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Headache, back pain, x ray and blood report normal

hi my 8yr old daughter complains of frequent headaches and cries often saying her back hurts by her spine all the time. I had an x-ray of the back that showed nothing. I just assumed growing pains , she is 4ft 9in and 110lbs. but this has been going on for 6mons. what should I do? we also had blood taken that showed up normal. thank you
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted the symptoms of your daughter. I would like to reassure you that her symptoms do not suggest any serious neurological illness.

The most likely cause of her frequent headaches could be childhood migraine.

She would benefit from taking preventive medications such as flunarizine or propranolol tablets. This would reduce the severity and frequency of headaches.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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