English (United Kingdom)French (Fr)
Home Chiropractic Research Epilepsy/Seizures Chiropractic Management of a Patient with Subluxations, Low Back Pain and Epileptic Seizures

Chiropractic Management of a Patient with Subluxations, Low Back Pain and Epileptic Seizures

This is a case study of a 21 year old female with a history since childhood of grand mal and petit mal seizures occurring every three hours. Examination revealed subluxation/dysfunction at L5-S1, C6-C7 and C3-C4, retrolisthesis at L5, hypolordosis of the cervical spine and hyperextension at C6-C7. Gonstead care was administered and at a 1.5 year follow-up, "the patient reported her low back complaints had resolved and her seizures had decreased (period between seizures as great as 2 months.) The authors conclude, "Data suggests that epilepsies are common, with an incidence between 40 and 200 per 100,000 with an overall prevalence between 0.5-1.0% of the general population. When one considers the potential side effects of antiepileptic drugs, research into the effects of chiropractic care for patients with epilepsy should be initiated."

Alcantara, Herschong, Plaugher and Alcantara.   J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1998 (Jul-Aug);21 (6): 410-418