Dealing with migraines in children can be tricky. Any adult with migraines knows how terrible an attack can be. Typically, we know what we need to do to take care of ourselves – take our medication and lay down in a dark, quiet room to try and find a little relief. However, when it comes to migraines in children, it may not be so straightforward. Migraines in children or adults are not just a really bad headache. There are other complicated neurological mechanisms involved that give rise to additional symptoms such as nausea, vision changes, dizziness, and other sensory issues.
Migraines in children have been reported in as young as 18 months old, and half of all those impacted experience their first episode when they are younger than 12 years of age. 1 out of every 10 school-age children suffers from migraines, making them more common than we might think. This can be a big disruption in their schooling, after-school activities, and weekend play time.
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Many parents are concerned about the repercussions of helping their children's migraines with medications, especially over an extended period of time. Thankfully, with upper cervical chiropractic care, the root cause of migraines can be addressed safely, gently, and naturally. Migraines can originate when the uppermost vertebra in the spine, the atlas, misaligns. In children, this might happen during a particularly difficult birth, taking some tumbles learning how to walk, or playing on the playground. In any case, a misaligned atlas can cause an interruption in normal blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid flow, and nerve signals between the head, neck, and rest of the body. This can create the conditions in the body under which migraines can occur.
At Besso Clinic, we care for migraines in children and patients of all ages. Children are very resilient and usually respond extremely well to upper cervical care. Correcting the atlas is a very gentle and precise process. Upper cervical adjustments are designed to hold, giving the body the opportunity to heal and restore its normal function. Children don't need to continue suffering from ongoing migraines. Contact us for a complimentary consultation to see how we can help.
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