Most people associate chiropractic with back and neck pain. However, the recent advances in brain research and imaging strongly support the new specialty of chiropractic neurology. This advanced branch of chiropractic offers new hope for those who have not found relief from conventional chiropractic, physical therapy and medical (drug) treatment. Chiropractic Neurology is a form of Chiropractic assessment and treatment that focuses on restoring and optimizing brain and nervous system function, which in turn improves health throughout the body.
Based on the work of Fredrick R. Carrick, D.C., Ph.D., and taught at the post-doctorate level through The Carrick Institute for Post-Graduate Studies, this approach relies on an in depth knowledge and application of how various parts of the brain and nervous system work together to create health (Central Integration). Functional Neurology offers new hope for those who have not found relief from conventional treatment.
Chiropractic neurologists are specialists in evaluating the function of the brain and nervous system. Once the deficit has been diagnosed, a treatment protocol is implemented to increase the potential of the brain and correct the brain’s asymmetry.
This involves a focused interpretation of clinical findings and symptoms based upon a functional continuum of analysis. In one sense, this means that we, utilizing a functional neurological approach, offer an exceptionally valuable option for certain patients that have been unable to obtain a named diagnosis or solution for their problem, particularly when this is as a result of dysfunction rather than a named process of pathology (disease).
Consequently, we may recommend treatment or therapies that may not be familiar to medical neurologists, and will likely be new to you as well. Such treatment, known as afferent stimulation, is the use of elements of the physical environment that are non-invasive and non-surgical. Specific unilateral (one sided) chiropractic adjustments of the spine and skeleton, brain exercises – cognitive exercises, visual and auditory stimulation, spinning and balance exercises, vibration therapy, warm water calorics, eye tracking exercises, and eye light therapy, mirror imagery, the Interactive Metronome (IM) and the UBE or Upper Body Ergometer (similar to a bicycle for your arms), are just a few of the therapies utilized by us to make changes to the nervous system. Our patients refer to these activities as ‘neurocizes’ – exercises specific for the nervous system.
When these afferent stimulation modalities are specifically and correctly applied to your case, your nervous system will begin to regain its optimal function and you will begin to regain your life.
The treatments are all neurologically and metabolically based and clinically proven to help with conditions like Chronic Neck and Back Pain, Leg Pain/Sciatica, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Restless Leg Syndrome, RSDS, Numbness, Balance Disorders, ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia, Thyroid Disorders and many other conditions.