Sadly, migraines do affect children, as well as adults. However, kids may not know how to express the pain they are feeling, resulting instead in uncooperative behavior. Let’s take a closer look at how parents can help their children to find relief from migraine pain.
It has been noted that children are among the fastest growing population to suffer from migraines. During the ages of 5 to 15, 10% of both boys and girls experience migraines. Around the time puberty begins and hormones adjust, the number of girls who get migraines increases dramatically. Even babies have been seen to have migraines as early as 18 months old and more so in babies that also have colic.
Since children have a challenge in properly explaining the pain they are feeling, healthcare providers have a hard time diagnosing and find help for these young ones. Parents can become frustrated, as well. It appears children seem to have more of a steady pain versus the pounding and throbbing pain more common in adults. They also experience the common migraine symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Relief by sleep
There are few conservative ways available to care for migraines in children, often involving medications – prescription or over-the-counter. Plus, since the bodies of children are ever-changing, side effects of medications can be unpredictable. Searching for a natural solution thus becomes important to many parents.
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Migraines and Upper Cervical Care
Here at our Calgary, Alberta practice, we have seen success in helping patients cope with migraines. We focus on making sure the atlas bone is in proper alignment. The atlas is vital to the function of the brainstem and a properly working nervous system as they relate to migraines. If the atlas bone has misaligned, the brain, blood flow, and nerves can be negatively affected.
Using a gentle method that is safe for infants, children, teens, and adults, we help the bones move back into their normal position. Once corrected, the body can normalize in its function, and migraine headaches may improve or go away completely.
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