Where your Migraines Originate
Migraines are a neurological disorder that can originate in several different places and manifest themselves in various ways. The most common of those ways is as a headache, but that is only one sign of a migraine.
When these neurological disorders originate in the brainstem, which is the lower part of the brain, they are called Basilar Migraines. Because of their location and their cause—a disturbance to the brainstem—they are more difficult to overcome, and the only way to overcome them is by removing that disturbance. That begins with understanding and eliminating all possible triggers.
Triggers of Basilar Migraines
- Sleep deprivation
- Certain medicines
- Female hormone changes
- Bright lights
- Consuming Nitrites (found in many foods)
- Physical Overexertion
- Weather, altitude, and other environmental factors
Now, ladies, unfortunately, you can’t control all hormonal changes. But all of the other factors can be controlled, and controlling those can control certain hormonal changes. We also understand you may be wondering how you’re supposed to know if you suffer from these types of migraines.
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Well, here are some of the symptoms:
Basilar Migraine Symptoms
- Double Vision
- Slurred speech
- Temporary Blindness
- Graying of vision
- Loss of Balance
- Hearing Impairment
- Loss of consciousness
- Difficulty talking
- Body tingling
Overcoming Basilar Migraines
While these are symptoms of these type of neurological disorder, that doesn’t mean a manifestation is proof of them. That means it’s important for someone who suffers from any type of migraine, or who shows any of these symptoms, to trust themselves to the care of an upper cervical chiropractor to find the source of their pain.
Using precise three dimensional X-rays and advanced testing, they will examine their upper neck vertebrae for any misalignments that are often the underlying cause of migraines. They will realign the spine without any popping, cracking, or manipulation of the neck, which will remove that disturbance and allow the body to begin to heal itself.