Migraines in Children – Natural Treatment

Migraines in Children

Chiropractic Glen Carbon IL Child

Despite how common a condition migraines are, funding for research is surprisingly limited.  With an estimated 38 million sufferers across the US, the 2013 NIH funding amount for migraine researched amounted to just 50 cents per person affected.  While most of us know that adults can be severely impacted by a migraine episode, many people may not know that children can also suffer from this condition.  Because the condition often goes undiagnosed for kids, here are some facts to build more awareness:

  • Approximately 10% of school-aged children have migraines
  • In about half of all migraine sufferers, the first attack occurs before age 12
  • School absences double for kids with migraines when compared to their migraine-free counterparts
  • As adults, women suffer more than men, but before puberty, boys suffer more often than girls.
  • Migraines have been reported in children as young as 18 months old

When it comes to treating kids, many parents have expressed concerns over the side effects of medications and are looking for natural alternatives.

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What can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Do?

A misalignment of the upper cervical spine can contribute to migraines in both children and adults.  This is an often overlooked piece of the puzzle, and it can be the key to lasting relief.  If normal blood flow or nervous system function is being compromised by an atlas misalignment, when this issue is corrected, healing can finally take place.  Our approach is safe, specific, and gentle.  Children usually respond quite well since they don’t have the cumulative detrimental effects of a longstanding misalignment.  Ultimately this means less suffering, no more sick days at home, and the freedom to be a kid again.


8:00am - 11:30am
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8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

By Appointment

8:30am - 11:30am
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 11:00am

Upper Cervical Health Centers
20 Ginger Creek Parkway
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 692-6992