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Functional Neurology

Functional neurology is a neuroscience specialty that explains the direct connection between the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, sensory receptors and the regulation of body functions. These include the locomotor and autonomic systems, as well as higher functions such as memory, learning, attention, etc. Functional Neurology is based on the continuous communication that the body, as an integrated system, maintains with all its parts and with the environment.

The proper functioning of the whole then depends on the proper functioning of each of the parts to achieve internal balance and adapt properly to the environment. Dysfunctions in the central nervous system generate adaptive changes in our body to keep us facing the constant gravitational load, translating into vertebral angulations, changes in tone or muscle tension in parts of the body, greater energy expenditure to maintain posture. This in turn modifies the normal internal physiological balance and increases the probability of injuries, inflammations, visceral disorders, etc.

The specialist in functional neurology examines the different parts of the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system to achieve a differential diagnosis of the problem according to each case and to be able to propose and develop a specific and individual treatment. The main neurological pathologies treated are those corresponding to abnormal movements such as ADD, ADHD, movement problems, vertigo and balance problems, Parkinson's, Essential Tremor, cervical dystonias, Fibromyalgia, etc.

Our Neurological Exam

The primary purpose of our extensive neurological exam is to help determine the root cause of your health challenges.  At the initial visit, we will take a very detailed medical history, perform a battery of diagnoses in conjunction with an extensive neurological evaluation.  With the information collected from these three processes, the Caribe Health Integrative Center team will be able to identify a number of variables that are involved with the initial presentation of the patient.  That is, the process is designed to be able to carefully locate where the root of the problem is , whether in the cerebral cortex, in the spinal cord, in the spinal cord or in the peripheral nervous system.  


Thanks to this process, the development of a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient is possible. Our use of diagnostic equipment has two benefits:
         1 –_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Gives the CH team, information of great importance to know about the current condition of the patient.
         2 – Ayuda al doctor de CH, confirming whether the direction of treatment is correct or not.

Here in our center, we make diagnoses before treatment (pre), and after treatment (post) in order to objectively see the progress of care. 

During your treatment plan with CH, the work team is thinking far beyond what is visible as symptomatology. Back pain is considered common in our day to day... but is it normal? Back pain can exist for various reasons:

  • Perhaps the patient's center of balance is not normal, this causes the back muscles to work extra in order to maintain balance and posture but causing pain.

  • Perhaps a local biomechanical problem in the back activates intrinsic spinal stabilizer muscles causing pain.


The list is very long, but these are just some of the examples. 


Because of this individuality – our neurological exam and treatment plan are completely individualized – on a case-by-case basis.

Consulting a Chiropractor NF 

A chiropractor specializing in Functional Neurology (Chiropractor NF) will perform a very detailed exam, medical history evaluation, and neurological exam. Based on the results, your current state of neurological health will be explained to patients and a highly personalized treatment will be recommended. Additional tests may be necessary depending on the case, VNG, EMG, NCV, EEG, MRI, CT, X-Ray or specific laboratories.

Many individuals have benefited from the world of Functional Neurology, in the United States it is a science that has achieved many positive results. 

What conditions does a Chiropractor with a focus on Functional Neurology treat?

  • Vertigo/dizziness

  • Balance Problems

  • Depression/Anxiety


  • Learning problems(Dyslexia, Writing)

  • Autism

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • contusions

  • head trauma

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

  • Movement Disorders(Parkinson's, Dystonias)

  • Paresthesia(feeling problems)

  • Limb Weakness

  • Numbness of the Extremities

  • Non-specific neurological problems


We can help you!

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