Functional neurology addresses the most intricate aspect of human physiology - the nervous system.
Why are neurology and brain-based therapies so important?
If you have suffered with your condition for years, been to multiple specialists and have received limited help, there is a good chance the problem is in your head. By that, we mean the brain. The brain is one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to chronic disease. Regardless of whether you suffer from joint pain, digestive issues, thyroid problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, or any other chronic condition, the brain may quite literally be at the heart of what is going on. Many patients who suffer from chronic neurologic and metabolic conditions have areas of decreased cortical and/or cerebellar function. As neurons in the brain degenerate, the body’s ability to function may become impaired. Imbalances in brain function indicate areas of decreased cellular health in the brain. When one of these areas of the brain fails to function as efficiently as it should, other areas of the brain begin to over-fire, causing imbalance and dysfunction in the body. Brain based therapies are essentially exercises developed to rehabilitate the specific areas of decreased function.
What is functional neurology?
Within the ever-growing chiropractic profession, doctors can become specialists in neurology, radiology, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, and physical rehabilitation. A chiropractic neurologist is a licensed chiropractor who has completed an additional course of study in neurology including advanced coursework and clinical training in addressing neurological disorders as well as endocrine, metabolic, and immune conditions.