The Causes of Childhood Headaches
There are many causes for childhood headaches. However, research clearly demonstrates that the majority of headaches are caused by problems in the cervical spine or neck. Did you know that the vertebrae in the neck can become misaligned? When this happens, nerves and at times the spinal cord itself can become irritated causing muscular tension and changes in blood flow to and in the brain itself. Unfortunately, many parents turn to drugs, which of course do nothing to correct the problem they only masks the symptoms.
Childhood headaches do more than cause pain
Researchers found headaches can affect children’s emotional development and school performance more than some other more serious health problems. The study published in the July issue of Pediatrics, suggests that headaches have a significant impact on children’s overall quality of life.
The children with headaches were adversely affected in all areas of functioning, including school performance, emotional development and physical health. In particular, children with migraines reported a higher level of impairment in school and emotional functioning than children with other chronic diseases.
If your child is suffering with headaches, seek and treat the “cause” don’t just continue treating the symptom.
Yours in Health, Naturally!