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Headache and Your Child

Headache and Your Child

The Complete Guide to Understanding and Treating Migraine and Other Headaches in Children and Adolescents

In Headache and Your Child, Dr. Seymour Diamond gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness.

Making the Pain Go Away

If your child suffers from bad headaches, then you know all too well the panic and frustration they cause—and not just for your child, who may be too young or unwell to articulate what he's feeling, but for everyone in the family. When over-the-counter medications don't work and your pediatrician doesn't have an answer, you can now turn to preeminent headache and migraine expert Dr. Seymour Diamond for help.

In Headache and Your Child, he gives parents information on the most up-to-date diagnostic tools and treatment options available for this increasingly common childhood illness. Dr. Diamond's extensive experience guides you from accurate identification through the best therapy for your child's specific problem, focusing particularly on migraines—the most common acute headache in children and adolescents. He also discusses the whole gamut of possible headache causes, from stress through more serious conditions. With this book as a guide, you'll find:

Help in identifying what type of headache your child experiences so you can quickly find the most effective, appropriate treatments

Step-by-step exercises for controlling pain

A diet that helps identify migraine triggers

Alternatives to adult medications too strong for treating children

Information about biofeedback, relaxation methods, and much more
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743219723 | 
  • May 2010
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The up-to-the-minute guide to understanding and treating migraines for all migraine sufferers and their families Across America, twenty-eight million people suffer from migraines, costing the nation millions of dollars in lost work and school days, medication, and countless visits to doctors and hospitals. At the world-renowned Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago, Dr. Seymour Diamond has spent more than thirty years helping thousands of headache sufferers conquer their debilitating pain. At last,...
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