Treatment Options

The first step in the treatment of epilepsy involves making a correct diagnosis. Your doctor will take a detailed medical history, including what you have been experiencing. You may not be aware of what your seizure looks like, so a report from an eyewitness may help...

Alternative Therapies

What do we mean by alternative and complementary therapies? Alternative therapies include such techniques as mindfulness meditation, chiropractic, massage therapy, relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, aromatherapy, yoga, therapeutic touch, homeopathy, diet, etc....

Surgery

When seizures cannot be controlled with medication, a neurologist may recommend surgery. Surgery for epilepsy is a well-established procedure with very good results. Surgery is done only on patients who meet strict criteria. The patient must first undergo extensive...

Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is similar to a heart pacemaker. It involves a surgically implanted device that connects to the vagus nerve in the neck. Periodically, a mild electric pulse is sent to the nerve and disrupts seizure activity. VNS has been effective in...

Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is a carefully calculated and closely monitored diet used for seizure control. It is very high in fat, low in protein and almost free of carbohydrates. It may be prescribed for children when antiepileptic medication has failed to control seizures or...

Diagnostic Tests

In addition to blood-work and a full neurological exam, including a detailed health history, your doctor will order further diagnostic tests if he or she suspects epilepsy. Below are some of the tests that they use to help with diagnosing epilepsy....
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