According to the Center for Disease Control, more than two million people in the United States (about 1 in 150) have experienced at some time or have been diagnosed with a disorder. Seizure disorder is a relatively common condition caused by the abnormal function of the brain and nervous system. Patients who experience seizures more than once are diagnosed with epilepsy. Nearly 2.5 million Americans have epilepsy and 125,000 people are newly diagnosed with the condition each year in the United States.
Symptoms of a seizure can include uncontrollable convulsions, staring, muscle spasms or episodes of impaired consciousness. The severity of symptoms can vary-from person to person, but no seizure occurs without great risk.
Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can potentially affect the function of the brain stem and trigger malfunctions in the brain, leading to the development of a seizure disorder. As both a preventative method and interventional option for symptoms, upper cervical care is safe and beneficial to patients suffering from seizures and epilepsy.