Understanding Symptoms of Abdominal Migraines in Children

Have you ever felt a sudden pang of worry when you see your child clutching their stomach in agony? Do you wonder if there's more than just a typical stomachache troubling them? Understanding the symptoms of abdominal migraine is essential, especially when helping an affected child. Doing so will also allow you to look into remedies, manage triggers better, and minimize the condition’s impact on your child’s day-to-day routine.

Symptoms of Abdominal Migraine in Children

Recognizing symptoms of abdominal migraine in children is the first step toward providing them with the right care. Here's a quick look at the most common symptoms:

  • Severe abdominal pain, often located around the middle of the belly
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Yawning frequently or feeling unusually tired
  • Loss of appetite
  • Paleness or flushing of the face
  • Headaches or sensitivity to light/sound

Migraines - No Matter What Form Can Stem from Postural Imbalances

Postural imbalances can be more than just a cause of back and neck pain. Such imbalances, especially in children, might trigger or exacerbate migraine episodes. But how does this happen?

The spine, which houses the spinal cord, is a major conduit of nerve signals. Any misalignment along the neck can disrupt these signals. The most common causes of postural misalignment include:

  • Bad sitting habits (craning the neck while playing the tablet or phone)
  • Carrying heavy backpacks or bags on one shoulder
  • Physical injuries (think falling off the swing, getting hit in the head during a baseball game, etc.)
  • Birth-related trauma

But of all these misalignments, the adjustment of the atlas bone – the first vertebra in the spine – is of particular interest. This bone, being at the junction of the skull and spine, plays a significant role in maintaining head balance and posture. A misaligned atlas might be the underlying cause of many symptoms of abdominal migraine.

Help Manage Symptoms of Abdominal Migraines with Atlas Bone Adjustments

For many parents and young patients, turning to natural and holistic options is among the first preference. If you're one of those who have tried everything to alleviate that relentless pain, it's time to consider a new approach - looking into your child’s neck alignment with the help of an Upper Cervical doctor.

Upper Cervical Chiropractic zeroes in on postural imbalance to help restore balance in the body. Ensuring proper atlas bone alignment can help negate several effects of cervical subluxation on your child’s body, such as neck stiffness, uneven gait pattern, and frequent bouts of symptoms of abdominal migraine.

Think of the atlas bone as the first link of a chain. Naturally, when it twists in one direction, the rest of the chain has to compensate. The same thing happens with your child’s spine. The imbalance can lead to structural changes in the body and signal interferences that might prevent the body from functioning smoothly.

Suppose your young loved one has a history of neck or head trauma (such as those listed above). In that case, you will likely find Upper Cervical Chiropractic helpful in redefining your approach to abdominal migraines - or other types of migraines. 

Isn’t it worth exploring a natural approach that might hold the key to long-term relief? Using the Upper Cervical Awareness directory, you can book an appointment with certified professionals who understand your journey and can provide a roadmap to well-being. Book your child’s appointment today!

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