Have you ever heard of a hemiplegic migraine? Do you suffer from them? What is a hemiplegic migraine? It is a type of complex neurological disorder that can be extremely debilitating. This falls under the category of a migraine with aura that is accompanied by loss of balance, vertigo, confusion, nausea, and many other symptoms.
This is not the typical kind of migraine. Muscle weakness and paralysis generally exist alongside the aura. These can be so severe that a sort of stroke-like paralysis is caused. This is called hemiplegia, which means it affects one side of the body only. These migraines often create month long battles with extreme pain and paralysis. Sometimes paralysis exists without head pain.
These headaches often begin in childhood and will sometimes disappear in adulthood. We must also realize that just because a person does not deal with extreme muscle weakness or some sort of paralysis, it does not mean that they do not suffer from this type of neurological disorder.
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What are the symptoms of hemiplegic migraines?
Is There Any Help For People That Have Hemiplegic Migraines?
Those who suffer from hemiplegic migraines are in need of restoring the body’s communication system. This is often the key to reducing, and even overcoming, the severe pain associated with this type of a migraine. The nervous system is the way in which our bodies communicate. The nervous system contains the spine, brain, and nerves that come from it. If the upper cervical spine (upper neck) is out of alignment by a mere ¼ of a millimeter, the brain cannot communicate properly. By correcting this misalignment, the restoration process can begin, and you will start to feel relief.
How do you go about doing this? Start by contacting an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Grayson Blom of Boise, Idaho. By entrusting your care to Dr. Blom, he can examine your upper neck vertebrae and begin to work on repairing what is wrong. Once your upper neck vertebrae are realigned, your body will begin communicating once again, and your healing process can begin. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Blom.
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