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Chiropractic Adjustments and the Reduction of Petit Mal Seizures in a Five Year Old: A Case Study

From the abstract:   This case study involves a five-year-old Caucasian male, presenting with petit mal (absence) seizures and bilateral toe in foot flare with leg pain. This study addresses the reduction in petit mal seizures, decreases in toe in foot flare and the cessation of bilateral leg pain while under chiropractic care. The child received upper cervical care (Palmer toggle-recoil and Thompson adjustments) and adjustments of T4, L2 and both sacroiliacs. By the third visit, the mother noted that the 4 to 6 seizures and hour had reduced to 2-3 seizures every two hours. After two months of chiropractic care, it was reduced to 1 seizure per day with a duration of 2-4 seconds. The bilateral leg pain completely resolved and the foot flare decreased.

Hyman CA.   Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics Vol. 1 No. 1 Jan 1996.