Migraines are a debilitating neurological condition that can manifest themselves in a number of ways. The most common way, of course, is through head pain. There may be some signs that appear ahead of time that indicate that a migraine is about to come on, much like tremors happen before an actual earthquake. One of these signs is an epileptic seizure, called migralepsy.
This is a confounding condition, as it cannot be determined if the migraine is causing the seizure, or the seizure is causing the migraine. By becoming more educated about it, a person may be able to better control some of the episodes.
What Are the Signs of Migralepsy?
- Going blind
- Having convulsions
- Seeing flashing lights
- Seeing geometric or animate forms
- Losing consciousness
The link between migraines and epilepsy is being thoroughly research. However, currently much is still unknown. Migraines do not always come with seizures while every seizure is not necessarily accompanied by a migraine. One possibility is that migraine sufferers may actually be having an occipital seizure. These are related to the occipital lobe of the brain that controls a person’s vision. Visual disturbances are seen both in occipital seizures and migralepsy, therefore, making a diagnosis extremely difficult.
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One thing, though, is certain. No matter what kind of a migraine or seizure a person is experiencing, it is vital to find a professional who can help you manage your symptoms.
Upper cervical chiropractors will begin an exam by determining whether or not a patient has a misalignment in the upper neck area. Often, head and neck injuries are the underlying cause of both migraines and seizures. The upper neck is susceptible to injury due to the fact that it is one of the most moveable areas of the body. A misalignment of only ¼ of a millimeter here can cause the brainstem to become irritated. This can lead to a number of neurological symptoms, such as migraines and epilepsy. By allowing us to correct the misalignment, a person is taking the first step to better health. We use a gentle, effective, long-lasting technique that has been seen to be successful in treating many health conditions. Why not call us today?