Epilepsy, which affects about 2.9 million Americans, is a neurological condition that is characterized by recurring seizures, brief involuntary body movements, which may also be accompanied by loss of consciousness and loss of bowel and/or bladder control
Pediatric epilepsy is most commonly treated with antiepileptic drugs (AED’s).
About 20% of children taking these drugs will not see a total improvement in seizure activity, a condition known as intractable epilepsy.
A 2017 case report in the “Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, and Family Health” described intractable epilepsy in a four-year-old boy that had been suffering with daily seizures since birth.
Medication Fails To Improve Conditions
The boy had been prescribed a prescription drug called Trileptal.
However, this medication did not improve his condition and he was given another prescription for a drug called Keppra, which caused a significant change in his speech so this medication was discontinued.
He then tried Dilantin for 4 years before switching to Lamictal and Phenobarbital, a barbiturate drug.
However, all of these medications failed to improve his condition.
The neurologist recommended a frontal lobectomy (removing a part of the frontal lobe of the brain).
Parents Seek Alternative in Chiropractic Care
Not wanting to go this route, the boy’s parents sought chiropractic care to improve his quality of life and reduce seizure activity.
Over the course of 7 months, the young boy was analyzed for vertebral subluxation and adjusted as necessary in order to reduce stress on the nervous system and allow his body to function optimally.
The parents were happy to report that after 7 months of care, the boy was able to start getting weaned off the medications, no longer needed surgery, and his seizure frequency significantly decreased!
Imagine how many lives can be changed and improved simply by letting the body heal and function as it is designed through specific chiropractic care!