What is Functional Neurology?
Chiropractic Neurology or Functional Neurology is a scientific and evidence based form of health care that evaluates the body and nervous system and its ability to function in its environment in a holistic manner. Chiropractic Neurology is a drugless and non-surgical form of Neurology. Not that we are against medicine or surgery, on the contrary, we often work closely with Medical Neurologist and other specialists to ensure that you are getting the best possible care. Just like some conditions and disease states will respond better to medicine or require surgical intervention, many will respond best and most appropriately to functional rehabilitation and Brain Based Therapies.
The goal of Brain Based Therapies is to optimize the neurological pathways in your brain and spinal cord through neuroplasticity, so that you can function at the highest level for your particular condition. Obviously, the results may very depending on your condition or illness. For athletes looking to improve their performance, this may result in increased performance beyond their baseline; faster reaction times and improved perception and balance. While people with brain injuries or degenerative diseases like early Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis, may result in improved function and improvement in daily activities and slowing of symptoms, so that they can live a fuller life.
We view our patients as individuals with unique brains and nervous systems and a unique set of life experiences that will affect their condition, and therefore, each therapy plan must be unique to that individual, there can be no “cookie cutter” approaches.