Neurological disorders are diseases of the brain, spine and the nerves that connect them.
Chiropractic neurology is based on “functional neurology”, which is the study of the inter-relationships of an individual’s nervous systems within the context of their overall health. Treatment is directed towards activating the natural processes of neuroplasticity, which involves the changing of neurons, the organization of their networks, and their function via new therapeutic and rehabilitative experiences that enhance brain function.
Chiropractic adjustments move bones slightly, causing relaxation in muscles and ligaments. This also helps improve the flow of messages that the body sends through the spinal chord thus aiding in relaxation, blood circulation, range of motion, and pain reduction.
Depending on the nature of the dysfunction, chiropractic neurologists may work directly on the joints, muscles, or nervous system.