Perkins Family Wellness and Spinal Care Eases Basilar Migraines

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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:

  • Double vision
  • Problems with coordination that begin between 10 to 45 minutes before a migraine
  • Feet and hands feeling cold
  • Usually 4 to 72 hours in duration

To learn more about the connection between head and neck injuries and migraines, download our complimentary e-book by clicking the image below.

The Importance of the Basil Artery

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.

Upper Cervical Care to Avoid Basilar Migraines

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.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Perkins, call 248-780-8864 or just click the button below area.

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Dr. Chris Perkins Chiropractor Farmington Hills Mi.

Meet Dr. Christopher Perkins

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.

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"After 30 plus years of almost daily headaches and increasing severe debilitating migraines, I am pain free. I had tried everything, including 3 different chiropractors, medical tests, food allergy tests, special prism glasses, massage, etc. Dr. Perkins was a life changer for sure. Thanks to Dr. Perkins, I now know what it is like to live without pain. For someone with my headache history, this is a miracle"... Kathy Hiatt
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