Upper Cervical Chiropractic & Seizures/Epilepsy
Upper Cervical Chiropractic care is a proven, scientific method to restore normal balance and structure.
What is a Seizure?
A seizure is medically defined as, “a sudden, uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements or feelings, and in levels of consciousness. If you have two or more seizures or a tendency to have recurrent seizures, you have epilepsy” (Mayo Clinic).
What is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is medically is medically defined as, “a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness” (Mayo Clinic).
Upper Cervical Subluxation (Misalignment)
While not all seizure and epilepsy cases can be helped with correcting the upper cervical spine, there have been many instances where individuals were able to reduce the frequency of episodes. An Upper Cervical subluxation occurs due to minor or major accident/injury/trauma, being born with a misalignment, or chemical/emotional stress. These misalignments are often very minor, however, the degree of misalignment does not always equate to the severity of the issue. When the Upper Cervical spine misaligns, it pulls pathological (disease causing) tension on the spinal cord. Think of your spinal cord as a wet noodle that is anchored within the spinal column via very small ligaments. Without these ligaments, dentate ligaments, the spinal cord would move around every time there was movement. Even worse, it would cause serious neurological injury. The spinal cord also acts like a multi-lane highway sending and receiving “traffic” aka nerve impulses. When the Upper Cervical spine misaligns, it pulls on the spinal cord, thus disrupting the flow of nerve impulses. This could be reason why some individuals experience seizures and/or epilepsy. It is important to note, however, that subluxation is not the main culprit behind seizure and epilepsy. There could be genetic factors as well. To learn more about our Upper Cervical practice, please inquire by calling: 770-353-9339 or use our Contact form to get in touch with us.