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Finding Seizure Relief in Chattanooga, Tennessee 

 October 21, 2018

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

finding-seizure-relief-in-chattanooga-tennesseeSeizures come with a number of difficult characteristics to control. Because of their unpredictable nature, they can limit someone’s activity, thus drastically affecting quality of life. Often, driving and other daily physical tasks are no longer options for people who have had seizures. Those suffering from frequent seizure episodes may be diagnosed with epilepsy. Here are a few kinds of seizures people may suffer from:   

  • Grand Mal – characterized by convulsions, loss of consciousness, and muscle rigidity
  • Absence – losing consciousness for a brief time
  • Atonic – causing a loss in muscle tone
  • Tonic – leads to rigidity and stiffness of muscles
  • Clonic – jerking movements that happen repetitively
  • Myoclonic – sporadic jerking movements

Statistics from the CDC state that up to 10% of people will have at least one seizure, and approximately 3% of people will be diagnosed with epilepsy. More than half of people who have had a seizure will experience another.

The options for seizure treatment change all the time. Healthcare providers have a difficult time deciding whether anti-seizure medications should be given after one seizure episode because the likelihood of another is not certain, and there are many medication side effects.

A Natural Solution for Seizure Episodes

The atlas bone of the upper spine plays an important role in the body not only because it supports the head also because of its effect on the central nervous system and communication between the brain and the body. A misalignment of the spine in this area can cause restriction in blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain and put pressure on the brainstem. A clinical study showed evidence that upper cervical chiropractic care gave lasting relief for seizure patients.

At Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic, we use the atlas orthogonal technique to locate and adjust atlas misalignments. This specialized technique is gentle and helps restore efficient communication and flow of necessary fluids to and from the brain. Seizure patients often report a reduction in the frequency of their seizures after receiving our care.

If you are searching for a natural and drug-free treatment option, contact us to learn more about what upper cervical chiropractic care can do for you.

References:

 

  1. Epilepsy fast facts [Internet]. Atlanta: Center for Disease Control and Prevention; 2010 [updated 1 June 2010; cited 3 March 2012]. Available from: http://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/basics/fast_facts.htm
  2. Wanjek C. New Advice on What To Do About Seizures. http://www.livescience.com/50538-seizures-epilepsy-guidelines.html (accessed 15 May 2015).
  3. Komarek AJ, Tedder A, Tedder N. Cessation of Seizures, Behavioral Disturbances and Improvement in Cognitive Developmental Delay Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in a 2 Year Old: A Case Report. J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res 2015; 2015;2(2):14-18.

To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to http://www.NUCCA.org or if you are in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area CALL 423-402-4602 to schedule a consultation

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Dr. Todd Osborne


Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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