What Is Functional Neurology?

Functional neurology is a relatively new health concept, though the principles behind the method have been practiced for generations. In essence, it is a brain performance strategy and treatment option for nervous system disorders that looks at your entire body as a connected system for diagnosing and treating problems.

Traditional neurology looks at nervous system diseases as black and white, while functional neurology accounts for the complexity and interactions between the different systems in your body. In this way, functional neurology strives to look at the whole picture to restore your neurology to working order.

In recent years, functional neurology is gaining momentum and widespread acceptance as a proactive brain treatment strategy. The practice currently spans multiple medical disciplines, including psychology, optometry, and chiropractic care.

How Does Dr. Zaideman and Dr. Hartz Use Functional Neurology?

Just about anyone can benefit from functional neurology, no matter your age, neurological illnesses or mental abilities. In fact, this treatment method is considered to be an ideal tool for helping you improve your neurology, meet your health care goals, and improve your quality of life.

Dr. Zaideman and Dr. Hartz uses functional neurology to identify and treat many conditions caused by functional disconnection syndrome, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Dyslexia
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome

How Does Functional Neurology Compare to Conventional Treatment?

The critical difference between the two approaches comes down to treatment. Conventional neurology focuses on using pharmaceutical and surgical interventions to treat the diagnosed problems.

In contrast, functional neurology views the nervous system as a moldable entity that is affected by almost every imaginable environmental stimulant. In this way, the brain is viewed as “neuroplastic” and more flexible for adapting to fighting off diseases than it is given credit for. Functional neurology is based on the idea that what you are exposed to can rewire your nervous system and even help heal it.

Functional Neurology at North Florida Spine and Wellness

Are you ready to take a functional neurology approach to your health? The North Florida Spine and Wellness Clinic is prepared to help you out. Just contact us today to learn more.