Headaches Specialist

Makda Chiropractic Health Center

Makda Getachew, DC

Board Certified Chiropractic Physician & Auto Accident Injury Care located in Skyline, Alexandria, VA

Headaches happen to just about everybody from time to time. If chronic headaches negatively affect your life, and you’d prefer holistic treatments to avoid pain medications, the team of chiropractic specialists at Makda Chiropractic Health Center in Alexandria, Virginia, is here for you. Makda Getachew, DC, and her experienced team offer chiropractic adjustments and massage to relieve stress, tension, and pain naturally. Schedule an appointment over the phone or request one online to get started today.

Headaches Q & A

What are headaches?

Headaches are discomfort on the back or side of your head that often occur with neck injuries associated with car accidents, sports injuries, or chronic health conditions. With a headache, you might experience:

  • Sharp head pain
  • Throbbing pain
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Pain on one side of your head
  • Head pain with visual disturbances

You might experience headaches every so often or almost daily. Holistic, chiropractic treatments help relieve head pain and prevent future occurrences.

What are the risk factors for headaches?

The following factors can increase your risk of developing headaches:

  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Vision problems
  • Dehydration
  • Automobile accident injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Hunger 
  • Alcohol use
  • Hormone fluctuations

Sometimes certain foods and caffeine are associated with headaches. Regardless of what’s causing head pain, the Makda Chiropractic Health Center specialists are here for you. They use the latest advances in holistic care to ease discomfort and restore your quality of life.

What is the treatment for headaches?

Before treating headache pain, Dr. Getachew and her team review your symptoms and medical history, complete a physical exam, and may use blood or imaging tests to detect or rule out underlying causes of headaches. They offer the following treatments for headache relief:

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Getachew uses a series of gentle chiropractic adjustments to reduce nerve pressure, realign your spine, and relieve headache pain naturally. Treating injured structures in your neck helps resolve headaches. She and her team might recommend a series of treatments to help you achieve optimal results and prevent future pain. 


Massage helps relieve muscle tension associated with headache pain. Your Makda Chiropractic Health Center practitioner uses various massage techniques to apply pressure on tense muscles, relieve nerve pressure, and ease stress, depression, and anxiety.

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing headaches or make them less severe. The Makda Chiropractic Health Center team counsels you about healthy eating habits, improving sleep, getting regular exercise, taking vitamin supplements, stress reduction, and other lifestyle habits that help prevent or relieve headaches naturally.

Don’t live with chronic headaches or take pain medicine when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Makda Chiropractic Health Center over the phone or request an appointment online to find headache relief today.