Dr. Doug Lukinuk, PTBO Chiro, Chin Tuck


Most people suffer from the occasional headache – for many others, it’s a common occurrence. They can range from simply annoying to downright debilitating. One of the challenging aspects of headaches is that cause can vary significantly from person to person. 75 percent of the adults in Peterborough will experience headache pain or migraines at least once in the next year.

Headaches are a major cause of missed work and school. They can also take a toll on social and family life. As with back pain and neck pain, suffering from chronic headache pain can dramatically affect the quality of life and lead to anxiety and even depression. This is where the professional team of wellness experts at PTBO Chiro can help. Led by Dr. Doug Lukinuk (Dr. Doug), and Dr. peter Drysdale (Dr. Peter) they have assisted many Peterborough residents improve and resolve headache pain.


Although there are many different types of headaches (over 150), Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose and manage headache pain and symptoms. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA), studies have shown that quality chiropractic care such as offered at PTBO Chiro, can be an effective treatment for Cervicogenic and Tension-type headaches. Additionally, studies have shown that chiropractic care can also decrease the intensity and frequency of Migraines. There is no need to suffer any longer – contact us today at our Peterborough clinic for details of our New Patient Special and Same Day Exam and Treatment option.

  • Cluster Headaches: A series of short, but painful headaches that you get daily for weeks or months at a time. They occur at the same times every day and often involve intense pain around one of your eyes.
  • Migraines: A migraine is an intense headache that often comes with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light. They can last for hours or even days.
  • Cervicogenic: Pain can start in the neck or the base of the skull and spread to the front of the head. It’s often confined to one side of the head.
  • Tension: A constant dull ache often described as a tight band around the head, feeling anxious and stressed


Although the exact cause of many headaches is difficult to identify, there are some common conditions that can cause headache pain. In the case of Cluster headaches – being male, drinking alcohol, smoking, and being between the ages of 20 and 50 may increase your risk. Neck problems may be linked to Cervicogenic headaches.

Herniated Discs, Whiplash, Arthritis and Sports Injuries are common triggers. In the case of Migraines – the contributing factors are thought to be genetic predisposition, hypersensitivity to certain stimuli (bright lights, food additives), hormones, environmental factors and stress. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and primarily thought to be caused by stress.

Our caring team of wellness experts at PTBO Chiro can help you manage your pain. And help you make the lifestyle changes needed for lasting relief. Dr. Doug uses state-of-the-art diagnostic tools at our Peterborough Clinic such as Digital X-ray, Postural Analysis, Specialized Weight Distribution Testing and Measurement, Rhomberg Testing, Thermographic Scan and most importantly, a hands-on exam to develop your personalized treatment plan. It’s time to take your life back and stop suffering needlessly. Contact Us today and start the healing.

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