Chiropractic neurology focuses on the brain, nervous system, and spine. Practitioners have advanced training in the specialized treatment, which allows them to treat a variety of neurological conditions. They’ve completed post-graduate chiropractic training as well as a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, clinical, and laboratory experience, and become board-certified in the specialty.
When conditions affecting the brain or nervous system don’t respond well to drug therapy or surgery, chiropractic neurology may provide an effective, less-invasive alternative. It can also work in combination with other neurological treatments. While medical neurologists prescribe medications and neurosurgeons conduct surgery, chiropractic neurologists use non-surgical and drug-free treatment options.
Chiropractic neurology treatments can help manage a broad range of conditions, including:
After a physical exam that focuses on your current symptoms first, chiropractic neurologists may use various diagnostic tools to determine or confirm your diagnosis. Potential tests include:
Chiropractic neurology draws on a variety of tools. Depending on your conditions and symptoms, your practitioner may use or recommend:
Chiropractic neurology care can help manage anxiety and depression symptoms by locating imbalances in regions of your brain. Once these imbalances are treated, you may experience fewer disruptions in your hormones, heart rate, and blood pressure. All of this can minimize stress and improve moods.