March - Epilepsy Awareness Month
Updated: Mar 5
Chiropractic treatments focus on the Vague Nerve. This nerve is located at the base of the skull. Adjustments to the upper cervical area stimulate the nerve while spinal adjustments correct spinal subluxations, which can pinch nerves and interfere with proper nerve function.
Many case studies have been completed on the benefits of chiropractic care and seizure disorders. Adults and children have shown a decrease in seizure frequency with upper cervical care and some have even completely recovered.
Misalignments in the neck can affects the function of the brain stem and trigger that “electrical storm”. Upper cervical chiropractic care is non-invasive, and attempts to correct the trauma and nerve irritation from and injury. The first option for those who suffer from seizures is usually to look to medication. While medication can be beneficial for some, over 30% of those on medications experience little to no change in the seizures. Medication also comes with its own risk of potentially harmful side effects.
If you suffer from seizures or epilepsy, set up an appointment with Dr. Ryan Hanson at Hanson Chiropractic Center.