Headaches are very common in kids and at times hard to understand their cause and triggers depending on their age.
They can have a wide range of causes and many levels of severity. It's important to understand how to recognize a common typical headaches with just a passing pain from the ones that require medical attention.
This article summarizes the most important keep points to help parents and health care professionals determine the need for additional evaluation.
Headaches are thought to be caused by changes in chemicals, nerves, or blood vessels in the area. These changes send pain messages to the brain and bring on a headache.
In general, kids get the same types of headaches as adults. And headaches often are hereditary, so if a parent gets them, their kids might too.
If you need more help,
Give us a call!
Neurology Children's Specialty Clinic
Dr. Germano Falcao is a Mayo Clinic Trained Pediatric Neurologist who has a passion to care for children with neurological disorders and give support to their families. He is a compassionate and experienced physician, a published author, and a professor who specializes in areas involving Seizures and Epilepsy; Headaches and Migraine syndromes; Neurodevelopment Disorders; ADHD and Autism Evaluation.