Written by Karah Frizzell

Ask Dr. Armstrong: Can children and teenagers get migraines?

Yes, children and teenagers can and do experience migraines. Pediatric migraines might manifest differently than in adults. For example, children’s migraines might be shorter in duration or might involve pain on both sides of the head. Additionally, children are more likely to experience abdominal migraines, which involve pain in the belly rather than the head. Recognizing and treating migraines in children and teenagers is crucial since the condition can significantly impact school performance and social interactions.