EP 208: Headache and Migraine Relief with Jono Taves

EP 208: Headache and Migraine Relief with Jono Taves

EP 208: Headache and Migraine Relief with Jono Taves

Headaches or migraines can affect anyone. Blinding migraines can also stop someone in their tracks. And when it can’t be relieved, it can lead to a more serious condition. What headache and migraine relief can you do? Is there something you can do to relieve your headaches? 

We would like to introduce you to Dr. Jono Taves in this episode. Dr. Jono is the owner of Novera: Headache Center and host of The Headache Doctor Podcast.

He specializes in relieving headaches and migraines for patients who don’t get enough of what they need from traditional treatments. He believes everyone deserves a life free from intrusive pain and unwanted medication so that they can excel in everything they do.

We discuss the different types of headaches, why you’re getting them, and how to relieve the pain. 

Questions for Our Guest

The questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We often go off-topic, so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know.

Looking forward to our conversation!

These are the questions you had in Calendly. We’ll go off your questions, and wherever else our conversation goes.

  1. Can you give us a little background about yourself and how you’ve gotten involved in pain relief, specifically headaches? 
  2. Is there a difference between a migraine and a headache? 
      • Different types of headaches?
  3. Are there any misconceptions about headaches? 
      • For example, some people think that only women get recurring headaches
  4. Can headaches or migraines cause any damage? Or are those pains a signal that there can be potential damage?  
  5. Where do headaches or migraines stem from? 
      • Are there multiple causes, or what can worsen them? Dehydration, stress, lack of sleep….
  6. How can migraine symptoms stem from the neck?
      • Is pressure being put on the spinal cord like in a pinched nerve? 
      • Is there an abnormality in the spinal column that causes head pains?
      • Does it have anything to do with the muscles around the neck?

7. Does the location of the pain play a role in what’s causing it and how to treat it? 

8. How do you treat migraine or headaches?

9. What tips or recommendations can people use to relieve their headaches or prevent them?


Before we end the show, we have one last question we like to ask all our guests. If you had the opportunity to have a Cup of coffee with anybody one last time, who would it be & why? 



To rid yourself of your headaches and migraines, watch the full episode here 👇👇👇


00:00 Introduction
01:44 About Dr. Jono Taves
05:57 Understanding the Difference Between Headache and Migraine
09:23 Anatomy of the Upper Neck and Its Relationship to Pain
15:51 Understanding the Causes of Neck Tension And How To Avoid It
18:57 The Link Between Muscle Tension and Headaches/Migraines
20:53 Sleep Position Recommendations for Neck Pain Relief
23:50 The Psycho-Emotional Impact Of Neck And Migraine Pain
27:10 Steps to Relieve Headache and Migraine
29:43 The Impact of Chronic Pain on the Brain
32:38 Headache Locations May Reveal Source Of Pain
36:27 Benefits of Neck Cracking in Physical Therapy
39:41 Using Joint Mobility To Alleviate Muscle Tension And Migraines
42:15 What a Session with Dr. Jono Looks Like
44:09 Tips For Preventing Migraines
47:54 Proper Neck Support Tips for Intubated Patients
50:52 Improving Sleep & Reducing Snoring Through Pain Relief
52:18 Wrapping up the show

EP. 80: Biomechanics with Dr. Matt

EP. 80: Biomechanics with Dr. Matt

Biomechanics with Dr. Matt

Today we would like to welcome Dr. Matt. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, graduating with a molecular and cellular biology degree. His time there helped him develop a great respect for research, which inevitably led him to evidence-based practice. After completing his Doctorate from the National University of Health Sciences, Dr. Matt attended post-graduate seminars on nutrition, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and manual therapy.

He specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions and has developed a methodology stemming from various scopes of medicine to provide efficient care for his patients. He believes that the best results come from a joint venture where doctors and patients work together with a transparent flow of information. His goals are simple; provide excellent care for his patients and impact their lives to achieve optimal health.

Questions for Our Guest

Questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We always go off-topic, so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know. Looking forward to our conversation!

  • What are the most significant risk factors for people not achieving optimal well-being?
  • What evidenced-based research have you found compelling recently regarding clinical technique? 
  • What is the most common pain your patients complain about? Where does the main problem stem from, or what is the cause?
  • Technology is moving quickly; inventions estimated to take 20 years are now completed within 5. The easier and quicker life gets less physically healthy we become. Do you think we have a posture epidemic due to how we absorb technology? 

Biomechanics studies the structure, function, and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level, from whole organisms to organs and cells.

  • Why is posture a vital part of biomechanics? 
  • What percentage of your patients are between the age of 20 and 30? What do they suffer from the most? 
  • Do you see any nurses or other medical professionals? Other chiropractors, physicians, techs, etc.…) What do you find their biggest issues to be?
  • What made you decide to be a chiropractor? And how many years of schooling does it take?
  • Do you need an MD referral? Should children go to the chiropractor?

Do you want to learn more about biomechanics? What the full episode here 👇👇👇


00:00 Intro
01:25 About Dr. Matt
03:37 What is a Chiropractor?
05:47 Patient Compliance
08:05 Weight lifting
14:30 Injuries
21:00 Multidisciplinary
23:32 Evidence-based practice
25:55 Pain management
27:30 Spinal decompression
29:16 Recommendations