Functional Neurology: Chiropractic neurologists specialize with the brain, spine and nervous system.
Functional neurology is the practice of treating the entire nervous system without the use of drugs or surgery. The effects of the chiropractic adjustments on the brain are immense. Specific parts of the brain are responsible for the well-being of certain regions of the body. Dysfunction in a particular brain region will then manifest itself in symptoms in the associated body areas.
With brain-based rehabilitation the chiropractic neurologist will not only manually treat the area in question itself with physical medicine but will also “exercise” the deficient region of the brain bring back proper function.
Since the brain is plastic, with appropriate treatment it can attain optimum wellness. Treatments may entail specific types of eye movement exercises (known as “oculomotor rehabilitation”), balancing activities, oxygen supplementation, rotary activation (chair spins), eccentric fast stretching, cross cord mechanisms, therapeutic use of light, therapeutic use of sound, therapeutic use of smell and physical activities using one side of the body.
Subtle changes in the function of the nervous system will affect things such as muscle tone, joint alignment, flexibility, balance & coordination in musculoskeletal system. This dysfunction may result in chronic pain (fibromyalgia), vertigo, headaches, neck-back pain, sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, and other symptoms. In some cases, these changes may lead to difficulty with focus and attention, decline in academic performance, and cognitive processing disorders.
The chiropractic neurologist marries traditional chiropractic care with cutting-edge, functional neurological rehabilitation protocols to promote a faster transition from pain and neurological dysfunction to wellness.