Brain Balance Therapy

Chiropractic Neurology

Chiropractic neurology, also known as functional neurology, is a technique practiced by trained chiropractors to first assess the level of function of all aspects of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.  This approach gives the chiropractic neurologist the ability to come up with an accurate diagnosis and create a successful treatment plan to resolve your health problem as quickly and safely as possible.  The treatment is always specific to improve your individual brain imbalance and can comprise of eye movements, light stimulation, olfactory stimulation, caloric stimulation, sound tones, vibration, brain based chiropractic adjustments, and hundreds of other methods which can be individualized to increase endurance in the weaker pathways of your brain.

What is Functional Neurology?

Functional Neurology is based on the principle of neural plasticity.  In laymen’s terms, neural plasticity means, the areas of the brain that receive adequate stimulation get stronger and those that do not receive adequate stimulation get weaker.  There is no greater gift than the awareness of which areas of your brain are not working efficiently and what to do in order to reinforce them long term.  Functional neurology is applied neural stimulation specifically to strengthen the weak areas of your brain in order to restore balance.      

What Causes Functional Lesions?

A functional lesion is also known as a soft lesion, which is characterized by nerves or brain cells that have become sluggish and inefficient.  If the endurance of a brain cell is lower than optimal, all parts of the brain and body that are directly connected to it will also be compromised and vice versa.  This process is called  “diaschisis”.  Example:  If you cast your own foot for 30 days, the areas of your brain perceiving movement of your foot will begin a degenerative process due to lack of feedback.  Think of diaschisis as a ripple affect on water, but instead through your nervous system.  Sometimes a compromised area of the brain will appear to work too well and that is not better or worse, but simply a different stage of the degenerative process.  Example: ringing in the ears, heightened sense of smell, sensitivity to light and sound, heightened perception of pain, etc…  The good news is that soft lesions are correctable using our safe, non-invasive methods and your participation can be part of the solution.

How Do You Know If You Have a Brain Imbalance?

All humans have a brain imbalance.  What is important to determine is the degree of the imbalance and depending on its location, if it compromises vital aspects of your brain and body. 

In some cases it may present as poor balance, as demonstrated in this video, in other cases as high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, dementia, ADD, ADHD, poor posture, depression, low back pain, digestive problems, pain, poor coordination, compromised cognitive and physical performance, athletic ability and many more symptoms.

Our objective is to not only identify the nature of the problem but the best possible solution.

Below are some of (but not limited to) the conditions that are successfully improved with Chiropractic Neurology:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion)
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Vertigo and Dizziness
  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Autonomic disorders
  • Depression
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Poor posture
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Arrhythmia
  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Movement Disorders
  • Memory
  • Academic Performance
  • ADD
  • ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Syndrome
  • Enhanced Athletic Performance
  • Improved Modulation of the Physical Stress