Brain & Spine Center
Headaches are a common health problem that can be seen in toddlers, children and teenagers. The Pediatric Comprehensive Headache Program was established in 2015. We care for patients up to age 18. The program has doctors and advanced care providers that specialize in headache treatment as well as a psychologist and nurse educator. Patients can be referred to the clinic by their primary care provider.
What to Expect
What You Can Do Before Your Visit
We often have a long waiting list for the Headache Clinic. To help manage headaches while you wait to see a doctor, work with your primary care physician and begin to employ as many of these strategies as possible:
- Sleep 8-10 hours per night
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day
- Exercise 30 - 60 minutes per day
- Reduce excess stress
- Consider behavioral health if your child has anxiety or depression
The patient's primary care provider is welcome to call pediatric neurology for advice at any time.