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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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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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Does alcohol make epileptics more likely to have seizures?

Does alcohol make epileptics more likely to have seizures?

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 more

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Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

Could a person with epilepsy experience both absence and convulsive seizures?

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

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How often do have seizures to have nocturnal epilepsy?

How often do have seizures  to have nocturnal epilepsy?

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 more

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Does migraines put you at risk of developing epilepsy or seizures?

Does migraines put you at risk of developing epilepsy or seizures?

No overlap: Migraines are a common condition, and there is not very much in common with migraines and epilepsy or seizures. Some people may have both, but one does not really lead to the other in this case. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy 30-50 absence seizures a day if i get the vns would it work?

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 more

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Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?

Is it possible to cause a person without epilepsy to have a seizure by flashing strobe lights at him?

Highly unlikely!: If a person is provoked into a seizure with flashing strobe lights then there should be something amiss neurologically. That person should be evaluated for a probable hidden, previously unknown form of epilepsy. ...Read more

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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

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Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Possible : If florid and untreated, can cause dehydration and chemical imbalance, which can eventuate in full blown seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

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


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more