Headaches & Migraines

Headaches & Migraines

This 15 year old girl was having terrible headaches & an occasional migraine EVERY day for 1 year. She is a volley ball player and was missing practices and games because of her headaches. The pain was also affecting her school work and ability to focus. Watch and see what happened after 1 chiropractic adjustment.

JME Attack! (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy)

JME Attack! (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy)

This is how mine look. Nothing special. My face looks horrid. My hair looks gnarly. Haters back off, it's humid :P

Kids Migraines- What a Pain!

Kids Migraines- What a Pain!

Margaret Karis' oldest daughter was in third grade when she started getting headaches. "She would just complain that her eyes hurt," says her mother, Margaret Karis. They weren't sure whether it was the stress of school or something bigger. About 1 out of every 20 kids gets migraines. "In general the numbers have been steady over decades," says Dr. Guillermo Phillips, pediatric neurologist with Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida. "Migraines are typically throbbing headaches. Sometimes one side of the head; sometimes both. They are associated with nausea, vomiting, visual changes, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noises. It can last a half an hour, more than an hour, or sometimes several days," says Dr. Phillips. Certain things may spark a reaction in a child's nervous system and start a migraine attack. The most elementary way to manage migraines is to recognize the triggers. "I ask parents what causes headaches to start? And for some people it's being out in the sun, others it's certain smells or certain foods. I always ask about sleep -- number of hours and the quality of sleep. Whether children are eating all three meals a day," says Dr. Phillips. These are lifestyle factors, which can be modified. One factor that can't be changed is genetics. Migraines tend to run in families. "We didn't have to look too far to see the source. Her dad and I get them too," says Karis. One in 5 kids feel the headaches coming on, through sensitivity to light or sound, blurred vision or a smelling a certain odor. That window of time may allow them to act. "Medication for headaches really works best when the headache first starts. So waiting long periods of time sometimes let's the headache get out of control," says Dr. Phillips. Children with severe migraines may take daily medications, others benefit from relaxation techniques to soothe the pain in their brain. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches

A Fixers campaign led by Chloe Bailey: http://www.fixers.org.uk/news/11665-11208/cluster-headache-awareness.php By raising awareness of a debilitating condition that she feels is often misdiagnosed, Chloe Bailey hopes to help medical professionals better understand chronic cluster headaches. The 26-year-old from Twemlow in Cheshire can face multiple attacks a day. She hopes to educate others so that those with the neurological disorder can get a diagnosis and the support they need.

The Neurologist: Severe Recurring Headaches

The Neurologist: Severe Recurring Headaches

Dr. Devi meets a woman who is suffering from terrible headaches every day. Dr. Devi attemps to identify the specific cause and determine the best course of treatment.

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