The development of the airway is crucial to living a pain free life. The airway is the foundation for ideal balance of the head and neck complex, which begins in early childhood development. Early diagnosis is important in preventing pain and discomfort later on in life.
Bend Headache Center is active in community education of mothers-to-be of the proper development of the airway. Allergies, sleep habits, and thumb sucking all have an impact on the airway. Airway issues as a child is linked to developmental issues of the mid-face, ADHD, and bed wetting. An impaired airway later in life can cause headaches/ migraines, facial pain, dizziness, and ear congestion.
By identifying and treating these influences early in development, we can prevent symptoms from starting. With an ideal airway, the mid-face will develop correctly allowing for balanced head and neck system.
The Bend Headache Center values children and we know that many headaches can begin in the early stages of a child’s life. In fact, airway issues as a child is linked to developmental issues that can create a problem with the jawline and the associated muscles as well as the muscles of the head and neck.
Children can begin having migraine headaches at an early age. Migraines in children tend to be shorter than adults, but aren’t any less painful.
Before they hit puberty migraines are more prevalent in boys. At puberty, more girls can experience migraines. One type of migraine that occurs in children is an abdominal migraine, which can potentially involve nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Your child may appear pale, flushed, or tired.
Post-traumatic headaches are an increasingly common problem in child athletes, who should be carefully evaluated after any head injury. Please contact the Bend Headache Center if you believe that your child is experiencing any or all of these symptoms, migraines, or headaches in Bend.