Natural Treatment for Epilepsy and Seizures
Epilepsy is a relatively common neurological disorder, with 3 million people diagnosed with the condition in the United States alone. Outside of epilepsy, there are many other conditions which can lead to seizures, including alcohol withdrawal, brain injury, electrolyte imbalances, and misalignment in the upper cervical spine. If you think your seizures are related to the latter cause, our upper cervical treatment program may be able to minimize the severity and frequency of your condition.
Symptoms of Seizures and Epilepsy
The warning signs of a seizure will vary depending on the contributing cause or causes; however, most seizure events will include one or more of the following symptoms:
- Bodily convulsions and muscle spasms
- Sporadic jerking and flailing in the arms and legs
- Loss of consciousness
- Dizziness and changes in vision
- Temporary confusion or loss of awareness
- Concurrent emotional or neurological events (i.e. rapid onset anxiety or déjà vu)
- Frothing at the mouth and biting of the tongue
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Seizures and Epilepsy
As we outlined above, there are many possible causes of seizures and epileptic fits. However, a common thread across these causes is their biomechanical connection to the upper cervical spine, the same section of the spine that connects the neural pathways in the spinal cord to the brainstem and central nervous system.
Therefore, if there is a misalignment in the upper cervical spine, the resulting inflammation and tension can disrupt the delicate neurology of the central nervous system. Left untreated, this disruption can trigger a cascade of neural ailments, worsening seizure symptoms or even eliciting the initial seizure response.
How Our Upper Cervical Treatment for Seizures and Epilepsy Works
When treating seizures and epilepsy, our aim is to use a gentle and precise program of chiropractic adjustments to restore the upper cervical spine to its natural alignment. This will relieve the spine and neck of pent-up compression tension, giving the body the opportunity to reboot its previously compromised healing systems.
However, before we can perform any chiropractic adjustments, we first need to determine whether a patient is suffering from a subluxation in their upper cervical spine. This process will typically involve a series of objective chiropractic tests and a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) on the affected area. Once we have a reading on the exact location of the misalignment, our chiropractors will perform a series of gentle—this means no cracking, twisting, or pulling—adjustments to realign the affected vertebra.
If you live in Las Vegas or Clark County, get in touch to book a consultation or treatment program for seizures and epilepsy. Since expanding our clinic service area, we also offer this treatment in several neighboring states, including California, Utah, and Arizona.