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.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.