FROM: Proceedings of the National Conference on Chiropractic & Pediatrics 1992 (Nov); 84–139
Localization and categorization of central nervous system dysfunction the EEG or CEEG before and after chiropractic adjustment in case histories of five children will be presented. Conventional EEG studies demonstrate responses of two children with petit mal (absent seizures) with potential for generalizing into grand mal. Upper cervical adjustment reduced invasion of primary epileptic foci into surrounding regions of the brain and concurrently reduced the frequency of seizures over a four month period. In two cases of "hyperactivity" and attention deficit disorder, upper cervical adjustment reduced non coherence between right and left hemispheres in one child and in another, CEEG demonstrated restoration of normal incidence of the alpha frequency spectrum. Increased attention span and improvement of social behavior were reported in both cases. A child rendered hemiplegic in an automobile accident displayed predominantly delta spectrum and a deficiency of beta spectrum over the sensory motor cortex of the injured side of the brain. After adjustment, the CEEG demonstrated a decreased percentage of delta spectrum and increased beta spectrum. He was able to utilize his arm and leg contralaterally to the injured side of the brain without assistance after upper cervical adjustment. *CEEG is computerized EEG (electroencephalography) or "brain mapping".