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  Title Resolution of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures following chiropractic care: A case study & review of the literature [case report; review]
Journal J Upper Cervical Chiropr Res. 2019 February;2019():Online access only p 1-10
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report

Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe the outcomes following chiropractic care by a woman suffering from chronic psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) and to review the related literature.

Clinical Features: A patient who was previously diagnosed with PNES experienced tremors, loss of motor control while staying conscious, dizziness, vertigo, fatigue and body convulsions resulting in migraines. The patient was examined and found to have upper cervical vertebral subluxation and related postural and structural distortions.

Intervention and Outcomes: QSM3 protocol was used to obtain measurements from the low hip to the skull by analyzing x-rays, digital posture (posture IQ), and low shoulder, neck and head tilt. After care, the post x-ray revealed the release of compression and twist of the spine by placing the atlas in a balanced orthogonal position. The posture IQ revealed an even distribution of weight with a decrease in shoulder rotation. At the completion of five months of management, the patient was been symptom-free.

Conclusions: This case study demonstrated a significant reduction in symptoms of a female patient with PNES disorder after receiving QSM3 care. This case suggests the importance of conducting more research to study the effects of tonal-based chiropractic techniques on seizure disorders.

Author keywords:  Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures, conversion disorder, chiropractic, adjustment, vertebral subluxation, cervical, tonal-based, Quantum Spinal Mechanics, biotensegrity

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