Roughly 3.4 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a condition that can cause seizures. While many patients take medication for their epilepsy, they may prefer to seek natural treatments to control the disease. Uncontrolled epilepsy can result in frequent seizures.
Our world-class chiropractor can provide treatment for seizures at our offices in New York. Dr. George Gertner has experience treating epilepsy and other disorders using the NUCCA method, an advanced spinal adjustment that can bring the body into balance and reduce the symptoms of a variety of chronic conditions. Many patients receive the relief they seek when they visit our UCC chiropractor for epilepsy and seizures.
What Is Epilepsy?
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting both adults and children. The name actually means seizure disorder. The condition can be unpredictable, with seizures occurring without warning in many cases. The severity, frequency and length of the seizures vary from person to person. Other symptoms of epilepsy include:
- Temporary loss of awareness or consciousness.
- Jerking of the arms and legs during seizures.
How Does Epilepsy Occur?
Epilepsy stems from brain dysfunction, but little is known about the cause beyond that. It can be a co-occurring condition with autism, stroke or infectious diseases. Brain trauma can also spark epilepsy.
What Is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor?An upper cervical chiropractor focuses treatment on the upper neck and back. Dr. Gertner identifies the area of misalignment and offers an adjustment that puts the body back in balance. Though an upper cervical chiropractor’s focus on one small area, the treatment they provide offers relief all over the body, well beyond the neck.
NUCCA for Relief From Seizures and Epilepsy
NUCCA, which stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, is a pain-free spinal adjustment that relieves pressure on the nervous system. For treating epilepsy and seizures, NUCCA is most effective when there has been head trauma that leads to compression of the brain stem. The nervous system returns to alignment and begins to function normally after alignment, and results typically occur over several sessions.
Using the NUCCA technique, we strive to restore proper nerve communication with the brain by removing the trauma area. Patients with epilepsy can experience relief that lasts for a long time without relying on drugs to control their condition.
Contact UCC of New York for Managing Epilepsy
Our upper cervical chiropractor for seizures and epilepsy, we provide a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for our patients. Our emphasis on total-body care extends to making you feel at home while you undergo treatment. We have many long-term patients who have come to us for years and appreciate our caring attitude. “Dr. Gertner is a very compassionate and fair person. He did a consultation and X-rays on me for free. I have felt instant relief after the first visit,” said a patient in one of our testimonials.
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Dr. George Gertner is a family man, healer, philanthropist, author of “The Gift of Hope”, public speaker, and founder of one of the world’s busiest Upper Cervical Chiropractic clinics.
After receiving his bachelors degree in biology from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY Dr. Gertner moved to Atlanta, GA to attend Life University. Before graduation, Dr. Gertner had a severe injury to his lower back. Traditional chiropractic procedures were not providing relief until he met a chiropractor that specialized in NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association.)
Then he spent the next two years mentoring from one of the best Upper Cervical doctors; learning in the same office that helped change his life. After two years, Dr. Gertner returned home to New York to open his own office. He currently is one of less than 300 NUCCA chiropractors worldwide.
Dr. Gertner has been featured numerous times in Chiropractic Monthly Magazine for his expertise in treating Trigeminal Neuralgia and Myofascial Pain. Dr.Gertner has lectured locally and nationwide discussing various symptoms using the Upper Cervical technique.