A basilar migraine is similar to a common migraine but comes with vertigo – the sensation of spinning. This can be extremely disabling and cause one to have to lie down until it passes. But more important than that, a basilar migraine can be a warning sign of something more serious going on in the body.
Basilar migraines originate from the brainstem and have the following symptoms:
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The brain is supplied with oxygen through two main arteries, one of them being the basilar artery. It brings blood saturated with oxygen to the cerebellum, the occipital lobes, and the brainstem. Problems with the basilar artery can lead to an aneurysm or stroke.
As noted, basilar migraines are very serious and are something to be avoided. How can this be accomplished? It is important to keep the top two bones of the neck in proper alignment as they play a vital role in facilitating blood flow to the brain. Even if the misalignment is just ¼ of a millimeter, it can potentially cause issues.
Upper cervical chiropractors have been specially trained to find these small misalignments using modern diagnostic imaging. Once the precise location of the problem is identified and measured, we use a method that is gentle and does not require us to pop or crack the back or neck. Instead, the bones are moved through a low force correction. Once blood flow is restored, migraines may resolve completely.
Keeping the bones of the neck in place is vital for a person’s happiness and well-being, so we always recommend regular maintenance, even after symptoms have resolved.
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Dr. Perkins grew up in Novi, Michigan and attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He received his Doctorate Magna Cum Laude with a focus on Upper Cervical Chiropractic care. Chris is well known in the community for his public speaking and holds a number of professional certifications. We are proud to say that Dr. Perkins and Perkins Family Wellness has been recognized by Hour Magazine as one of the Top Chiropractors in Metro Detroit for 3 years in row.