What is so Exciting About Chiropractic Neurology?
Chiropractic Neurology, “Brain Based Therapy”, is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in health care that I have experienced in my practice to help my patients with chronic health issues.
It has allowed me to improve health and treat conditions that I would have been totally at loss to help prior to my functional neurological training.
Conditions which have responded very well to this therapy are:
- Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
- Vertigo and Dizziness
- Digestive Problems
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Migraine Headaches
- Insomnia to name a few
What is Functional Neurology?
The principals of functional neurology were discovered by, and continue to be researched by Tedd Carrick D.C. and associates. Dr. Carrick is an active brain researcher and is a professor of clinical neurology at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Chiropractic neurology, or as it is sometimes referred to as “functional neurology”, seeks to restore function to part of the brain and nervous system which due to trauma or other physical insults have gone “off line” so to speak.
Whereas a medical neurologist would use medications to alter symptoms, a functional neurologist uses stimuli in other areas of the body to reactivate neurologic pathways that have lost partial function.
Once the correct modality is determined through pre and post examination the changes that are observed in the patient happen very rapidly.
Rehabilitation of the Brain
The brain is amazing…Just as rehabilitation of the knee or shoulder can occur, the brain enjoys the principal of neuroplasticity, which means that brain rehabilitation is possible as well. Dr. Carrick’s work has been featured on “Dateline” and many other news outlets because of his dramatic success with cases that are considered medical failures. Click this link to watch an ABC News segment on the subject.
Dr. Carrick has been praised by many top level athletes who he has helped to overcome career
ending concussions, including hockey superstar Sidney Crosby.
I have included a video of a patient that had a chronic pain syndrome and prior to chiropractic neurology treatment, was unable to stand with her eyes closed without falling over. The difference pre and post is impressive. Not only did this patient’s balance improve tremendously but her chronic pain decreased dramatically after her first visit.
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