Functional Neurology

Functional Neurology is based on the principle of neuroplasticity, whereby the neural pathways and connections within the brain can be continually updated throughout life. To regenerate following trauma or to work more efficiently and effectively.

Chiropractors with further training in functional neurology evaluate neurological behaviour and how this may relate to the overall clinical presentation of a patient. Functional neurological imbalances can be the underlying cause of chronic musculoskeletal conditions and postural faults. Recent advances in chiropractic and brain research are supporting the wider ranging benefits of improved biomechanical function, especially of the spine, on the brain and nervous system.

While chiropractic is not a specific treatment for certain conditions, it does appear that in conjunction with other interventions, improved spinal mobility and control can play a role in the management of:

  • Movement disorders, tremors & dystonias
  • Vertigo, dizziness & balance problems
  • Visual disturbances & eye fatigue
  • Chronic pain in the back, neck & limbs
  • Peripheral nerve injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome & tendinopathies
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Migraines & headaches
  • Memory & concentration difficulties
  • Depression
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • High blood pressure