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.
Experts in headache care for kids
The team is led by Dr. Jennifer Bickel, one of the few board-certified headache specialists in the country and an innovative leader in the field of neurology. She has developed an intensive training program for everyone on the care team to ensure the highest quality of headache care for your child.
Mark Connelly, PhD, is an internationally renowned pain psychologist who co-directs the Comprehensive Headache Clinic with Dr. Bickel. He brings extensive knowledge and research into how a child’s mood, environment, and stress levels can contribute to headache pain.
The Headache Clinic team includes highly trained physicians, nurse practitioners, and other allied health professionals, including uniquely certified specialists like Dr. Anna Esparham and Dr. Jennifer Dilts, both board-certified medical acupuncturists. They are committed to continuously improving headache care through education, advocacy, and research.
You may be able to help us in these efforts by volunteering to participate in our ongoing research studies.