What is a basilar migraine, you may wonder. It is a migraine that comes from a neurological disorder. This means it originates from a disturbance in the brain or brainstem. The cure is to discover what the disturbance is and remove it. This cannot be done by ignoring the problem or taking medication to cover it up.
How can you tell if you have a basilar migraine? Here is a list of symptoms that may sound familiar to you.
- Seeing double
- Slurring of speech
- Losing your balance
- Tingling in the body
- Temporarily experiencing blindness
- Having problems with hearing
- Vision looking gray
- Feeling confused
- Losing consciousness
- Difficulty with speech and talking
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If you now realize you do have basilar migraines, what can you do? The first step in healing is figuring out what triggers your migraines. Here is a list of some of the things that people with basilar migraines find to be triggers.
- Eating foods that contain nitrates (in many processed foods)
- Drinking alcohol
- Feeling stressed
- Feeling hungry
- Being in bright lighting
- Not getting a good night’s sleep
- Certain types of medication
- In females, hormone changes
- Changes in weather or altitude
- Having caffeine
- Doing too much physically
- Environmental factors
If you suffer from this kind of migraine, you will not be able to tell by yourself if the disturbance is in the brain, brainstem, or lower brain. It will be important for you to seek the help of someone who is an expert in that field. Upper cervical chiropractors, such as Dr. Kurt Sherwood of Renton, Washington, are specifically trained to see these disturbances by examining the upper neck area for misalignments. This is often the root cause of migraines. Through a series of three-dimensional x-rays and advanced testing, Dr. Sherwood can see where your problems lie. He is able to correct these problems by using a gentle procedure. No popping or cracking is necessary. These misalignments can be adjusted for results that will last you a long time. Why not call Dr. Sherwood today to see if he can help you alleviate some of that pain?
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