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What is Functional Neurology?

Functional Neurology can re-train your brain! As in medicine and dentistry, there are specialties within the chiropractic profession. For example, there are chiropractic specialists in radiology, orthopedics, neurology, and physical rehabilitation.

A functional neurologist serves in the same consulting manner as a neurologist. The difference is that the therapies and applications of a functional neurologist do not include drugs or surgery. As a result, certain conditions are more customarily seen by a functional neurologist as opposed to a neurologist. Specifically, a functional neurologist will see and support patients with a variety of symptoms such as:

  • Concussions
  • Movement disorders
  • Dystonia
  • Post-Stroke
  • Neurodegenerative Conditions
  • Dizziness
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Imbalance
  • Chronic Pain

Functional neurologists will assess these types of conditions via a thorough examination and specifically designed therapies for each and every patient, as each patient is supported differently in their rehab process.

Our Approach to Functional Neurology Treatment

As functional neurologists, we address the nervous system, its capacity for change, for ongoing learning, and for its marvelous adaptability. Through scientifically based methodology, we assess and treat patients by looking at the health, communication, and functionality of the nervous system based on the concept of “Neuroplasticity”. Nerve connections in the brain are considered “plastic” because they can be shaped or modified by sensory, motor, cognitive or emotional experiences. Simply put, what you are exposed to can rewire your nervous system. This does not mean that we grow new neurons, but it does mean that we can strengthen what is there. The various parts of your nervous system can be altered to work more efficiently and even grow stronger. The goal of a functional neurologist is to optimize this remarkable ability and yes, re-train your brain!

The practice of a functional neurologist is varied, even artful, using a variety of strategies and techniques to rouse activity and rebalancing in the nervous system including adjustment in vision, sound, smell, and/or movement. The effects of the therapies are continuously monitored to assess the health of the nervous system, and its lasting ability to grow and thrive.

A basic premise of functional neurology is to support healthy plasticity of the nervous system through proper stimulation and fuel. Treatment is aimed at not only protecting the nervous system, but giving it the activation that it needs to thrive. We now know that even a nervous system that is functioning poorly can be rehabilitated, often with progressive and permanent success.

To learn more about the services that we offer, or to schedule an appointment with our team of providers, please give us a call at (732) 655-6154