Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Chiropr Med. 2010 Jun;9(2):90-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2010.03.001.

Upper cervical chiropractic care for a 25-year-old woman with myoclonic seizures.

Author information

1
Assistant Professor, Academic Health Center, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA 52803.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management using upper cervical techniques of a 25-year-old woman diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME).

CLINICAL FEATURES:

A 25-year-old woman had a history of JME, which was diagnosed at the age of 14 years. Her seizure episodes began shortly after trauma to her cervical spine and the onset of menarche.

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME:

After case history and physical examination, the patient received high-velocity, low-amplitude chiropractic spinal manipulation to her upper cervical spine using the Blair upper cervical chiropractic technique protocol. There was improvement in her seizure episodes and menstrual cycles following 12 weeks of chiropractic care.

CONCLUSION:

This case study demonstrated improvement in a young woman with a seizure disorder after she received upper cervical chiropractic manipulation. This case suggests the need for more rigorous research to examine how upper cervical chiropractic techniques may provide therapeutic benefit to patients with seizure disorders.

KEYWORDS:

Cervical, Atlas; Manipulation, Chiropractic; Menstrual cycle; Myoclonic epilepsy, Juvenile

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center