vertigo, dizziness, disequilibrium, dizzyIt’s bad enough to experience either vertigo or migraines, but if you experience both then you realize what a debilitating combination they can be. Basilar migraines are a specific type of a migraine that also causes vertigo. What is the connection between these conditions?

Basilar migraines spring from the brainstem where many vital functions are performed by the brain. Other symptoms of basilar migraines include:

  • Cold feet and hands
  • Double vision
  • Coordination problems starting 10-45 minutes before the migraine
  • 4-72 hours in duration
  • 24 hour recovery period

What Is the Basilar Artery?

There are two primary arteries that supply oxygen to the brain, and the basilar artery is one of them. It is responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood to the brainstem, the cerebellum, and the occipital lobes.

This makes basilar migraines an important warning sign of greater danger. A problem in the flow of blood through the basilar artery can result in an aneurysm which, if it ruptures, can cause hemorrhaging and death.

Providing Natural Relief

How can an upper cervical chiropractor, such as Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter of St. Charles, IL, help you to resolve a basilar artery problem before it becomes something more serious? The alignment of the two uppermost vertebrae in the neck is vital to proper blood flow. Even just one-quarter millimeter of misalignment can cause significant issues.

Dr. Kleinfelter has been specially trained to diagnose and correct upper cervical misalignments. Such a correction can help to restore proper blood flow and brainstem function. To see if upper cervical chiropractic is right for you, contact Dr. Kleinfelter’s practice today and schedule a consult.

Migraines and vertigo are bad enough on their own, but together these conditions may be a sign of a dangerous blockage of blood flow. Don’t delay in seeking help.

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Dr. Kyrie Kleinfelter and Associates of 1st Place Chiropractic of St. Charles Illinois are St. Charles Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Geneva, Elgin, Wheaton and Batavia. 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 for children and adults, including chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders. More information can be found on their website at