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Are basilar migraines treated by a Opthamalogist or Neurologist?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Neurologist

Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura(MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved.
These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.)

In brief: Neurologist

Basilar migraines are now termed migraines with brainstem aura(MBA), because there is little evidence that the basilar artery is involved.
These migraines are uncommon and can be very frightening as they can resemble a stroke: inability to speak, slurred speech, confusion, vertigo, double vision, loss of balance etc. (This type of migraine is different from retinal migraine.)
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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