Basilar migraine is a name for a type of migraine that is also known as basilar migraine, basilar type migraine, migraine syndrome and Bickerstaff brainstem. In the past, it was believed this type of migraine be caused by a spasm of the artery of the basilar in the brain; hence its name. It affects people of all ages, but like all other forms of migraine, people are predominantly female. You can find out the migraine specialist via https://www.northstarmedicalcenter.com/headaches-and-migraines-specialist/.
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The most common symptom of a basilar migraine is aura that originates in the brainstem which affects both hemispheres of the brain, which lasts no more than sixty minutes. Visual disturbances can include temporary blindness and is very traumatic for the victim. This migraine is similar to a classical migraine or migraine with aura, which is located in the brain stem.
To diagnose basilar migraine, several criteria must be met. There should be two episodes will attack with the same time as two or more of the following symptoms: slurred speech, dizziness, tinnitus, hearing impaired, double vision, loss of balance, a decreased level consciousness, and numbness or tingling.
When the weakness of the motor is known, other tests should be performed to differentiate basilar migraine another type called migraine hemiplagic. The symptoms could also be sings for other underlying conditions, which requires other physical exams such as CT, MRI and EEG.