Traditionally chiropractic has been known as a form of healthcare focused on the correction of structural and neurologic imbalances through spinal manipulation. Chiropractic care is known to have tremendous success for patients suffering with primary problems like headaches, neck pain, low back pain and other musculoskeletal concerns.
Chiropractic care can also be used as part of a treatment program to address complex chronic conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, sciatic, balance disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.
When bones of the spine, called vertebra, become misaligned they put pressure on various nerves causing pain or dysfunction to which ever area those nerves serve. Putting the bones back in line, called an adjustment, should restore normal nerve integrity and the reestablishment of proper function.
Chiropractic has advanced much further from just the traditional model. With new research and clinical applications, a chiropractor trained in functional neurology can detect and correct more subtle neurologic findings.
Where the traditional chiropractor will evaluate the spine, a Functional Chiropractic NEUROLOGIST, will also evaluate reflexes, balance, eye movements, gait(walking), cranial nerves, muscle strength, bilateral blood pressure, and breathing, all looking for subtle signs of neurologic imbalance. Where the traditional chiropractor would only adjust the spine, a functional neurologist may adjust the spine along with incorporating balance exercises, eye exercises, vibration, and complex movement maneuvers with the goal of establishing neural integrity and the resolution of your chronic condition.
Our office practices both traditional chiropractic and functional neurology.
If you would like to explore this further please contact the office.