Headaches Specialist

Heath Hancock, DC -  - Chiropractor

Smoky Hill Chiropractic

Heath Hancock, DC

Chiropractor located in Salina, KS

If you’re among the 90% of Americans who suffer from headaches, chiropractor Heath Hancock, DC, can help. Dr. Hancock treats the root cause of headaches at Smoky Hill Chiropractic in Salina, Kansas. To learn more about effective, drug-free options for headache relief, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What are headaches?

Most people get a headache at some point in life. This common condition involves pain in the head that ranges from a sharp, stabbing sensation to a dull, throbbing ache. Any type of headache can make it difficult to carry out daily tasks, but severe headaches can completely incapacitate you.

What are the types of headaches?

Dr. Hancock treats many types of headaches, including:

Tension headaches

The most common type of headache, tension headaches may feel like there’s a tight band encircling your head. Tension headaches may last from several minutes to days. 

Migraine headaches

Migraines are severe headaches that cause an intense throbbing sensation, usually on one side of your head. People with migraines may get them a few times a year, or as often as 15 or more times per month. These headaches usually involve other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances.

What causes headaches?

Tight muscles in your neck is a common cause of tension headaches. This type of headache often occurs with other symptoms, such as stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Neck pain and headaches are often due to a loss of cervical curve, which is the natural shape of the spine in your neck (cervical spine). 

How does chiropractic treat headaches?

First, Dr. Hancock reviews your medical history and asks you to describe your headache symptoms. He performs a thorough chiropractic evaluation, which may include a digital X-ray to assess the curvature of your spine. 

If the X-rays reveal a loss of cervical curve, Dr. Hancock develops a treatment plan to restore the natural shape of your spine. This may include treatment with the iTrac® spinal remodeling system, a state-of-the-art computerized device that restores your cervical curve with gentle, controlled traction (stretching).

How does the iTrac system work?

The iTrac system involves a high-tech, ergonomically designed chair that you relax in during treatment. Dr. Hancock attaches a strap to your head that’s connected to a traction device. He programs the computer system with your specific requirements and the iTrac gently stretches your spine. 

In addition to treating headaches and migraines, iTrac effectively relieves neck pain and upper back pain. 

To find relief from headaches and migraines, call Dr. Hancock at Smoky Hill Chiropractic or book an appointment online today