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  • Do you have more time each month with a headache versus without?
  • Have you had chiropractic, massage or other neck treatment such as Botox or steroid injections that temporarily helps but your pain returns?
  • Do you wake up with a headache?
  • Do you have ear pain or pressure?
  • Do you ever have pain behind the eye or occasional blurred vision?
  • Do you manipulate your neck regularly or stretch your neck and shoulders daily?
  • Are you tired of taking medication for your headache pain?
  • Do you have pain at the base of your skull or in the temples?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions it is likely
The Headache Center can help!

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Why we do what we do

Why does the Headache Center exist? This started as a personal journey. Suffering with headaches Joel experienced first hand what life looks with headache pain.  In our combined experience of the last 25 years has shown us that headache pain can be treated in a lot of cases. A broad assessment, looking at various systems, is our approach in determining the cause of your headache pain. The Headache Center is for those that have lost hope and are seeking a non-medication approach to treating headache pain and getting rid of it once and for all.

What can be done?

This is all about treatment options. These become very clear when the cause is understood. The most common treatment is through targeted manual, hands on techniques to the neck. This may also include a recommendation to another professional such as your dentist, family practice physician or neurologist. In our experience these referrals have already occurred and if your symptoms continue an underlying cause is more likely.

What can I do?

The final step in recovery is related to our behaviors and outside influences that might be affecting headache pain. This is where we look at your posture and changes that can be made. Sleeping posture, pillow type and mattress can be discussed. Stress and clenching are a big factor in causing tension in the head and neck and looking at ways to reduce these effects can help reduce the chance of a relapse. Looking at what foods can increase inflammation and how to return to activity without pain is part of this journey. This step is about prevention and in some cases maintaining a level of function and lifestyle.

What to Expect


1. Is there an alternative to neck manipulation? 

is there an alternative to neck manipulationIs neck manipulation safe? Complications or injury are not common. Mobilization techniques are identical to thrust manipulation techniques just slow and gentle. 
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2. Headache Massage

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Here are two muscles that are common with headaches, the temporalis and the superior oblique. This video shows how to massage these muscles to reduce tension and headache pain.

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3. Zero Gravity Chair HC

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Here is a demonstration of a zero Gravity Chair and how it helps relieve pressure on the spine.

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4. How to pick a pillow HC

how to pick a pillow hcOne of the biggest questions we get is which pillow is the best for me. The idea is to find a pillow that fits your sleeping position, mattress and your body type. 

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What causes ear pressure?

Ear Pressure and Headaches

Ocular Migraines

Headaches and the Neck

Testing for Vertigo

Commonly Asked Questions

Do I need to have a referral to come to The Headache Center?

Yes, a referral is needed to start the process of finding out why you have the symptoms you do.

A screening process can be done through a phone call with our team to see if you are a good candidate for The Headache Center if you do not have a referral.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, The Headache Center works with most insurance companies.

How long will my care take?

The evaluation process is the most important part of The Headache Center and why it is unique. We want to find the ‘why’ to your problem. Why do you have headaches? Why are you lightheaded? A team approach of different professions or specialists is the best way we have found to answer this question. The evaluation process takes about 1 to 2 weeks over two separate appointments.

Can I take my findings and seek treatment with my current medical team?

Of course! Our role is to support you and your current team by providing a specialists view of what is going on. Once you are part of are center we are always here to help and answer any questions you or your medical team may have.

What’s different about The Headache Center?

Let’s face it, you have options, or you wouldn’t be here. Other headache centers tend to have one practitioner or profession such as a chiropractor, physical therapist, dentist and even neurologist. They are cash based and usually only offer one approach of care. The testing is usually limited to their scope of practice and their treatments are also narrow. If your problem is what they are good at then this can be a good fit. If your symptoms return, then something was missed. Dig deeper!



We accept most insurances and are willing to work with you to make sure you get the care that you need. We make sure that our care is affordable so that you are able to work towards a pain free life. 




Joel is the founder of the Headache Center and is currently the owner of Cornerstone Physical Therapy. He has an extensive reputation within the physical therapy realm and noticed most of his patients were suffering with headache problems. So he decided to start a specialized group in order to provide a variety of care for those who are suffering from headache pain. 


 Jim Yohanan

Jim attended the University of Wisconsin for his undergraduate degree in Molecular biology where he chose the field of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery as a comprehensive medical and surgical discipline. His training was was completed at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic where his desire for academic excellence and patient centered care was fulfilled. A back injury cut his surgical career short in 2018, but he has remained committed to medicine in various capacities, not the least of which is his exciting affiliation with Joel Rauser and Jono and The Headache Center.

Jono Brown

Jono graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas with an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training in 2008, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2011, and a Doctorate of Science (ScD) in Physical Therapy through the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2019. For his second doctorate he developed a curriculum on Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Cervicogenic Headaches and defended this as his thesis to complete his degree. He has also worked at CornerStone Physical Therapy since late 2011.

Right from the start, I felt welcome and comfortable. Sam is kind and knowledgeable. She's got her work cut out for her with my condition, but always greats me with a smile and the days solution. I would highly recommend Cornerstone to anyone with any kind of physical therapy need.

Kandice Denehan

Very knowledgeable! Took about 4 treatments for my shoulder (which I was barely able to lift over my head for the past 1.5 years) to be almost completely healed!

Todd Gustafson

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