Akron Children’s Headache Clinic provides assessment and treatment for children and teens with severe headaches or migraines, or recurring episodes of intense, pounding, nauseating head pain that can last for several hours to up to 3 days. Read More...
Akron Children’s headache clinic brings together pediatric neurologists, psychologists and nurse practitioners to evaluate the causes and determine the correct diagnosis to treat your child’s condition.
Headaches can be caused by several factors, including:
Children often describe symptoms of an intense, throbbing or pulsing headache in the front or sides of their heads, and they may experience vomiting, extreme light or sound sensitivity, or blurred vision.
During your child's first visit to our headache clinic, we will perform a background assessment, conduct several tests and develop an initial treatment plan. We partner with your family to educate you and your child on preventing and treating headaches. The visit takes approximately 3 hours.
First, our neurologist will meet with you and your child to conduct detailed medical history and physical exams.
Then, your child will meet with our pediatric psychologist to address non-medical and emotional contributing factors. If necessary, diagnostic tests will be performed, such as a CT scan or MRI.
Our treatments include:
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