What is Chiropractic Functional Neurology?
What is Chiropractic Functional Neurology? The application of current neuroscience rehab techniques that are brain-based therapies using physical and occupational medicine. It is analysis that locates the primary dysfunctional area of the body whether its brain, spine, muscle, tendon or ligament. More specifically, dysfunction in a particular brain region will then manifest itself in symptoms in the associated body areas. For example, an under-functioning cerebellum region of the brain may produce signs and symptoms related to neck pain due to the intimate control of tiny postural muscles in the neck. With brain-based rehabilitation the chiropractic neurologist will not only manually treat the area in question itself with physical medicine but will also “exercise” the deficient region of the brain to normalize function. Since the brain is plastic, with appropriate treatment it can attain optimum wellness. Treatments may entail specific types of eye movement exercises (known as “oculomotor rehabilitation”), balancing activities, oxygen supplementation, rotary activation (chair spins), eccentric fast stretching, cross cord mechanisms, therapeutic use of light, therapeutic use of sound, therapeutic use of smell, and physical activities using one side of the body.
How long will it take?
The simple answer is that depends on your condition. We suggest you anticipate 2-6 visits for uncomplicated cases and 6-20 for more involved issues.
Have you treated anyone like me before?
After 25 years of practice it is very likely. There are many variations of conditions and complaints, but addressing the physical, nutritional and emotional component to pain and dysfunction is the most effect way to find natural relief.
Will I have to sign up for months of care?
Never. Most patients are released from active care in a matter of weeks or months. However, we do recommend a biannual check up to keep the progress we have achieved.
Does it hurt?
No. Plus all manipulation and therapy is fully explained, including how and what it will feel like with expectations for the following hours and days. In fact, the treatment is safe and gentle enough for children and pregnant women. If you have concerns before scheduling we welcome you to call and speak with Dr. Thompson at any time free of charge.
Is this therapy only for complex and difficult cases?
NO! The primary focus of this practice is to serve all of the surrounding community with ethical, safe and effective recovery from all kinds of muscle, nerve, joint, soft tissue and brain injury. Sometimes you will benefit trying a new technique or provider who can view your situation from their perspective.