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Can Chiropractic Manipulation Help With Reducing Seizure Frequency In Epileptics
No: Seizures have their origin in the brain. Chiropractors have a discredited theory of disease causation with the spine as the center of illness. No spinal manipulation will alter the wiring pattern of the brain. You should be seeing a neurologist and there are some who specialize in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
YES: In general, persons with seizure disorders should not drink alcohol. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may also interfere with any seizure medications you may be taking rendering them less effective. If yoiu have a seizure disorder, you should discuss this very carefully with your pcp and/or neurologist before drinking alcohhol. I would just not do it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex partial sz: I think you may be referring to complex partial seizures and those that secondarily generalize. It is very common to have seizures that start in one area of the brain with loss of awareness followed by spreading to involve the whole brain. It is called complex partial epilepsy with secondary generalization. Hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more
Seizures are abnorma: Nocturnal seizures are seizures that occur during sleep. These may be benign, as in benign rolandic epilepsy of children. They may be seizures that occur during the day as well as at night (not uncommon). They may also be seizures (such as frontal lobe seizures) occurring only during sleep with resultant abnormal behavior in sleep. A seizure is never normal and should be evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VNS may help: Vns, together with anti-seizure medication, may reduce the number of seizures. However, vns is not always effective. Prior to considering vns, your therapy with medication should be reviewed. Vagyou should discuss your situation with a neurologist familiar with epilepsy and vns therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?
Hi I have epilepsy and have 30 seizures a day i'm on epillim 2000mg a day is it possible to go on a higher dose?
Possible: 30 seizures a day is a high number for any seizure type other than absence or myoclonic seizures. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist, preferably an epileptologist. But yes, we use higher doses at times (3000-4000 mg/d in some cases). Don't increase without discussing with your neurologist, though. ...Read more
A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more
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