Chiropractic Treatment of Spinal Misalignment and Seizure Disorders in Red Bank, NJ Office

Seizure disorder (otherwise known as epilepsy) is a neurological condition characterized by seizures, muscle contractions, and variable loss of consciousness. A seizure is the sudden disruption of the brain’s normal electrical activity, often accompanied by other neurological and behavioral symptoms. It is understood that epilepsy is the result of abnormal nerve discharges in the brain.

There are over forty classifications of seizure disorders; each has its own combination of seizure type and age of onset. Generally, seizure types are classified by whether or not the source of the neurological dysfunction is localized (causing partial or focal seizures) or distributed (leading to generalized seizures). These categories are further divided into subgroups depending on the extent to which consciousness is affected, or according the effect on the body.

Seizure Disorders and Chiropractic

In the brain, cells known as neurons form an electrical and chemical network. Ideally, electrical signals move along these neurons undisturbed and help with the release of chemicals that further affect the electrical activity of the brain. Seizure disorders occur when some influence (external or internal) causes abnormal activity in the signals of neurons.

Chiropractic care does not directly treat epilepsy or seizures disorders; instead, treatment revolves around correcting the spinal nerve stress that may be causing the body to malfunction. When spinal misalignments (subluxations) are present, aberrant nerve impulses may occur and lead to neurological conditions such as seizure disorders.

Subluxations can occur from almost any stress or strain on the body, from everyday activities to serious trauma such as an auto accident. Epilepsy often presents during childhood because of the many stresses placed on children’s bodies, including the birth process.

Spinal damage is related to many neurological conditions (such as migraine headaches or cerebral palsy). Specifically, there is thought to be a connection between misalignment in the cervical (neck) spine and seizure disorders. A Doctor of Chiropractic ensures that the spine is free of vertebral subluxations and spinal nerve stress.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation and Seizure Disorders

As stated above, chiropractic is not specifically a treatment for seizure disorders. However, removing nerve interference through chiropractic has shown to be effective in the treatment of neurological disorders.

Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation is different from other chiropractic offices in that our practice focuses on more than individual spinal subluxations, but on total spinal alignment and posture. The chiropractors at our Red Bank, NJ office use a scientific approach known as Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). CBP stresses the importance of better posture in order to eliminate stress on the body and the nervous system. With CBP, we offer total spinal and nervous system health and better functioning as a result.

For children with seizure disorders, no patient is too young to receive chiropractic care. Our facility provides safe CBP treatments using an instrument that provides a gentle vibratory force. This is safe even for the treatment of infants.

Our office welcomes patients with seizure disorders. Please visit us for a free consultation.

Chiropractic Treatment of Spinal Misalignment and Seizure Disorders in Red Bank, NJ Office