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Using Chiropractic Adjustments

Using Chiropractic Adjustments

Has anyone else tried chiropractic adjustments as a non-pharmacologic seizure treatment? I started them based off of an Edgar Cayce recommendation, and I have had no seizures or auras and have actually had to decrease both of my medications due to elevated blood levels. I did nothing else different.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I tried this with my 10 year old daughter and it seemed to be going well but then we went one day and that night she had a seizure @ 12 am , then 3 am and again at 9 am, after that I started giving up on Chiropractic to help control her seizures. We started her on medication, the neuro prescribed her a sodium blocker med and that left her having small seizuresand made her feel horrible so we switched to Keppra aand that has bad effects too, stuffy nose all the time increase in migraines,, leg cramps, weight gain, irritability, memory and concentration problems so now we are watching her diet, not letting her get overwhelmed or too tired. Lifestyle changes has helped her tremendously but she also supposedly has Benign Rolandic Epilepsy.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Nope did did go to them for a while for my back hurting from work and it help but only went for a couple weeks, But now I get a hour massage every month and if reliefs the tight muscles and stress and feel so much better love them to, wife got me started on that

posted over 2 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

yes in the past i have seen great improvement getting treated by a good chiropractor. now i can't afford. you have to try out different chiropractor until you find the right one for you.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes. I tried them in my teens for about a year and there wasn’t a difference in my seizures.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

As a tall, thin, white guy that carried lawn equipment for about 20 years, I was constantly hunched over carrying 30+ lbs, walking several miles a day. I've been unemployed now for about a year and the tension is releasing gradually. So is my seizure count. Was having as many as 4 per day. Now it's about 10 per month, and usually at the end or beginning of the month. I consider stress and anxiety to be creating additional stressors physically, pinching or twisting the artery in my neck, slowing blood flow and causing seizures.

posted about 1 year ago
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