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Can chiropractic manipulation help with reducing seizure frequency in epileptics?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Will chiropractic manipulations be of any help to someone with with cerebral palsy?

Can Help: Chiropractic may help improve quality of life, function, and reduce symptoms. It might be wise to look to a Chiropractic Neurologist or Functional Neurologist, as well as into low force techniques such as instrument based adjusting. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be used during the day to help relieve anxiety or are there safer supplement.I find melatonin greatly relieves mental and physical sympt?

Can melatonin be used during the day to help relieve anxiety or are there safer supplement.I find melatonin greatly relieves mental and physical sympt?

Melatonin taken: during the daytime is likely to make you feel groggy. Though often used for depression, 5HTP can be useful. Here's a list from Web ...Read more

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Would physical therapy be beneficial in treating cervical dystonia in addition to botox?

Certainly: But it really depends on how longstanding the dystonia has been present and the amount of fibrosis that will determine the extent if relief achieved with Botox and pt. ...Read more

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Might flaxseed oil aid in the control of electrical activity in the brain, thus helping to reduce seizures?

Might flaxseed oil aid in the control of electrical activity in the brain, thus helping to reduce seizures?

No: I do not this this is proven to work in any study that i know about. And since seizures can literally be fatal - i would ask your neurologist about this. ...Read more

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Can humidity increase the frequency seizures in people with epilepsy?

Can humidity increase the frequency seizures in people with epilepsy?

Not a trigger: Am unaware that changes in humidity can affect seizure frequency or intensity. However, an infection causing a fever, could make the susceptibility higher if a humid environment worked against lowering the temperature. ...Read more

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Will reiki help with stress relief, headaches, and relief from autoimmune pain and pressures... ?

Will reiki help with stress relief, headaches, and relief from autoimmune pain and pressures... ?

Possibly: Reiki practitioners are in many clinics and hospitals. Research is not far along enough to "prove" reiki as an effective therapy, though. Many people with emotional and physical pain use reiki along with standard treatments for their conditions. Find a practitioner who is well-trained and professional in his/her approach. http://www.reiki.org/ massage therapists, rn's & some md's may be found. ...Read more

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Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

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Can Botox injections also help with frequent tension headaches?

Of course: The Botox injections are being increasingly used in pain management. They have been advocated as a preventive treatment for both migraine and tension-type headaches with some studies showing a reduction in the frequency, severity and disability associated with these headaches. ...Read more

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Baclofen for RLS? I've recently added in with vicodin some success. Certain muscle relaxers should have some impact?

Baclofen for RLS? I've recently added in with vicodin some success. Certain muscle relaxers should have some impact?

Restless legs: syndrome and PLMD are treated with dopamine agonists such as ropinirole (approved in RLS) or pramipexole. If tests reveal that iron levels are low iron supplementation may be prescribed. Opioids and muscle relaxants are also a viable option. See a sleep specialist for RLS management. ...Read more

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Some people are harassing me with Remote Neural Control tech.Experienced expansion and contraction of muscles.Any drugs that can help me?

Some people are harassing me with Remote Neural Control tech.Experienced expansion and contraction of muscles.Any drugs that can help me?

Yes, there's help: Doctors use medications such as Zyprexa, Risperdal, Abilify, and others, to get rid of the Remote Neural Control problem. If a patient is low on his medication, the Remote Neural Control issue can return, which means it is important to keep up with one's doctor appointments and stay on the proper medication. Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) is a once-a-month injection, so may help folks who tend to forget pills. ...Read more

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Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine. Due to inflammation of occipital vessel. Why would mood modifiers, taken for grief, cause seizures?

Already diagnosed with epilepsy and migraine.  Due  to inflammation of occipital vessel.  Why  would mood modifiers, taken for grief, cause seizures?

Mood Rx & sz: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is a medicine that may cause seizures. It is not clear why this occurs, similar medicines are not so apt to have this side effect. It is likely to depend on how medicines such as Wellbutrin (bupropion) affect neural signalling within the brain. ...Read more

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Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

Could the use of audio therapy(brainwave entrainment,isochronic tones) help to improve memory and concentration in adults with attention deficit?

No: No research has supported the efficacy of these treatments for ADHD. The best therapy for ADHD is an appropriate medication and cognitive behavioral therapy for support. Good reliable sources of information for parents with kids with ADHD (or other issues) are the AAP parent site: healthychildren.org and the Nemours site: kidshealth.org. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can Valium help in migraine treatment?

Can Valium help in migraine treatment?

Not usually given: Benzodiazepine tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax (alprazolam) are usually not prescribed for treatment of migraine. There is no evidence they are effective for the acute migraine headache. Nor are they used for prevention of migraine. ...Read more

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Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Will acupuncture help reduce muscle tension in my hips?

Possibly: Try it, it should not cause problems, in the hands of an experienced acupuncturist. ...Read more

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Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles?used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles?used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen

Spend your money: No reason to spend your money on unproven supplements. Please give it me instead. Just kidding. Does not work even with Costco boxes. Best do discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time? What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain? Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Can the pain reducing effects of tramadol lessen over time?  What other medication could help control cervical spondylosis pain?  Tried neurontin (gabapentin)...

Tramadol is a good: Drug because it works through many mechanisms. The next step up from that is Nucynta (tapentadol) which is available when tramadol no longer helps. You can ask your doctor about other non-opiod medications to be used in conjunction with the opiods for optimal pain relief. ...Read more

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Will OTC meds for motion sickness help with neurologically based nausea (such as from damage to the spine and nerves would cause)?

Will OTC meds for motion sickness help with neurologically based nausea (such as from damage to the spine and nerves would cause)?

Nausea: There are several different medications to help with nausea. They all work fairly well, but none work 100%. It would not hurt to try the otc meds, and if that does not help, then ask your doctor. If you are on any daily medications, you may want to check with your doctor before starting otc meds. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and ...Read more


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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more