Quick Guide to Functional Neurology
Neurology is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Lately, Functional Neurology is gaining momentum and acceptance as an authoritative treatment option for nervous system disorders and to improve brain performance. Functional neurology is multi-disciplinary and includes chiropractic, optometry, audiology, psychology, conventional medicine, physical and occupational therapies. It may also include diet and nutrition recommendations if there are metabolic deficiencies.
So, what is the difference between traditional neurology and functional neurology? The answer lies in the difference in treatment approaches. Conventional neurologists’ primary treatment protocols are pharmaceutical (drugs) and surgery. Functional neurologists believe that nervous system function changes with environmental stimulation. This concept is known as “neuroplasticity” and is the core of a functional neurologist’s clinical methodology.
Improving body functionality by finding the cause of dysfunction is the embodiment of what chiropractic physicians are trained to do. Thus, chiropractic physicians are a perfect choice when looking for someone to lead your functional neurology treatment team. Chiropractic neurologists undergo doctoral and post-graduate training and a rigorous certification process. This intensive training ensures a very high level of clinical efficacy.
So, I’ve found physician to lead my treatment team, what happens next? Just like a world-class chef uses many tools and ingredients to create the perfect meal, the functional neurologist uses a variety of tools to stimulate the nervous system (sound, smell, vision, movement, balance, etc.). The doctor chooses among these modalities based on a variety of cutting-edge clinical assessment tools. When combined with specific diet and nutritional recommendations, when metabolic deficiencies are found, the results are powerful.
If you have any neurological condition, memory loss, a cognitive decline, loss of the ability to focus or concentrate, or simply want to improve your brain performance to elevate yourself to the next level in your chosen profession, functional neurology is a wonderful tool to help you meet or exceed your goals and improve your quality of life.
Dr. Keith S. Ungar
March 9, 2015
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Dr. Ungar is board-eligible in chiropractic neurology