What is Functional Neurology?
Functional Neurology is a relatively new, exciting, and alternative approach to healthcare. Traditional medical neurology treats neurological disease or pathology with the use of drugs and surgery. While this may work for some patients, others feel that it doesn’t fully address the root cause. Functional neurology looks at dysfunction in the nervous system, even before this is a medical diagnosis, and aims to treat a broader array of brain dysfunction through receptor or brain-based rehabilitative therapy.
Functional Neurology utilizes a comprehensive neurological exam, assessing the sensory systems (balance, vision, touch, hearing) that supply input to the brain, and motor responses that relay output from the brain. This gives the doctor information on which parts of the brain are not working so well and helps the doctor create a treatment plan specific to each patient. Treatment typically consists of brain-based or receptor-based rehabilitative exercises, chiropractic adjustments, mechanical traction, and nutritional counseling.
Functional Neurology offers care to a variety of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Balance Disorders
- Childhood developmental disorders (ADHD, ADD, Autism Spectrum)
- Brain Injury (post-concussive, TBI, post-stroke)
- Movement Disorders
- Chronic Pain
- Memory Loss
- Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression, OCD)
If Functional Neurology is something you think you could benefit from, please schedule a consultation with our doctor to see if you are a candidate. Please keep in mind Functional Neurology is not a covered benefit under any insurance policy and is a cash service. Our clinic has flexible payment options that will fit every need! Call us today! P: 810.275.9366!