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Epileptic VS. Occipital Seizures Accompanied by Migraines

Migraines, Headaches, Treatment Options, Natural Relief, Headache, MigraineSeizures that happen along with a migraine can be put into two categories. They are either migralepsy seizures or occipital seizures. The symptoms of both kinds of seizures are quite similar. Let’s take a closer look at occipital seizures and what they are. In this way, you can determine if your migraines are the trigger for your seizures or if your seizures are actually triggering your migraines.

What are some symptoms of occipital migraines?

  • Jerking of the eyes to one side
  • Eye Pain
  • Fluttering of the eyes
  • Loss of sight
  • Visual hallucinations
  • Eye movement sensations
  • Eyes moving rapidly from side to side
  • Seeing images repeatedly

What to Do Now?

If you suffer from migraines accompanied by seizures, it is important for you to make an appointment to see an upper cervical chiropractor. Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr. Matthew Kittleson of UC Chiropractic Centre in Victoria, British Columbia are two such doctors. They will be able to help you determine if your seizures are migralepsy or occipital. How is the upper neck related to seizures?

There is one slight difference between occipital and epileptic headaches – that being an aura that is similar to what occurs before a migraine. It can occur also before an epileptic seizure. This is due to an abnormality of an electric signal sent to the muscles through the nerves. This abnormality can be caused by a misalignment in the upper two vertebrae in the neck that is actually irritating the brainstem. Once this is corrected, the nerves will begin sending the proper signals to the muscles. The brain and body will begin communicating properly again and will clear up some of the issues that you are facing. Call UC Life Chiropractic Centre and set up an appointment for an assessment. You will be glad you did.

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Dr. Ankur Tayal and Dr Matthew Kittleson of UC Life Chiropractic Centre in downtown Victoria, British Columbia are Victoria Chiropractors and Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Saanich, Esquimalt and Vancouver Island. 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, including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, vertigo and dizziness, numbness and tingling and more. More information can be found on their website at


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