Migraines in Children
Migraines are a common occurrence in adults. In fact, nearly half suffer from this condition.1 However, the number of children presenting with headaches and migraines is on the rise. According to The American Migraine Foundation, as many as 3 in 5 children experience occasional headaches.2
It can be difficult enough to diagnose and treat headaches and migraines in adults. With children, it is even tougher. This is especially so because it can be difficult for young ones to communicate the pain they are experiencing.
Because of this fact, doctors are looking for new ways to learn about the headaches children are experiencing. One method is to ask children to draw their feelings and use art to express themselves. The results have been outstanding.3 Children may not be able to explain the difference between a dull ache and a migraine, but putting their feelings into pictures has gotten many children the help that they need. Some children have drawn themselves being hit in the head with a bat. Others have drawn themselves vomiting into a toilet bowl and crying. These images provide medical professionals with the help they need to offer the right treatment.
To recieve natural treatment of migraines and headaches in Boise, Idaho, some parents have brought their children to Dr. Grayson Blom. Dr. Blom has been very successful in treating migraines in children using Upper Cervical Chiropractic. This is a gentle approach that involves adjustment of the C1, or Atlas, vertebrae. This bone is located at the brainstem, and misalignment can thus affect the entire body. Migraines and headaches are commonly caused by problems in C1 alignment. Studies have revealed that Upper Cervical Chiropractic care can relieve migraines in children and also help with certain behavioral disorders.3
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