Chronic Headaches & Migraines in Miami, FL
WeMind Institute specializes in pediatric neurological care, as well as treatment for headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and children with autism. We offer diagnostic services for pediatric chronic headaches and migraines for children who live in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
What is a Chronic Headache and Migraine?
Chronic headaches are diagnosed based on how often you have headaches, as well as how severe the headache is for each episode. Migraines are types of chronic headaches that are accompanied by pain, sensitivity to light, nausea, tiredness, and other symptoms.
How Much Does Treatment for Chronic Headaches and Migraines Cost?
WeMind Institute accepts most medical insurances for treatment of pediatric chronic headaches and migraines.
What’s the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?
The primary difference between a headache and a migraine is the severity of the pain and associated symptoms. With headaches, you can most likely continue with your day. A migraine, though, is extremely debilitating. A child who suffers from headaches may need bed rest until the symptoms pass, which can take several hours or longer.
What Are the Different Types of Headaches?
- Tension headache: A tension headache causes a pressure around the head. It may be caused by stress or muscle tension.
- Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches occur over a period of several days and are described as brief and intermittent episodes of discomfort.
- Sinus headache: Sinus headaches are caused by pressure in the sinus cavity and may be linked to sinus infections.
- Migraine headache: A migraine is a severe headache that is worsened by light and sound. A person with a migraine may also have an upset stomach and nausea.
- Ocular migraine: An ocular migraine causes visual disturbances, including partial or full loss of vision. These types of migraines are rare.
What Are the Common Headache Reasons in Children?
Approximately one-half of children experience headaches before they are seven years old, and eight out of ten children have headaches before 15 years old. Children develop headaches and migraines for many of the same reasons as adults. Stress, muscle tension, sinus infections, and some medical conditions are just some of the reasons.
What Are Migraine Symptoms in Children?
- Vomiting or upset stomach
- Intense head pain
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Visual disturbances
What Are Severe Migraine Causes in Children?
Fortunately, migraines in children tend to be less severe than adults, yet children can experience severe migraines. Triggers vary, but some of the most common causes of sever migraines in children are changes in hormone levels, dehydration, stress, and some types of food. Dr. Vasconcellas works with parents to determine possible triggers for migraines.
What Are Headache Causes and Treatment for Children?
Dr. Vasconcellas determines what is causing your child’s migraines and headaches. Treatment may involve migraine medication, exercise, dietary changes, and other measures to reduce the risk of chronic headaches and migraines.
Why Choose WeMind Institute for Pediatric Neurology Treatment?
WeMind Institute works with children from birth to approximately 22 years old. Dr. Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. We also specialize in pediatric headaches and migraines, testing for ADHD, and working with children who have autism. WeMind Institute is known for offering the QbTest to diagnose ADHD, and we link parents with supplemental community programs for children with neurological disorders, including scholarships and school programs.
Dr. Elza Vasconcellos is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pediatric neurology and headache medicine for families in Miami, Doral, the greater Miami area, and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today to learn more about our pediatric services for chronic headaches and migraines and schedule an appointment.