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Manage Epilepsy & Seizures Naturally with Chiropractic Care

Published Date: 
March 24, 2023
A woman who suffers from seizures is very dizzy.

Chiropractic care is an alternative treatment that has become increasingly popular for conditions such as epilepsy. It involves using manual manipulation to adjust the spine and other joints, muscles, and connective tissues in the body to relieve pain, improve mobility, and reduce inflammation. Unlike traditional medications or therapies, chiropractic care does not rely on drugs, surgery, or invasive treatments.

Understanding Seizures

A seizure is a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. It can cause changes in your behavior, movements, feelings, and levels of consciousness. Seizures are also known as convulsions, fits, or episodes. They usually last from seconds to minutes and can occur due to various neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, stroke, brain injury, or illness. 

Seizures can range from mild to severe and have various symptoms. These can include muscle spasms, jerking movements, loss of consciousness, confusion, and hallucinations. Some people may also experience temporary changes in vision and hearing during a seizure.

Understanding Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures that can cause physical and cognitive changes. Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and can be classified into two main types: generalized seizures and partial seizures. 

Generalized seizures affect the whole brain and can cause a person to lose consciousness, become stiff, or experience uncontrollable jerking or twitching movements. Partial seizures involve only one part of the brain and can cause changes in speech, behavior, sensation, or movement. 

Epilepsy is typically diagnosed after a person has had two or more seizures not caused by a known medical condition. Treatment for epilepsy typically involves a combination of medications and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding triggers like flashing lights or loud sounds. 

However, some people with epilepsy may require surgery or other treatments depending on the severity of their condition. It is essential to seek medical attention if you or someone close to you is experiencing symptoms related to epilepsy.  With proper treatment, people with epilepsy can often lead normal lives.  

Young girl lying on ground while having an epileptic seizure with mother beside her.

Early diagnosis and management are key to achieving the best possible outcomes.  By understanding what epilepsy is and how to recognize its signs or symptoms, you can help ensure that those living with the condition get the support they need.

Unfortunately, there is no single cure for seizures. 

However, treatments are available to help manage and reduce the severity of seizures. Depending on the type of seizure disorder and its cause, treatment may involve medications, lifestyle changes such as avoiding triggers that can increase seizure activity, diet modifications (such as a ketogenic diet), or in some cases, surgical procedures.

In some instances, lifestyle changes alone can help reduce seizure activity significantly or even eliminate seizures. Epilepsy is a complex disorder, and you must talk to your doctor about the best treatment options for you.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Manage Seizures & Epilepsy

Chiropractic care has proven to be an effective non-invasive way to manage symptoms of seizures and epilepsy. With the help of spinal manipulation, chiropractors work through any misalignment in the spine that might be contributing to neurological disorders. This can significantly reduce the severity and frequency of seizures and epileptic episodes. 

Furthermore, chiropractic care can help improve the overall quality of life for those with seizures and epilepsy. Regular visits to a chiropractor can help regulate muscle spasms and reduce nerve compression in the spine. By providing such relief, people who suffer from seizures and epilepsy can live with fewer restrictions and gain more control over their lives. 

A woman is getting a chiropractic adjustment.

Chiropractic care can also provide significant mental and emotional support. The chiropractor's ability to understand the patient's physical and mental state and condition can help patients open up about their struggles or worries in a safe environment. This can be incredibly beneficial for those with seizures and epilepsy, who often feel isolated and alone due to the unpredictable nature of their condition. Through regular chiropractic appointments, patients may find relief and comfort in talking with a professional who understands.

Treating Epilepsy Naturally with Chiropractic Care

With epilepsy, chiropractic adjustments can help reduce the severity and frequency of seizures by targeting the nervous system. Chiropractic adjustments can improve nerve signaling and communication between the brain and body. This helps reduce inflammation caused by misalignment in the spine, which can trigger seizures.

Additionally, this nervous system stimulation can reduce muscle tension and pain, which may further reduce seizures.

It is important to note that chiropractic care should not be used as a replacement for traditional medications or therapies. Rather, it is best used in conjunction with other treatments, such as medication and lifestyle changes. Since everyone's situation is different, it is essential to consult with your doctor or a qualified chiropractor before trying any alternative treatments. 

A young woman who suffers from seizures is feeling relaxed as she gets a chiropractic adjustment.

By taking the time to understand how chiropractic care can help treat epilepsy, you may be able to find relief from seizures and enjoy improved overall health. With the right combination of treatments, it is possible to manage epilepsy naturally and safely.


If you or someone you know is suffering from seizures or epilepsy, consider visiting a chiropractor for help managing symptoms and gaining control over your life. With the help of an experienced chiropractor, you can achieve a better quality of life and gain the necessary support for managing your condition. 

For the best results, find a chiropractor who specializes in treating neurological disorders such as seizures and epilepsy. If you struggle with seizures or epilepsy, contact Accident Care Chiropractic or your local chiropractor.

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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