Headaches in Children - Introduction
Headache is one of the most common concerns reported by children. Recurrent headaches are reported in one-third to one-half of children and adolescents and occur daily or near daily in about 2% to 6% of young patients.
Despite these numbers, usually after evaluation for secondary causes of headache is completed, most children with a primary headache syndrome are left untreated or undertreated.
Medication is often only a small part of the treatment plan, as thorough identification, education, and nonpharmacologic therapies show significant benefit.