Two of the worst chronic conditions a person can suffer from are vertigo and migraines, but they are made even worse when they are experienced together. That’s right! Sometimes, vertigo can be caused by migraines called Basilar Migraines.
Caused by a disturbance in the brainstem or lower part of the brain, other symptoms of this neurological disorder may also include double vision, cold hands or feet, or a lack of coordination that begin anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes before the headache. And they will last from four to 72 hours, and they may leave a person without energy for up to 24 hours after their manifestation.
Migraines and Your Basilar Artery
Your Basilar Artery is one of two arteries that supplies the brain and central nervous system with oxygen rich blood. More specifically this artery carries blood directly to the Cerebellum, brainstem, and Occipital Lobes.
Along with vertigo and other symptoms, Basilar Migraines should not be ignored, as they can lead to brain damage, organ malfunction, or death. The reason for this is that this neural disorder is caused by a disturbance in the blood flow, that may lead to an aneurysm or bulge in the brain that presses on that portion of the brain causing it to rupture and hemmorhage.
Alleviating Your Basilar Artery
Now, that’s all the bad news. The good news is you don’t need to suffer from these types of migraines and hope they don’t lead to something worse. You can take back control of your life by making an appointment with an upper cervical chiropractor.
When the top two vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment by only ¼ millimeter, that misalignment can lead to severe changes in blood flow. An upper cervical chiropractor can examine the top two vertebrae in your upper neck for any misalignments that may be hindering your basilar artery from supplying that oxygen rich blood to your brain and central nervous system.
Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr. Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about Our Team.