Extra! Extra! This just in, children get migraines too. Okay, so that’s not news to those kids who suffer from these neurological disorders or their parents. Though, it may be news to those of us who are or were never children who suffered from them, the parents of those people, or many other people in the United States.
In fact, the unfortunate truth is that more children that you might think probably suffer from them, but they don’t know just what to do about them. The truth is 5% of children under the age of 10 suffer from them, and 10%of teens and preteen suffer from them.
Of course, kids who suffer from migraines become adults who suffer from migraines. That’s why it’s important for parents of children who suffer from this neurological condition to help their children find relief now. That’s why we want to tell you the story of Jacob Holladay, a 12 year old boy who suffered from migraines.
At the peak of his pain, after he had suffered from migraines for five days in a row, Jacob’s parents admitted him to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. That’s not a normal amount of time for a child, or anyone for that matter, to suffer from episodes of this pain in their head
Before his admission into the hospital, his mother kept him home from school for an entire week, and she said he also missed two weeks of school in January. Jacob’s story ends well, but it’s because his mother took the time to seek out the care of an upper cervical chiropractor.
To Parents of Childhood Migraine Sufferers
If you’re the parent of a child who suffers from migraines, then the best thing you can do to help set your child up for a prosperous and healthy future is to help them find relief from those things that are causing them to suffer now. That one thing, when it comes to their battles against migraines, is upper cervical chiropractic. An upper cervical chiropractor will examine their upper cervical spine for any misalignments that may be the underlying cause of their migraines.
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Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. They are 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, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at http://www.uclife.ca/