Headaches in Children FAQ

Did you know?

  • Headaches can be a common problem in children
  • Somewhere between 4% and 10% of children have migraine headaches.
  • Many adults with headaches started having their headaches as children, with 20% reporting the onset before age 10.
  • Most headaches in children are benign – meaning they are not symptoms of some serious disorder or disease.
  • Migraine headaches often run in families, so information on other family member’s headaches is important.

Headache may interfere with participation in activities and school and can be a significant health problem.