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Back to School Migraines and Headaches Spells Trouble for Kids

Sure, for some kids school is a headache — figuratively. But what about in the literal sense?

As thousands of children march back to school across Southern California, medical professionals are warning parents to keep an eye on an increase in migraines and headaches in their kids.

As explained in this YouTube video, findings from Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians show that headaches increase in fall in children. Pain management specialists say this is due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep.

Look Out for Childhood Headache Triggers

So, how can parents tell the difference between real pain and a child who doesn’t want to go back to school? Simple – You know your child. You know if your son or daughter is suffering from real pain, rather than back-to-school anxiety.

Be mindful of some common childhood headache triggers such as poor hydration, skipping breakfast, and and prolonged screen time on a mobile device or computer.

It’s also important to note, that migraines are not just headaches. Most times, migraines are a genetically inherited neurological disease. Headaches are symptoms of migraines.

The bottom line: Kids need at least 8-9 hours of sleep and have to eat breakfast. Breakfast is very important. In fact, it’s actually better to eat an unhealthy breakfast than to skip it entirely.

Does Your Child Clench or Grind Their Teeth?

If you find that your son or daughter is suffering from back to school headaches and migraines — chronic teeth grinding and clenching may be to blame. If that’s the case, Pasadena Pain Management can help diagnose and treat the condition in a few short visits to our office.

If you are ready to take a step towards being pain free, or simply want to learn more about how our pain management therapy works at Pasadena Pain Management, contact us today to set up a FREE consultation.

About Pasadena Pain Management

Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment for TMJ/TMD, migraine, headaches and neck pain in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.