If a migraine head is followed within the hour by an epileptic seizure, this is known as migralepsy. It is a neurological occurrence, as both migraines and seizures are neurological conditions. Research is still being done as to why these two conditions are so similar. They may not always happen together, as in the case of migralepsy. However, it appears that they even have similar triggers and similar causes.
Treatment for Migraines and Seizure Are Similar
Because these conditions are so closely related, they are often treated the same by medical doctors. The same medication may be prescribed for either condition, such as blood pressure medication, beta-blockers, and antidepressants. These medications are prescribed to treat the symptoms rather than eliminate the cause.
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Some doctors educate their patients and try to help them to discover the underlying trigger of a headache or seizure. Either can be triggered by wine, chocolate, or other foods or beverages. Changes in diet may be suggested. If this does not help, other options may be looked into, such as regular exercise, massage therapy, or other stress relievers.
Medication-Free, Natural Help for Both Migraines and Seizures
At 1st Place Chiropractic, we understand how a misalignment of the upper vertebrae located in the neck can create the proper environment for seizures and migraines. This is due to the fact that the brainstem meets with the spinal cord at the precise spot these bones are located. A misalignment of either the atlas or the axis (C1 and C2 vertebrae) can put stress on the brainstem. This can lead to a number of health problems throughout the body, including migraines and seizures. Blood flow, cerebral spinal fluid flow, and communication to and from the body and brain are all hindered. The central nervous system cannot function at its optimum. By correcting such a misalignment, most patients receive benefits when it comes to migraine occurrence and severity.
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