Growing pains may indicate a greater risk of migraines later in life

Growing pains and migraines might share a common underlying cause

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Children who have growing pains are more likely than their peers to experience migraines later in life. The finding suggests that growing pains could be an early indicator of migraines.

Growing pains – or sore, aching limbs in adolescence – are often attributed to rapid childhood growth. However, there is no evidence to support this, and their cause remains unclear.

Like migraines, growing pains develop rapidly and often recur. So, Raimundo Pereira Da Silva-Néto at the Federal University of Paraná in …


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