Q. What is Functional Neurology?
A. Functional Neurology is a neuroscience which studies the inter-relationship of the neuronal system that regulates the body’s responses within the context of the individual’s overall health. (The neuronal system includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia, and parts of receptor and effector organs)
Q. What is the charge for the initial consultation?
A. We have made your initial limited consultation available at no charge. And here’s why: the science of Functional Neurology is new to most patients, and we feel that this is our opportunity to acquaint you with it, and allow you to feel comfortable with our non-invasive approach.
Q. What conditions may benefit from Functional Neurology?
A. Here are just some of the conditions that may benefit from Functional Neurology: ADD, Alzheimer’s, Anxiety, Autism, Balance Disorders, Blackouts, Chronic Pain Disorders, Depression, Dizziness, Headaches, Memory Issues, Migraines, Motion Sickness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Sexual Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, Snoring, Spinal Cord Compression, Strokes, Tinnitus, Tremors, Vertigo, and Weight Problems.
Q. How am I tested?
A. Practitioners of Functional Neurology identify the areas of dysfunction in the patient’s nervous system using a variety of methods, depending on the patient’s needs. Testing may include standard physical, neurological and orthopedic testing, psychometric testing, electrodiagnostic testing (such as QEEG), and nerve conduction studies.
Q. How am I diagnosed?
A. In Functional Neurology the diagnosis is just the starting point. Functional Neurology is a neuroscience based on function and NOT just symptoms. The doctor will diagnose not only the disease or chronic condition, but the causal mechanisms, i.e. the process… the road by which it has occurred.
Q. How am I treated?
A. Treatment is directed towards activating the natural neuroplastic (the ability of the brain to change or remap) processes in the brain and nervous system which enhance function. What this means is that systems are checked for dysfunctions as well as disease in order to enable the body to return back to its normal function. This is accomplished non-invasively and without drugs. We frequently find that our patients find relief that they have not been able to find elsewhere.
Q. This almost sounds too good to be true?
A. We don’t blame you for wondering. Functional Neurology is a contemporary medical science based on rigorous research and investigation. It began in 1990 with the Presidential Proclamation of the Decade of the Brain and is continuing today. Western medicine has been so focused on treating symptoms rather than diagnosing and addressing the underlying neurological causes, that many medical practitioners are just beginning to appreciate the breakthrough results which Functional Neurology offers.