Seizures & Epilepsy

Can Upper Cervical Care Help My Seizures or Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is not just only a matter of seizures: it is a problem that affects a person’s entire life! Seizures affect people’s confidence, their mood , their sense of independence … indeed their ability to live a productive life.

Seizures affect 1-2% of the Australian population and comes in many forms: from mini black-out episodes to full-on convulsions. The common theme is an overload of neural information that causes the brain to “short-circuit.” It is not too dissimilar from a computer running too many programs all at once and then freezing/crashing.

A Natural Solution – The Role of the Upper Neck in Seizures & Epilepsy

The common treatment involves heavy-duty CNS depressants, which block signals going to and from the brain. The challenge with these medications is that they often leave the sufferer in a perpetual, groggy stupor. Treatment using medicinal marijuana has demonstrated remarkable positive effects in reducing seizure episodes and intensity. However, the underlying question remains – why does the brain suffer info-overload in the first place?

The answer to the question may lie in an unexpected place: the upper neck.

The part of the brain that filters neural information is called the Reticular Formation, and it resides in the brainstem, which actually descends to the level of C1 and C2 in the neck. Moreover, the C1 and C2 vertebrae have a massive influence on the circulation of blood to-and-from the brain, and also on the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that allows the brain to brain to work in the first place.

Numerous cases exist of people with seizures who received a correction to the misalignment in their upper neck experienced a marked reduction in the intensity and frequency of episodes.

Have You Tried Upper Cervical Care to Help Your Seizures or Epilepsy?

This processes of correcting misalignments in the upper neck is called Upper Cervical Care. Although it is not a cure for seizures or epilespy, the proper alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae are critically important in the management of seizure disorders.

Dr Jeffrey Hannah is an Upper Cervical Care Doctor in North Lakes, located in north Brisbane, and is one of only a very few chiropractors who specialise in this natural approach in all Australia.

If you are seeking natural treatment for epilepsy or a seizure disorder, please contact our office to see if Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you.

To schedule a consultation, call 07 3188 9329 or simply click the attached link.