Because the head controls the rest of the body, a headache is hard to ignore. There are many causes of headaches with no one simple answer for their treatment. There are specific labels for different types of headaches. By far, tension headaches are the most common type in the United States. They may affect as much as 95% of the population at one time or another. Typically, these headaches begin with physical or mental stress that causes contractions of muscles around the head and neck. The combination of muscles pulling on the neck vertebrae and chemicals released around the joints transmit pain signals to the brain. Dr. DelPlato can locate areas of the spine that aren’t moving properly and with a series of spinal adjustments, help restore spinal curves, improve circulation, and reduce nerve irritation. Many patients report fewer and less severe headaches.