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I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
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Full Question: My 20 year old daughter is having migraines occasionally. Her speech is affected by them. Is this very common? She thinks one thing and says another. Her words come out jumbled. Sometimes she will have numbness in her arms. Then she gets a "monster" headache, vomits, sleeps and then feels better after a couple of hours. Is the speech problem something to worry about? In researching migraines I have not seen this listed as a common occurence with migraines. Lana. Answer : Dear Lana; The speech issue you describe is actually quite common with Migraines. It's called aphasia. It can occur up to two days before the headache phase of a Migraine attack strikes. This article should be helpful to you and your daughter, Anatomy of a Migraine . It describes the phases of a Migraine attack and the symptoms associated with them. Numbness can also occur with Migraine. A note of caution, however -- if your daughter has not discussed these symptoms with her doctor, it'...
Why does sitting for long periods of time increase back pain sometimes? This question has been studied for the past 50 years and researchers still find controversy when trying to answer the question. At the heart of the dilemma is a mechanical dynamic between body weight, body posture, and spinal disc load.
A loading, compressive force on a spinal disc creates a certain amount of pressure within the disc which is like a marshmallow in between two graham crackers being squished together. This pressure can be measured with special devices inserted into the disc. With various body positions like lying down, sitting, standing and bending forward, the pressure amounts vary and were first reported in the landmark study performed by Dr. Nachemson in 1981 . In this study, he found that sitting produced higher pressures in the spinal disc than standing. So, for the past thirty years, clinicians have told patients with degenerative disc related back pain to avoid prolong sitting because h...
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