I would like to reinforce the need to have an accurate diagnosis of the type of headache your daughter has.
Neurologists are the medical specialists to see as, if it is migraine, how your daughter learns to manage it now will be very important for the future. There is medication, and strategies, for acute migraine treatment and management, and longer-term lifestyle changes that may help.
There is no blood test for migraine so it is diagnosed on the pattern and symptoms experienced. Family history of migraine is common.
To help whomever you consult keep a diary for 3 to 6 weeks. Note the time of onset (morning/night etc), whether she has any symptoms prior to the headache (change in mood, visual flashing lights etc), any possible contributing factors (poor sleep, missing meals, stress, time related to menstrual cycle), whether she is nauseous or vomits and whether sleeping helps it resolve.
Postural neck strain can contribute to a cervicogenic or neck headache that is very responsive to physical therapy but if present, it may also be a trigger for migraine. There is also the rare possibility of a brain disorder that needs excluding just to be certain.
Once this medical part is sorted out a Physiotherapist with expertise in posture and neck pain headache will be able to assist you with advice, exercises and gentle non-manipulation treatment.
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