What is Functional Neurology?

A relatively new phenomenon within the chiropractic profession is  Chiropractic neurology   It is the study of neurological disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Balance Disorders, Dystonia and other conditions. Rather than treating these diseases with medications, the chiropractic neurologist assesses function. With  detailed  knowledge of those neurological circuits that are functioning poorly, the chiropractic neurologist will devise an individualized neural rehabilitation program specific to the patient and their weaknesses.   Central to the protocols of the chiropractic neurologist is the use of sensory stimulation techniques to restore or enhance neurological reflexes. This often improves function for patients.

Chiropractic Functional Neurology is a form of non-invasive neuromodulation.
Specific exercises, light, sound, vibration and other forms of neural stimulation are used to try to strengthen weak, damaged or dysfunctional circuits in the nervous system.  Often times the appropriate stimulation applied to a weak or damaged neural circuit can improve function in that circuit When this happens.  The video to the right demonstrates a few of the methods employed in our office as part of our neural rehabilitation program.

George W Kukurin DC DACAN is a diplomat with the ACNB American Chiropractic Neurology Board. To find out more information about functional neurology and the techniques used by chiropractic neurologists visit.