Headache and Migraine:  Medical Condition

Definition

Headache and Migraine refer to pain.

A headache or cephalalgia is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neeck. It can be a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and neck.

Headaches in children are common and usually aren’t serious.

Children can develop different types of headaches, including migraine or stress-related (tension) headaches and sinus headaches.

Children can also have chronic daily headaches.

What Is a Migraine?

  • Migraine is a type of headache that is often localized in a certain area of the head and is sometimes accompanied by a pronounced sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Other common migraine symptoms include nausea and vomiting.
  • gradual in onset, progressively more painful and then undergo a gradual resolution.
  • Some migraines are worsened by head motion, sneezing, straining or physical exertion.
  • Since many patients also become sensitive to light and sound, some migraine sufferers will lie down in a darkened and quiet room to relieve symptoms

 

How Common Are Headaches in Children and Adolescents?

Very common in children and adolescents.

Studies show 56% of boys and 74% of girls between the ages of 12 and 17 reported having had a headache within the past month.