Headaches can have many different presentations and many different causes, ranging from the most benign to more serious causes. There are multiple different types of headaches, including migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches, and trauma-induced headaches. Headaches can be severe enough to interfere with a patient’s life and make it difficult to complete daily activities. Diagnostic testing for headaches depends on the patient’s history and presentation. Imaging studies, such as CT scans or MRIs, may be ordered, as well as routine lab work.
Treatment for headaches depends on the type of headache and the frequency of the headaches. It typically includes lifestyle modifications, preventative treatment for those with more frequent headaches, and rescue medications for severe headaches. At NNP, we help to identify the cause of your child’s headache as well as the best lifestyle and medical approaches to preventing and treating headaches.