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Headache & migraine relief

Migraines are one the most common types of frequent headaches. They may affect over 12% of the US adult population and 10% of school-age children. Migraines are the most common cause of reoccurring disabling headaches and the number one reason why parents seek a neurologist. Migraines are usually associated with throbbing or pounding sensations, sensitivity to light (photophobia), noise, odors and/or nausea.

Is it really just a migraine?

Migraines can be mistaken for sinus headache, tension headache or arthritis. A neurologist can best determine the nature and cause of your child's headache. The neurologist routinely investigates and rules out diagnoses such as intracranial masses and hemorrhage, which can be misdiagnosed as a migraine. Migraines are best treated preventively. We may recommend changes to prescription medications, vitamins or even Botox® treatment, which has been shown to help some migraine sufferers. 

Don't let your child live with the pain and disability of migraine headaches. Call West Coast Neurology at (626) 598-3770 or use our Request an Appointment form to arrange your consultation. Our headache patients come to us from Pasadena, San Marino, South Pasadena and Arcadia in the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale, San Pedro, Torrance, Long Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula and bordering areas.