Handling any type of medical issue in children presents unique challenges because kids are often unable to articulate what the problem is. And this is certainly the case with headaches. Managing head pain in children requires a team of specialists who understand the unique ways in which children communicate and how to best treat them.
At PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists, such a team is on call for patients of all ages, from toddlers on up to the most senior. Our headache specialists include Dr. Frank Berenson, who is one of only three doctors in the state of Georgia who’s board-certified in headache medicine. You can trust our team to excel in providing tailored care for head pain in children.
If your child struggles with headaches or migraines, here’s a look at some of the effective management techniques we offer.
It’s hard to put a number on how many children suffer from chronic head pain because reporting is tricky, but headaches can, and do, strike kids of all ages with surprising regularity.
At the top of the list are tension headaches, which are typically brought on by emotional stress in kids. These primary headaches create pain around your child’s head, making it feel like it’s in a vice.
Migraines are also problematic among the younger population and have been documented in infants as young as 18 months old. More alarming is the fact that 10% of school-aged children suffer from migraines and half of all migraine sufferers have their first headache before the age of 12.
Children also suffer from secondary headaches, which may be related to colds and flus, as well as allergies.
As the name implies, our team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists has extensive experience helping our clients get to the bottom of, and treat, debilitating head pain, which includes:
To achieve these objectives, we offer a number of effective treatment options, which include:
The treatment plan we recommend for your child depends on the type of headache that’s plaguing them, but rest assured, we work diligently until your child finds relief.
Managing head pain often requires a multi-pronged approach that includes lifestyle changes and trigger management. For example, if your child suffers from frequent tension headaches, we may recommend some relaxation techniques as part of the overall treatment plan. Or if we discover a pattern for the onset of a migraine, we devise a plan to avoid those triggers.
The bottom line is that your child is in good hands at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists with a team that prides itself on compassionate and expert care. To better manage head pain in your child, please call us to set up a consultation.