A normal response of a loving parent is to get their child help when they are suffering. A migraine headache is a horrible thing for a child to have to deal with. More than likely, parents start by taking their child to a medical doctor. If your child is having three or more headaches a month, they will probably be given a prescription to help them cope with the pain. However, your child may be having more than pain. They may experience dizziness, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and other symptoms.
Some medications given by the doctor may be NSAIDs, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, or beta-blockers. These medications may help in some cases, but are generally ineffective in children, and they carry with them many dangerous side effects. After taking these, your child may experience extreme tiredness, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty with concentration, and nausea. If the medication is taken frequently, something called rebound headaches can occur. These headaches are often more intense than migraines and result in another headache if medication is taken for them.
As a parent, you may be wondering what to do? You surely want to help your child feel better, and medication does not seem to be a good option. Well, keep reading.
An Upper Cervical Chiropractor Can Be the Answer
Often, if the upper two vertebrae in the neck are misaligned, this can be the cause of migraines. This can come about due to accidents, falls, sports injuries, or simply the birthing process years ago. When these two vertebrae are misaligned, this affects the nervous system and can hinder the body’s ability to communicate properly with the brain. This leads to several negative effects throughout the body, including migraine headaches.
An upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Glendale, California, is specifically trained to examine the upper neck through specialized testing to see whether or not there is such a misalignment. They use a gentle technique to adjust the cervical spine. No popping, cracking, or twisting is involved. Once this misalignment is fixed, your child will have fewer headaches, or they may go away altogether. Why not contact Dr. Armen to schedule an appointment today, and help you child get back to his normal, happy self.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com