and minerals may offer relief. Our team of medical doctors and practitioners can evaluate if this is the right solution for you.

Types of Headaches

Headaches are a prevalent issue with a wide range of triggers. Common causes include tension headaches and migraines.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are often triggered by muscle tension or tightness in the head, neck, and shoulders, resulting from stress, poor posture, or eye strain. Tension may manifest as a dull, aching sensation across the forehead or at the back of the head.

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches stem from neck problems, like muscle strain or arthritis, and cause pain that travels from the neck up into the head. These headaches are treated by addressing neck issues through physical therapy or chiropractic care.

Migraines

Migraines are neurological and can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Triggers for migraines can include hormonal changes, certain foods or drinks, sensory stimuli (like bright lights or strong smells), changes in sleep patterns, or stress.

Risks of Using Painkillers for Headaches

Conventional treatment of headaches predominantly revolves around the administration of painkillers, leading to significant impact on the lives of affected individuals. Pain and disability cause many patients to increase their use of analgesics, which, in turn, can lead to medication overuse. Exploring long-term treatments and addressing the underlying cause of your headaches is crucial for achieving lasting recovery.

Headache Care: The Divergent Health Advantage

Divergent is one of the few healthcare organizations in Calgary that adopts a multidimensional approach to headache treatment. By collaborating closely, we tailor personalized treatment plans to optimize headache management and restore comfort. 

Divergent Health’s diverse team of highly skilled professionals include:

Evidence-Based Headache Treatment In Calgary


At Divergent Health, our priority is to provide our patients with swift and comprehensive relief from headaches by targeting and addressing their underlying causes. Our approach combines various techniques, including chiropractic, physiotherapy, technology and neuromodulators. Working collaboratively, we tailor our therapies to each individual, considering factors such as symptom severity, headache causes, and overall health. Our Calgary Clinic follows an internal Divergent Headache Protocol, significantly improving the lives of numerous Albertans and patients from neighboring provinces.

Headache Specialist Appointment Near Me


From a stressful lifestyle to unhealthy dietary habits, headaches can be triggered for various reasons. Identifying the cause is essential for quick and effective pain relief. At Divergent, we use an integrated approach to headache treatment to help relieve the debilitating pain and allow you to focus on everyday tasks.

Please schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable healthcare professionals to identify and eliminate the cause of your headache. Call 587-325-0253 and embrace a brighter, pain-free future.