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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness.

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Back behind the wheel after epilepsy diagnosis

Jake Weiss experienced what he thought were panic attack symptoms like none before: His head turned, his torso twisted abnormally, his limbs stiffened and he stopped breathing. He was having a major seizure, and his panic attacks were actually smaller seizures.

January 31, 2018

Vagus nerve stimulation treatment for seizures

Medications and other treatments, such as a vagus nerve stimulator, can help people with epilepsy find seizure control.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer March 24, 2017

New option for seizure answers closer to home

For anyone who has epilepsy or a seizure disorder, life can be a challenging and uncertain journey. Every person with epilepsy has a unique life situation, and the cause for their seizures may or may not be known.

February 20, 2017

How to help someone having a seizure

Not many people know how to react when observing somebody having a seizure. Although quite common, seizures are not something people are typically used to seeing in person.

Scott Spritzer, D.O. By Scott Spritzer January 20, 2017