If your child suffers from migraines, then you definitely want to do something to help them overcome the pain. This neurological problem will most often lead to headaches, but that is only one possible symptom. They may also suffer from nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, dizziness, or other symptoms.
Now, we understand that your desire to help them overcome this pain will certainly lead you to take them to the doctor, so their doctor can prescribe some sort of medication to alleviate the pain. Doctors will often prescribe children who suffer from three or four migraine headache attacks a month antidepressants, NSAIDS, beta-blockers, or calcium channel blockers.
Though, the problem with those are that they are often ineffective in children and they come with the possibility of serious side effects. Those may include more intense headaches called rebound headaches if the child does not take the medication correctly or they take too much of it. They may also experience fatigue and sleepiness, nausea, a heightened heartbeat, and difficulty concentrating.
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Natural Ways to Overcome Migraine Pain
Of course, there are ways a parent can help their child get through and overcome that migraine pain without the use of medication. These may require some lifestyle changes, but those changes will enable your child to live a happier and healthier life.
- Relaxation Techniques – These may include hypnosis, imagery, or biofeedback
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Proper sleep (maintain a regular bedtime and make sure they get 6-8 hours of sleep a night)
- Healthy diet
- Herbal remedies
- Supplements (Butterbur, feverfew, CoQ10, Riboflavin, Magnesium)
Your Child’s Migraines and Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Another natural method many parents are discovering to help their children overcome their migraine pain is upper cervical chiropractic. This is a gentle and precise form of chiropractic that focuses on the importance of the nervous system by restoring the brain’s ability to communicate with the body.
When the top two vertebrae in our neck are out of alignment, that hinders the brain’s ability to communicate with the body. That will lead to several negative effects throughout the body including that inability of nerves to travel throughout the body as they should and the nervous system’s inability to function properly.
When an upper cervical chiropractor examines your child’s neck, they will be able determine if there are any misalignments in their upper neck vertebrae that may be the underlying cause of their migraines. They will make any necessary adjustments to your child’s upper cervical spine, so as to restore an spinal stress and structural positioning of the nervous system. This will allow the nervous system to work correctly and will reduce and many times eliminate migraine headaches in your child.
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Dr. Kurt Sherwood, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Renton Chiropractor who has helped many people to find natural relief over the past 20 plus years. He is trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and his Renton Chiropractic clinic specializes in correcting 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 including migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, and vertigo. More information can be found on his website at http://www.sherwoodspinalcare.com