Migraines can originate in several different places. They are a neurological disorder that can present with a number of different symptoms. Most commonly, a headache is felt, but that is only one symptom. With basilar migraines, the origin is in the brainstem. The brainstem connects the brain and the spinal cord. These headaches can be extremely hard to defeat. This is due to the fact that they are caused by a disturbance in brainstem function. The disturbance needs to be removed, and this starts with understanding what may have triggered a migraine.
Here is a list of possible triggers:
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It is important for someone who is suffering from these headaches to do his or her best to avoid or, at least, be aware of possible triggers. This can help a person to be proactive when it comes to migraines. A migraine diary can help to identify triggers for individuals.
So, what are the symptoms of a basilar migraine?
Where To Find Help For Basilar Migraines?
For those suffering from any type of migraine headache disorder, many have found success with upper cervical chiropractic care, due to the fact that neck injuries are the most common cause of migraine headache disorders. We use digital x-rays to analyze the upper cervical spine in a 3 dimensional configuration along with testing to examine the patient’s upper neck to determine if head and neck misalignment is present.
A misalignment in this upper cervical spine places undue pressure and stress upon on the brainstem creating the environment needed for a migraine to occur. Once located, we use a gentle procedure to correct the misalignment.
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