Mycoclonic Encephalopathy/Seizures

Child with myoclonic encephalopathy. International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Newsletter. May 1990.

This is the case of a 2½ year old boy diagnosed with myoclonic encephalopathy (unable to control body movements). Child was normal until a tuberculin test and within a two week period symptoms prevailed. After four adjustments to the C1-T9 and L3 areas, the uncontrollable body movements improved about 80%.

Documented chiropractic results on a case diagnosed as myoclonic seizures. Duff BA Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigation, 1992; 8: 56-57.

Mycoclonic seizures are sudden, severe contractions of all or part of a muscle or group of muscles.

This is the case of a thirty-year-old female who would awaken in the middle of the night with migraine, slurred speech, vomiting, pain behind the right eye, difficulty with visual focusing, and dots and lines in her field of vision. She was also having mild seizures. She suffered several months.

The myoclonic seizures responded immediately to an adjustment of atlas subluxation complex. A fall nearly one week later reactivated the occurrences of seizure. A second atlas adjustment resulted in immediate favorable results. The seizures have not returned. The case is unique in the type of disorder, length of prior medical evaluation and rate of recovery.

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