Neurological psychogenic seizure disorder hemiplegic migraine and Upper Cervical Specific chiropractic

After suffering with non-epileptic seizure attacks and various other neurological problems for 13 weeks, a friend referred her into our office for Upper Cervical Specific chiropractic care. If you have questions, or would like to set up a complimentary consultation with the doctor, please call 479.696.8000

Angela was NOT malingering, neither was she exaggerating these problems. Watch the video testimony below…

UPDATE: as of January 2016, she has returned to all of her normal daily activities, including singing in the church choir! She gave credit to God and upper cervical care for saving her job, getting her life back to normal, and putting her on the right track for the future.

After the medical profession’s best experts, neurologists, and specialists evaluated her they said her problem was “neurological.” They ran dozens of tests, took MRIs, hospitalized her for several days, ruled out Epilepsy, and studied her case for 5 months … they finally gave her a diagnosis: psychogenic seizure disorder (also known as PNES – Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures). Some have suggested this is a “junk diagnosis” since it was formerly referred to as Pseudo-seizures. After more testing and some additional studies over a 2 year period of time, she was given a “new diagnosis” of hemiplegic migraine.

Although some people disagree with the validity of either medical diagnosis, I must clarify something: what she was experiencing is not a factitious disorder. In other words, she wasn’t pretending. She was truly suffering with balance problems, loss of muscular control, foot drop, hip thigh & leg weakness, blurred vision and visual disturbances, equilibrium disruptions, continuous muscle spasms in her neck, slurred speech, and even sporadic loss of her ability to speak.
At the date of this video she was not back to 100% function yet; but as I said on the video, the main portion of her functional problems were neurological and her progress has been amazing after we cleared out the subluxation!

In our office we don’t focus on treating symptoms whether it is called PNES or Hemiplegic Migraines or any other neurological disorder. Actually, we don’t diagnose, treat, cure, or fix anything. The symptom is a sign of the problem, not the actual problem. Our goal is to put your body in the correct position to be able to heal the problem.

Vitalistic chiropractic (especially Upper Cervical Specific) is focused on restoring the neurological connections between brain and body so your body can heal and function optimally like it was designed. Period. That’s what we do!

++Medical doctors (MDs) and Osteopaths (DOs) and Physical therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat various symptoms, diseases, and disorders. They run tests and then prescribe therapies, drugs, or surgeries based on a treatment plan to lessen the symptoms of that particular diagnosis.

++Chiropractic doctors (DCs or Chiropractors) check the nerve system for proper function. We assess the health of the nerves, and we measure the balance and alignment of the spine. Then we make precise adjustments (if needed) and monitor function as the body corrects itself naturally.

Doctors don’t cure people’s problems…we never have and we never will…none of us.
This is true because healing doesn’t come from the outside.
The only way any person has ever healed is from the inside.
The inborn innate intelligence inside you coordinates & controls every function in your body, including healing.

My job as a specific Chiropractor is to help re-connect your brain-to-body communication so that internal healing wisdom can do its best work!

The central issue with Angela was a subluxation process negatively affecting the neurological communication between her brain & body at the level of the brain stem in her upper neck. Precise Blair upper cervical x-rays showed a misalignment in her cervical spine between the Atlas (C1 vertebra) and the skull. This misalignment and improper range of motion was directly affecting her central nervous system.

Clearing out the dysfunction of her brain stem and spinal cord restored proper brain-to-body communication and started the healing process in her body.

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GENESIS Chiropractic
Bentonville, AR 72712

  1. Jennifer says:

    Quite incredible! Good job, Dr. Blackketter. Thank you, Angela, for sharing this so more people can begin to find healing!

  2. 13 weeks! Wow, that’s amazing. After all that time, you were still able to be treated. Congratulations

  3. Steven says:

    Wish the medical doctors and healing doctors. I have seizures, it is aways c1, c2 out on the right side. Have seizures until neck is re-lined, By a chiropractor.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience, Steven.
      It is wonderful when the body can respond and function better!! Your testimony will be an encouragement for many people who are still suffering and looking for the solution. The brain stem and upper cervical alignment is the key to normal nerve function and health.

  4. Bradley Y. Cox says:

    Finally, she is taking care of the cause instead of just the effects. This precise tailor-made adjustment of Atlas restored her brain-to-body neurological connection allowing full communication with every cell in her body. She traveled from out of state to Bentonville for this unique health care, the only office in all of NW Arkansas to provide vitalistic upper cervical specific chiropractic. The subluxation process (misaligned spine AND loss of communication between brain & body) produced the following dysfunction, side-effects, symptoms, and diagnoses for this client: –headaches –general abdominal pain –digestive and stomach problems — diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)** –gall stones with inflamed gall bladder** — and eventual gall bladder removal surgery a few years after the car wreck… “Could a minor accident have really changed her health? Could headaches, abdominal pain, digestive problems, gall bladder attacks, and gall bladder removal surgery been avoided?” YES, I believe so.

  5. Vera H. Avila says:

    This gentle, non-invasive technique was developed more than forty years ago to create a radical new way of healing that can help restore body balance and perfect health. The focus of the NUCCA work is the relationship between the upper cervical spine (neck) and its influence on the central nervous system and brain stem function. It is this relationship that affects every aspect of human function from the feeling sensations in your fingers to regulating hormones, controlling movement, and providing the ability to hear, see, think, and breathe.

  6. Francis M. Cox says:

    GENESIS Chiropractic in Bentonville, AR is the only healthcare office in all of NW Arkansas providing vitalistic upper cervical specific spinal care. “We restore your brain-to-body neurological connection without any popping, twisting, traction, or cracking! It is safe and effective for any age, including children. Our precise analysis and individualized adjusting techniques include: Blair Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic (Blair); Knee Chest Upper Cervical Specific (KCUCS); Palmer Specific “toggle-recoil” aka Hole in One (HiO). In addition to advanced training and/or certifications in those techniques, Dr. Jason Blackketter has also studied under some of the top doctors in NUCCA, Orthospinology, and Atlas Orthogonal (AO) work. We also provide these complimentary services: Overall health for your family and “Green” home wellness through our Melaleuca consultant, Nutritional guidance through our Juice Plus wellness consultant, Natural health support with Essential Oils by doTERRA, Healthy eating habits through our Naturopathic Doctor and Nutritionist, Weight Loss and Nutritional Cleansing through our Isagenix consultant, Exercise routines to strengthen the Core muscles and balance the Spine, Healthy Kangen living water by Enagic (restructured alkaline ionized antioxidant microclustered water) to help your body hydrate fully, balance your pH, neutralize free radicals, and function better. Are you ready to make a change? We can help you and your family grow stronger and healthier! Renew hope Restore health Revitalize your life Live your potential so you can be your best! Call today to schedule free consultation with this unique NWA Chiropractor, Jason Blackketter, D.C.

  7. Thank you for sharing this video and for documenting such a miracle. This video has been an encouragement to a young man experiencing the same thing.

    I love you crediting God for this and all healing.


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