5 Surprising Ways Chiropractic Neurology Can Improve Your Health
Chiropractic Neurology is a new form of neurological chiropractic care that provides patients lasting health benefits. Unlike medical neurologists who use MRIs and CT scans to find pathology, a Chiropractic Functional Neurologist assesses groups of nerves to determine their functioning.
Joints and muscles contain sensors called proprioceptors that send cold sensations to the brain. These inputs determine balance, movement, and posture.
Improved Brain Function
Unlike medical neurologists who focus on diagnosing disease with MRIs or CT scans and prescribe drugs that stimulate chemical receptors to minimize symptoms, chiropractic neurology addresses the root causes of a patient’s problems. This allows for measurable improvements in brain and nervous system function that may not be apparent from a traditional MRI or CT scan.
Many chiropractic patients experience better mental clarity and more energy throughout the day. This is because a chiropractor can help improve the brain-based signals that control your body’s movement, balance, posture, eye movements, and the ability to perceive and process information.
This is done through precise chiropractic adjustments and specialized treatment techniques, including complex movement exercises, inner ear stimulation (such as caloric work or spinning), and the use of specific stimuli such as light, sound, touch, or smell to promote positive neuroplasticity in the brain and nervous system.
Many symptoms, such as tremors, dizziness, blurred vision, and chronic pain, are related to a dysfunctional nervous system. Medical neurologists typically treat these symptoms by identifying the specific cause through various tests (MRI, CT scan, blood work, genetic markers) and prescribing pharmaceuticals that stimulate chemical receptors to minimize their symptomatic presentation.
Chiropractic functional neurology, like Integrated Health Systems, focuses on the brain and nervous system to improve health. This approach gained wide recognition in the early 2010s when chiropractors used it to treat career-ending.
When the body experiences stress, it releases adrenaline and cortisol, contributing to various problems, including lowered immunity, low reproductive health, anxiety, and depression. A chiropractic neurologist can perform spinal adjustments to help balance the nervous system, promoting positive neuroplasticity and improving quality of life.
We’ve all heard about how important sleep is, but achieving a good night’s rest can be challenging. This is due to various factors, including sagging mattresses, incorrect pillows, and aches and pains.
Chiropractic functional neurology can help improve your sleeping patterns through upper cervical chiropractic care. The goal is to restore the correct spinal cord and brain stem alignment, allowing for a healthy flow of information and reducing tossing and turning.
Medical neurologists are typically trained to look for a specific pathology, such as a tumor or genetic disorder, and then prescribe medications to stimulate chemical receptors to minimize symptoms. However, these medications can create unwanted side effects. Functional neurological chiropractors can bridge this gap using safe, natural, non-invasive health therapies.
Many people are exhausted by pain, stiffness, headaches, and other symptoms that zap their energy. As these symptoms are eliminated with corrective chiropractic care, many find that their energy levels rise, leaving them feeling better than ever before.
Spinal misalignment (subluxation) affects the endocrine system and can lead to hormone imbalance. This drains the adrenals, which leads to a lack of energy.
Chiropractic neurology uses specific adjustments of the spine and extremities to send afferent input into the brain via proprioceptors, which are sensitive to pressure and tension. These inputs help the brain map internal and external environments necessary for survival. This enables the brain to regulate the endocrine system more effectively. Our treatment methods increase the permanent neuroplasticity changes and promote a higher level of function in the body and mind.
Unlike medical neurologists who rely on having a diagnosed disorder to treat a problem, chiropractic neurologists are trained to find the root cause of a patient’s symptoms. For example, if you have dizziness that doesn’t fit into a diagnosis such as vertigo, a chiropractic neurology specialist can use brain-based exercises to improve the performance of the groups of nerves responsible for your dizziness and, therefore, reduce the symptoms you experience.
Like muscle cells, nerves need proper stimulation and nutrition to function well. If they get enough inspiration, they become stronger and atrophy. This leads to pain and other health problems, such as numbness. The good news is that regular visits to a chiropractor can prevent this from happening. It also keeps your nerves healthy and helps eliminate the need for medications.