Chiropractic Helps Boy with Seizures
This research describes a 2-year-old boy with malignant migrating partial seizures in infancy (MMPSI), a rare seizure condition, since he was three weeks old. He had up to 20 seizures a day, decreased muscle tone, poor eye control, arm flailing, screaming, and movement disorders. His severe lack of muscle tone led to his inability to hold up his head, sit up, and be vocal. Medications did not help him.
The chiropractor examined him and found structural shifts in his head, neck, upper back, and low back. Postural changes, muscle spasm, swelling, restricted range of motion, and x-rays confirmed these findings. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.
Following chiropractic adjustments, he experienced dramatic improvements in his seizures and quality of life. He is now able to go an entire day without having seizures and was taken off all medication.
The study’s author called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population.
Significant Motor Development and Quality of Life Improvement in a Rare Seizure Condition (MMPSI) Following Vertebral Subluxation Reduction: A Case Study. Dan Turo, DC & Chris Demczar, MS, DC. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ Volume, 2021