Chiropractic neurology is based on the studies of modern Clinical Neuroscience, a research and evidence based approach to treating the central nervous system utilizing receptor based therapies. This rehabilitation is based on the concept of brain or neuronal plasticity. When the brain stops functioning properly whether due to injury or a degenerative process, the body stops working properly. A main reason this breakdown occurs is due to the inability of the brain to interpret the incoming information from our environment appropriately.
This dysfunction may present as follows (to mention a few):
The job of the doctor is to perform a detailed neurologic examination using cutting edge technology in order to determine where specifically the weakness exists in the brain or nervous system. Thereafter, the goal is to perform unique exercises such as computer generated eye exercises or vestibular exercises that will target those weak areas of the nervous system. The exercises help to stimulate and strengthen the compromised areas via neuronal plasticity, thus improving function and reducing symptoms.
This type of neurological rehabilitation has significantly helped patients with concussions, headaches, peripheral neuropathy, musculoskeletal issues and balance disorders improve their quality of life.