Migraine Headaches in Children and Teens – Advice and Recommendations

By Joanne Prinzhorn, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Mission Children’s Hospital

The complaint of a headache is the most common neurologic symptom encountered in a pediatric practice. Therefore, it is important for parents to understand basic steps to help with this problem.

At the onset of a headache:

To prevent headaches from occurring:

Seek medical treatment:


Joanne Prinzhorn, CPNP, is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working in Pediatric Neurology with Mission Children’s Hospital.

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