HEADACHES IN CHILDREN
on a computer with the head tilted down can bring tension/contraction headaches. As with any chronic headache pain, a medical evaluation should be the first step.
Headaches in young children are sometimes difficult to identify, because the child may not be able to explain what he or she is feeling. Children 10 and older are the most likely to experience headaches caused by stress and the resulting soft tissue contraction. These headaches are often described as a tight band around the head, or a soreness or tightness in the neck muscles.
Prevention may be as important as treatment in relieving a child’s headache pain.
Sitting posture is also important, especially with the long hours children spend at a desk in school or at home doing homework. Good posture habits learned in the early years can help prevent posture-related headaches through the adult years.