In the United States in 2015, approximately 3 million U.S. adults and 470,000 children had active epilepsy. So what is the link between Chiropractic care and how it can help those with epilepsy?
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by frequent seizures, loss of consciousness and more. Seizures occur due to the spontaneous malfunction of the brain which is manifested by muscle spasms, body convulsions, and loss of awareness. Epilepsy can greatly hinder your quality of life
Current Treatments for Epilepsy
While medicine currently available can provide control, and help for many sufferers of this disorder. It is estimated of all who take the medicine 20% do not respond to this type of treatment. Some other treatments other than medication can be surgery, change of diet such as for children a ketogenic diet.
Something that can assist both children with epilepsy, and adults is chiropractic treatment. Since this is a neurological disorder chiropractic adjustments, and manipulation can relieve nerve pressure that may be causing issues for the nervous system, and body to communicate. It is a non surgical approach that can greatly improve the lives of this with epilepsy. Many cases have shown that regular chiropractic treatments may help lessen the amount of seizures that a patient experiences. If you, or someone you may know suffers from epilepsy in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Jolley is board certified in neurology by the American Chiropractic Neurology Board and can help. Come to The Center for Total Back Care for a free consultation by calling (480) 633-8293 or scheduling an appointment online today.