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i have basilar migraine, what is it?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Type of migraine: Considered a subtype of migraine with aura, this migraine starts in the basilar artery, which forms at the base of the skull. It occurs mainly in young people. Symptoms may include vertigo (the room spins), ringing in the ears, slurred speech, unsteadiness, possibly loss of consciousness, and severe headaches.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Basilar Migraine: Usually arises from the compression of the greater occipital nerve in the back of the neck. The nerve becomes entrapped in the muscles of the neck. It can be decompressed and for significant pain relief. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Whats vertibro basilar migraine?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Read below: The headache is usually preceded by symptoms related to the posterior circulation in the brain, vertigo, slurred speech, and balance problems before the headache.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Multiple options: The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Special headaches: A neurologist or a neurologist who specializes in the care of headaches should be able to answer all of your questions about this.
Bluefield, WV
A 35-year-old female asked:

Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Either one!: you could consult either one; rather the particular specialty, try seeing at the specialist individual in your area so you can assess which one has a focus on migraines or headaches.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Basilar migraine?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Basilar migraine: Vertebro-basilar migraine usually has visual aura followed by classic throbbing headaches

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