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What Is Causing My Seizures?

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Nov 27
What Is Causing My Seizures?

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Seizures come in many different forms and severity.  4.8 million Americans suffer with seizure disorders a year. Anyone who has ever lived with or witnessed a seizure knows how devastating it can be.  The individual who suffers with them has their life altered in many capacities beyond just the fear of having another seizure.  Many patients who suffer are unable to drive and must always be with someone who knows they have the disorder in case another seizure strikes. In this article we would like to discuss  some alternative things you can do that can help seizure disorders. Medications can be successful at helping decrease the frequency and severity of seizures.   With that said there are still many patients that have found  alternative forms of care that have helped them with their seizure disorder.

What Causes Seizures?                                                  

There are many underlying causes for seizure disorders. Some common primary causes are brain surgery,brain tumors, head traumas, and  stroke. Also trauma that affects the neck can start seizure activity. When people suffer from minor brain trauma the scar tissue that results can cause disruptions in the nerve impulse.  It is commonly known that brain injury can supersede seizure activity.

A lesser known  cause of seizures is whiplash injury.  Can Whiplash injury where no blunt head injury occurs exacerbate an existing condition or start it?  Many patients that suffer with chronic health problems are able to connect their health issues to whiplash type injuries. When the head snaps forwards and backwards it can damage the joints and soft tissue of the neck. The joints of the neck play an important role in central nerve system function.

Common Primary Triggers For Seizure activity

There are many things that can trigger the start of seizure activity once the disorder is present.

  • Not taking epilepsy medicine
  • Feeling fatigued
  • Not getting enough sleep.
  • Stress.
  • Alcohol
  • Flashing or flickering lights
  • Menstruation (periods)
  • Missing meals

Upper Cervical Care and Seizure Disorders

While Upper Cervical(UC) Care may not cure seizure disorders there are plenty of cases that improve or abate.  Myoclonic seizures can respond favorably to Upper Cervical Chiropractic care.  When someone undergoes UC care they can normalize abnormal neurological function.  Whiplash and other neck injuries can cause the upper cervical spine to misalign from its normal bio-mechanical position.  The structural misalignment can interfere with normal nervous system function.  When the Upper Cervical Spine functions normally, normal physiology returns. In many  cases seizure disorders can disappear or be made less severe. Anyone suffering with a seizure disorder should consult  an Upper Cervical Doctor to make sure that their body is functioning at its full potential.  Regardless of someone's health status, if there is interference to the central nervous system the individual will be better off without it.

If you or someone you love is suffering with seizures our office offers a free consultation with no obligation.  We can be reached by calling 310 324-6172(Carson office) or 213 399-7772 Los Angeles office

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