Upper Cervical Chiropractor for
Seizures and Epilepsy

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Roughly 50 million people globally have been diagnosed with epilepsy, a condition that can cause seizures. While many patients take medication for their epilepsy, natural treatments are also available to help control the symptoms.


Our world-class upper cervical care (UCC) chiropractor, Dr. George Gertner, has years of experience treating seizures and other disorders. He uses advanced spinal adjustment techniques to help bring the body into balance and reduce symptoms of various conditions, including epilepsy.

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder that causes seizures in adults and children. The condition can be unpredictable, and the severity, frequency and length of the seizures vary from person to person. In addition to seizures, other symptoms of epilepsy include:

  • Temporary loss of awareness or consciousness.
  • Confusion.
  • Jerking of the arms and legs during seizures.

How Does Epilepsy Occur?

While we know epilepsy stems from brain dysfunction, there is little information about its cause. It can be a co-occurring condition with autism spectrum disorder, stroke or infectious diseases. In some cases, epilepsy may develop after brain trauma.

  • What Is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor? 

    An upper cervical chiropractor for seizures focuses treatment on the upper neck and back, identifying misalignments and making adjustments. Though the chiropractor adjusts a small area, the alignment can provide relief throughout the body. With upper cervical care, your brain and body can experience better balance and communication, improving your overall health.


While conventional medical treatment focuses on reducing the symptoms of seizures and epilepsy, upper cervical chiropractic care can correct the underlying problem. Encouraging the body to return to healthy functioning promotes a natural healing process.


Chiropractic treatments, however, address the vagus nerve at the base of the skull to treat seizures. Adjusting the upper cervical area allows the nerve to experience greater stimulation to reduce seizures. An upper cervical chiropractor for epilepsy can also correct the overall alignment of your spine to ease pinched nerves that may impact proper nerve function.

NUCCA for Relief From Seizures and Epilepsy

Dr. Gertner specializes in the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) technique. This gentle spinal adjustment method relieves pressure on the nervous system. NUCCA is most effective for treating epilepsy and seizures stemming from head trauma that resulted in the brain stem becoming compressed. The nervous system returns to alignment and begins to function normally again, with results typically occurring 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.


At Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, our compassionate and skilled team provides a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for our patients. We are dedicated to offering each client the best experience with compassionate staff and high-quality care. Our emphasis on total-body care will help you feel at home while undergoing treatment. Learn more about our services from some of our long-term patients.


If you’ve experienced head trauma and need relief from seizures, reach out to us today to see how we can help!

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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.

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