Kids with Headaches! Should You Worry?

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Headaches in children unfortunately are common.  Like adults, children can develop
different types of headaches, including migraines or stress-related (tension) headaches. Children can also have chronic daily headaches.

In some cases, headaches in
children are caused by an infection, high levels of stress or anxiety, or minor
head trauma. That’s why it’s important to pay attention to your child’s headache
symptoms and to consult a doctor if the headache worsens or occurs frequently.
Headaches in children can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications and
other lifestyle and home measures.  But if they persist, you need to consider
the cervicogenic (neck generated headache).
Through life, kids can start to
have small misalignments of the neck that eventually irritate nerves to the head
and tighten muscles of the neck resulting in a headache problem.  Think falling
off their bikes, soccer, hockey, roller coasters, falling asleep in the car and
poor sleep.
Get a neck check-up for
your child.  It’s easy and, using special diagnosis tests, Dr. Strauss can tell
you if the neck is the problem.  Kid adjustments are very light and very
gentle.  Most kids respond quickly.
A great time to get check ups for kids is when school starts, winter break,
spring break and summer break.  Just four check ups per year is enough to stop
problems before they start.  Dr. Strauss sees all ages of children and does
sports physicals too!

Treatment Note:  Bring your children in for their
school and sports physicals.  If there is ever an injury, Dr. Strauss will
already know your child and be ready to evaluate the
problem.

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