What is a Chiropractic Neurologist?
Chiropractic neurologists are highly trained and qualified experts of the brain, spine and nervous system. Many conditions of the nervous system don't respond well to drug or surgical intervention. For this reason, chiropractic neurologists fill a unique and significant role in treating neurological conditions.
Conditions often treated by chiropractic neurologists include:
- Learning and attention disorders
In addition to manipulation, chiropractic neurologists use other methods to facilitate the nervous system: cognitive exercises, sensory training, balance and coordination activities, eye movements, physical exercises, deep breathing, and nutritional intervention. When applied in a very specific way these modalities can be very powerful
Chiropractic is a non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach to healthcare that is based on the body's innate ability to heal itself. Therefore, chiropractic is involved with the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of the nervous and musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractors are well trained in diagnosis and utilize the physical examination, x-rays, MRI, CT scans, EMG/NCV, and lab work. The chiropractic adjustment or manipulation of the spine is one tool used in treating a patient. Other modalities include exercises, stretching, ice, heat, and nutritional recommendations.
Common conditions treated by chiropractors include neck and back pain, headaches, sprain/strain injuries, sciatica, numbness/tingling, sports injuries, work injuries, and management of wellness goals.
James Williams, DC, CCSP, DACNB - chiropractic neurologist