by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

Hemiparesis is muscular weakness or partial paralysis restricted to one side of the body.

In the discussion of Migraines, hemiparesis is a symptom that occurs only in hemiplegic Migraine.

It's important to distinguish between hemiparesis and the numbness and tingling that some people experience during a Migraine attack. When hemiparesis is a new symptom, it is important that diagnostic testing be performed to rule out stroke or other organic cause for the symptoms.

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Last updated October 25, 2009

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