A growing number of kids experience frequent headaches. More than 40,000 children in the Kansas City metro suffer from moderate-to-severe headaches, which can be debilitating and impact their quality of life.
Often, parents wonder when to see a doctor for a headache. We understand that getting the right treatment, at the right time, in the right setting is important when it comes to managing your child’s headaches.
The Headache Program at Children's Mercy provides specialized diagnoses and migraine relief care for children and teenagers who experience frequent or persistent headaches and need intensive services. Your child will be seen by members of our headache team, which includes doctors or nurse practitioners, and nurses. They will work with you to create a treatment plan that helps reduce your child’s headache pain.
We consider family members a crucial part of every patient’s care team. Our goal is to partner with you to create a headache-relief plan that meets the needs and preferences of both you and your child. Working with you as part of our team greatly enhances the benefits of your child’s care and increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.