What is Chiropractic Neurology?

The human body is magnificent and complex! The nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body and consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and millions of nerves. The brain is protected by the skull, and the spinal cord is protected by the 24 moving bones of the spine. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion, which can result in nervous system dysfunction and ultimately ill health. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose their normal position or motion ("patho-biomechanics"), which results in nervous system dysfunction, movement away from "normal" physiology, and ultimately ill health, or dis-ease.

Chiropractic neurology is a multi-modal system of observation, analysis and treatment(s), combining the latest techniques in the assessment and rehabilitation of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The doctor uses detailed knowledge of functional and pathological neurology to determine where to excite or inhibit specific pathways in order to elicit a beneficial response in the nervous system, which as a result improves and often resolves the symptoms by moving the person closer to a state of normal physiology.

Systems affected may be structural, involving the neurological and musculo-skeletal systems; chemical, involving nutrition, digestion, toxins, viruses, bacteria, allergies, and hormones; or emotional, affecting mood, energy level, and motivation. By the time injury, trauma, inner imbalances, or emotional stress manifest as pain or fatigue, they have most likely been a part of the system for a while. The fast pace of modern life in itself, and the toxic urban environments where we live and work, take a constant toll on the sensitive human body. The interrelated systems are compromised to a point where it may seem "normal" to feel bad.

When an individualized course of therapy is specifically applied to you in one holistic, non-invasive treatment plan, you may notice some of your symptoms lessening immediately or within a short period of time. You may find you have been affected in subtle ways you only recognize as you are brought back into balance. Your nervous system will begin to function more optimally and you will begin to regain your life. This advanced branch of chiropractic healthcare provides new hope for those who may not have found relief from more conventional treatment plans. As many interrelated factors are dealt with and conditions improve, chances for increased wellness and longevity increase, adding years to your life and life to your years.

Words to live by...

"Those who think they have not time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness."

~Edward Stanley


"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."

~Lily Tomlin