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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Basilar Invagination

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I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

I think I might have Chiari and maybe a basilar invagination ?

Brain issues: If you have symptoms or reason to believe you have any brain malformation please see your doctor. He/she will assess the situation and order the proper tests which is the way to rule out your concern or offer proper treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Is there any hope for a 80 year old with basilar invagination of C2-3?

Depends on health: If you are an active healthy 80 yo it is less of a risk. However with something like this in a difficult area of the spine its best to seek out an "ultra" specialist in this area. What I mean is find a true cervical spine expert even if it means traveling. This is not you average problem ...Read more

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How common is basilar invagination and brainstem bruising?

How common is basilar invagination and brainstem bruising?

Not common: Basilar invagination is not a common problem it can be seen most often in patients with rheumatoid arthritis or congenital anamolies of their cranial-cervical junction (where the skull meets the top of the spine). Brainstem compression can occur if the invagination is significant and/or longstanding. It should be evaluated by a skull base neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What treatments for basilar migraines?

What treatments for basilar migraines?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vertebro basilar stroke?

What is the treatment for vertebro basilar stroke?

Up to 24 hours: Tpa (alteplase) can be used by vein up to 3 hours ( some patients 4.5 hours ) after onset of stroke symptoms. Tpa (alteplase) in the artery can be used up to 6 hours after onset ( up to 24 hours in basilar artery ). See stroke.Org. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

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. ...Read more

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What does, "The lungs are hypoinflated resulting in mild perihilar and basilar bronchovascular crowding" mean? What are treatment methods?

What does, "The lungs are hypoinflated resulting in mild perihilar and basilar bronchovascular crowding" mean? What are treatment methods?

Exhaled: It sounds like the X-Ray was taken following exhalation rather than inhalation. Nothing is wrong, but if there is a ny concern, another ray can be done. ...Read more

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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

Depends on how bad i: The answer depends on how bad they are. If you can tolerate them without any issue then the answer is no. If they bother you then avoid triggers, exercise regularly, limit stress and get enough sleep (eg 7-8hrs min). Eat a well balanced diet, avoid medications and alcohol and smoking. Avoid dairy, caffeine wheat, chocolate, eggs, rye, tomatoes, oranges.There are some medications - talk to your md. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

No cure: Migraine may be controlled, not cured. There are cases of spontaneous cure. ...Read more