STUDIES: Seizures / Epilepsy
note: Case studies summarizing patientsí responses
to care are intended for educational purposes
only and do not imply a guarantee of benefit.
Individual results may vary, depending upon several
factors including age of the patient, severity
of the condition, severity of the spinal injury,
and duration of time the condition has been present.
Age 27, Seizures, Headaches, Neck Pain
27-year-old female was involved in a motor vehicle
accident, after which she was diagnosed with whiplash,
concussion, and brain injury. Shortly after the
accident, she developed headaches, seizures, and
pain in her neck and was medicated for those symptoms
for several years before seeking help from upper
her initial examination, an upper neck injury
was discovered, probably stemming from the auto
accident. Within three months of upper cervical
care, all headaches, seizures, and pain were absent
and all medications were discontinued.
Age 23, Bipolar Disorder, Epilepsy, Sleep Disorder,
Headaches, Back Pain
23-year-old male suffered a closed head injury at age 17 in which he landed
on his head due to a pole-vaulting accident at a high school track meet. Since
the fall, he suffered from bipolar disorder (rapid-cycling mood swings), seizures
(2-3 per day), daily headaches, daily neck and back pain, and sleep disorder
(he would often be awake for 24-36 straight hours before finally going to sleep
and then often would sleep for 24 or more hours). He was taking tegretol for
bipolar disorder and pain medication for headaches.
this patient's upper cervical exam, an upper neck injury was found, most likely
resulting from the pole-vaulting accident. The injury was compromising this
patient's neurological function. After five months of upper cervical care, all
mood swings, headaches, seizures, pain, and sleep trouble were corrected, and
all medications were discontinued. All family members remarked at the enormous
change in the patient's mental outlook, personality, and health.
Age 7, Seizure Disorder
7-year-old female experienced her first seizure at 5 weeks old. The seizures
gradually increased until they occurred numerous times per day. It was also
discovered fairly early on that this child was not developing properly mentally
or physically. It was surmised she may have suffered some level of brain damage
during the birth process because she was "blue" when she was born.
At the age of 7, her mother described her development as being that of a 1-
or 2-year-old. She was non-verbal and was confined to a wheel chair. She experienced
petit mal seizures 5 times per day for approximately 20 seconds each and grand
mal seizures 3 to 5 times per week.
her initial upper cervical chiropractic evaluation, an upper neck injury was
discovered. When questioned, her mother recalled that as an infant and small
child, her daughter did not turn her head to the left. Her mother theorized
that perhaps the neck injury occurred during the birth process.
her initial upper cervical correction, a lessening in the number of seizures
per week was noted. After one month of care, the number of grand mal seizures
had decreased to 1-2 per week instead of 3-5. Petit mal seizures dropped substantially
to very few being reported. She began to average several days per week without
any seizures at all. In addition, her school teachers began reporting noticing
more happiness, playing, and better attention span in this patient. After three
months of care, only 3 grand mal seizures were reported in the previous 6 weeks.
No other seizures were reported.