What is Functional Neurology?
What is Neuroplasticity/Functional Neurology?
When we talk about neuroplasticity, we are harnessing the power of the brain and central nervous system to create meaningful change in order to heal and recover from injury and illness.
As a board certified chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Chung has been trained in the methodologies taught by Dr. Ted Carrick. We use sophisticated diagnostics and therapies to help rehabilitate the brain from a variety of neurological disorders with special interests in:
This is the core of a Chiropractic Neurology paradigm.
What Will a Functional Neurologist Do?
The core of a functional neurology practice is a thorough neurological exam. During this exam, you may find that we are testing many different aspects of brain function that you may not have had done with other doctors. In particular, we place a large focus on:
Balance | Eye movements | Cranial nerves | Sensory/motor function
It’s not uncommon for your initial exam to take upwards of 2 hours for the first appointment depending on what condition you are presenting with.
Functional Neurological Therapies
When it comes to treating patients, there isn’t a one size fits all protocol for any condition. Each patient has a customized regiment of different therapies to help target the function of a specific region of the brain that was identified during the examination. Some of these therapies commonly include:
Vestibular rehabilitation | Eye movement exercises | Hand-Eye Coordination Drills | Movement Training | Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation | Non-invasive trigeminal nerve stimulation | Low level laser therapy
Even if you have had one or more of these interventions done before, the secret to functional neurology is the way in which these therapies are applied. Our approach means that each patient will have these therapies targeted towards their specific condition and their specific tolerance to therapy.
Real Patient Testimonials
I can’t say enough how much my life has changed under Dr. Chung’s care. After 10 years of chronic pain and being dismissed by my neurologist, I came to Dr. C. He was caring, and really listened. After only 2 visits, I have already had a tremendous reduction in my pain! I feel like a new person.
I can't say how much Dr Jonathan Chung has given me back a full quality of life. Migraines was my daily focus, brought my on by a minor car accident few years before. I thought I was going to live with pain medications for the rest of my life. After seeing 2 neurologist prior I was convinced that was my life. But I never stop searching for holistic approaches which led me to Keystone Chiropractic. Thank you.
Dr.Chung has been a huge part of my journey to getting back to how I was before my dizziness and vestibular issues. Under his care I am now better than how I was before and I am able to live a normal life again. He is passionate about his patients and he’s such a great person. I’m so happy he’s my doctor! His staff is amazing as well!