Doctor warns of 'back-to-school headaches'
Parents and kids are getting back into the morning school routine for the first few weeks of school, and a doctor is warning parents to keep an eye on their kids’ headaches.
“Obviously, they're doing many different activities during the summer and then transitioning back into school,” said Dr. Shae Datta “Now they’re in front of a screen and in a classroom.”
Dr. Datta is the co-director of the concussion center at NYU Langone, and warns that while lack of sleep is commonly a cause for these headaches, other stresses and changes to their school routine could be a factor as well.
She says that an adjustment to their routine as well as checking in with them regularly is important, and that if within three weeks the headaches continue to persist to go see a headache specialist.