Hemiplegic Migraine In Fair Oaks
Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that usually includes headaches (but not always). Before the migraine associated headache pain kick in, sufferers can experience a variety of additional symptoms called auras that act as warning signs that the migraine is coming. Auras, include temporary body disturbances that include weird sensations, muscle control and vision problems.
Hemiplegic migraine is a severe sub-type in the migraine group and one of the most serious and debilitating migraines. For hemiplegic migraine sufferers, paralysis and muscle weakness can be so extreme and pronounced that they can cause a temporary, stroke like paralysis (called hemiplegia) on one side of the body.
Hemiplegic Migraine Symptoms
Hemiplegic migraine stroke like symptoms frequently starts in childhood and for some, disappears in adulthood. Symptoms range from troublesome to debilitating and they often differ person to person and are very unpredictable. For example, one month a hemiplegic migraine headache could involve minor paralysis and extreme pain and the next month it could be a minor headache and extreme paralysis. Additional symptoms include, but aren't limited to, severe, pulsating pain on one side of the head, numbness or paralysis on one side of the body which can include your face, arm or leg, loss of balance and coordination, nausea and vomiting, confusion, slurred speech and even coma. With hemiplegic migraine, the aura symptoms are often more severe and can last longer than with other migraines, typically from 5 minutes to an hour. It's uncommon, but some hemiplegic migraine sufferers progressively develop long lasting coordination and movement problems.
Natural Migraine Relief
When symptoms of hemiplegic migraine occur, it is crucial that a solid diagnosis by a specialist who can explain the sudden onset of one sided numbness or weakness. One thing that you may not know yet is that triptans should be avoided during the aura phase of hemiplegic migraine, despite the fact that it is often prescribed for migraine, just one of many reasons to confirm your specific problem. There's little definitive research yet that has established the best course of drug treatment for hemiplegic migraine.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic is a very specific (and gentle) form of Chiropractic care that specifically addresses the vertebral subluxation located at the top of the spine. Realigning the vertebra located by the brain stem assures the appropriate flow of communication between your nervous system and the rest of your body, allowing healing properties and proper brain stem function. This advanced chiropractic procedure has been successfully used to treat hemiplegic migraines in some cases and is definitely worth considering before opting for more invasive treatments or unpredictable, side effect riddled medications.
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Relief of Migraines in Fair Oaks California
As you can see, a migraine is a very complex condition that should be handled by a migraine specialist who will be able to help diagnose the problem correctly and recommend the proper approach for you. To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to www.upcspine.com or if you are in the Fair Oaks California area click the button below to schedule an appointment.