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Understanding Migraines in Chesapeake VA

 

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Migraine Symptoms 

Though many people think of headaches when they think of migraines, that pain in a migraine sufferer’s head is only one possible symptom of that neurological disorder. Other symptoms may include:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Sensitivity to light

  • Sensitivity to touch

  • Sensitivity to sound

  • Dizziness

  • Strange odors

  • Mood changes

  • Abdominal pain

Children and Migraines

Another misnomer about migraines is that only adults suffer from them, but children sometimes deal with them also. It is true they experience fewer attack and they do not last as long, but they can be just as painful and debilitating. By 17 years of age, 8% of boys and 23% of girls have suffered from migraines.

While there is no migraine medication approved for children, there are ways to help children get through and overcome that migraine pain. The first is by sleeping. This will not work for every child, and it’s important to note that a migraine may be a sign of a more serious health issue, such as intracranial pressure. That means you should only allow your child to sleep if a neurologist has determined their migraines are not signs of such things as brain aneurysms or other serious health issues.

Up to 90% of children who suffer from migraines experience a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Those children are often prescribed medications, such as antiemetics, to deal with nausea and vomiting. Parents will want to monitor their children’s intake of these medications, as overuse of them can lead to rebound headaches, which are often worse in pain.

 

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Caring for Your Child’s Migraines

Though, the best thing parents can do to help their child overcome migraines is not to continue to medicate them. That will only set them up for a life of dependency on drugs to deal with the pain, and that’s never good.

Instead, it is important that an upper cervical chiropractor examine their neck for any misalignments in their upper neck vertebrae that may be the underlying cause of their migraine pain. Getting to the source of this neurological issue by focusing on aligning those top two vertebrae in the neck will restore the brain’s ability to communicate with the body.

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