Neurological Conditions

Neurological Conditions Specialist
Chiropractic neurology goes beyond body treatments such as adjustments, to deeply focus on the brain, nervous system, and spine. The diagnostic tools and treatments can help manage a range of conditions, including learning disorders, anxiety, and depression. To find out if chiropractic neurology is ideal for you, talk to the specialists at Fuller Health Group in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois.

Chiropractic Neurology Q&A

What is chiropractic neurology?

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.

How does it differ from other kinds of neurology?

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.

What conditions does it treat?

Chiropractic neurology treatments can help manage a broad range of conditions, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Headaches
  • Head injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Developmental disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Nerve injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke complications
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Vertigo

What diagnostic tools does it use?

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: 

  • Blood tests
  • Computerized tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imagining (MRI)
  • Ultrasounds
  • Xrays

What treatment methods does it use?

Chiropractic neurology draws on a variety of tools. Depending on your conditions and symptoms, your practitioner may use or recommend:

  • Balance and coordination exercises
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Breathing exercises
  • Nutritional therapy
  • Physical exercises
  • Sensory training, involving light, smell, sound, or touch

How can chiropractic neurology help manage anxiety and depression?

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.

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