Can Chiropractic Care Manage Epilepsy and Reduce Seizures?

Can Chiropractic Care Manage Epilepsy and Reduce Seizures?

Chiropractic for Pediatric Care in Royersford PA

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that often manifests itself in the form of seizures. The condition is attributed to excessive neuronal discharges, which have the result of causing loss of consciousness or an altered state of consciousness. The most common method of managing epilepsy and seizures is through the use of medication. Unfortunately, medicated treatments do not always work and long-term use can cause other problems for patients.

There has been some evidence that chiropractic adjustments can be effective in managing epilepsy and reducing the frequency and severity of seizures.

Nerve Interference And The Seizure Connection

Conventional medical treatments focus on treating the symptoms, but chiropractic care focuses on correcting the underlying problem, allowing the body to return to normal functioning and, in effect, fix itself.

When it comes to seizures, chiropractic treatments focus on the Vagus Nerve. This nerve is located at the base of the skull. Adjustments to this upper cervical area stimulate the nerve while spinal adjustments correct spinal subluxations, which can pinch nerves and interfere with proper nerve function.

Reducing these types of nerve interferences also reduces neuronal stimuli in the brain. This allows the brain to function better and decreases the likelihood of the excessive neuronal discharges which cause seizures.

Interestingly, one modern treatment for seizures involves the implantation of a medical device that stimulates the Vagus Nerve. This lends support to the theory that chiropractic manipulations of the same nerve could also help prevent or manage seizures.

Let Beacon Of Life Help You Manage Your Seizures

Epileptic seizures take many forms, vary in magnitude and intensity, and even frequency. With all the many treatments available today, patients have many options beyond traditional medical interventions. If you or a loved one is suffering from seizures and aren’t experiencing the results you had hoped for with your current treatment, contact Beacon of Life Chiropractic for an assessment. It is possible that chiropractic adjustments can help you more effectively manage your epilepsy.


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