At Carolina Brain Center, we utilize functional neurology to serve patients in North Carolina and the surrounding states. However, many people do not realize what functional neurologists do. Learn more about functional neurology below and how Dr. Dane’s brain-enhancing therapies can improve your function and quality of life. 

What is Functional Neurology? 

A blue computer-generated image of the brain on a black background Functional Neurology is a new concept for many people. In essence, functional neurology, also called chiropractic neurology, is the clinical evaluation and treatment method for the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

Very basically, functional chiropractic neurology can be thought of as exercise for the brain. Just like training a muscle makes it stronger, training your brain will make it stronger.

However, functional neurology does not solely focus on the brain. Functional neurologists take a holistic approach to healthcare that takes into account the entire person, including their lifestyle, nutrition, and emotional state. 

At the Carolina Brain Center, our goal is to identify and correct underlying neurological imbalances and dysfunctions that may be contributing to symptoms and conditions.

Functional Chiropractic Neurology Trains the Brain

To make the brain stronger, we look to improve the overall function of the brain. This can be achieved by making positive neuroplastic changes. 

Neuroplasticity is the term that describes the brain’s ability to make new connections in order to achieve a new function. Think about a developing child learning to walk or talk or write. It takes practice, but once the task is learned, it is hardwired. 

Through trauma, degeneration, or a developmental obstacle, the brain may not be wired correctly or it may have a weak or broken wire. A functional neurologist will use treatment methods that promote rewiring and/or strengthening a connection that is already in place (neuroplasticity).

Functional neurology is, at its core, brain training. Smell, taste, sound, balance, vision, movement, and touch are utilized in specific ways to promote neuroplastic changes. Making a positive neuroplastic change requires specificity. Treatment needs to be specific for the part of the brain requiring change, and then the treatment intensity needs to be done within the brain’s metabolic capacity. When working with fragile or broken wires (neurons), it is easy to cause more damage if the ‘weight’ of the treatment is not closely monitored.

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What Conditions do Functional Neurologists Treat?

At Carolina Brain Center, we utilize a fusion of functional medicine and functional neurology to treat a variety of conditions, including the following: 

Functional neurologic disorders are another area of focus for functional neurologists. These are conditions where there is a functional problem with the nervous system that can’t be explained by a structural or chemical abnormality. Functional neurological disorders can manifest in a variety of ways, such as tremors, muscle weakness, or paralysis, and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.

Functional Neurological Treatment in Raleigh, North Carolina

At Carolina Brain Center, we use a range of techniques to assess and treat neurological conditions, including clinical assessments, specialized diagnostic tests, and personalized treatment plans. 

Are you looking for functional neurological treatment in North Carolina? We can help! Dr. Dane and all of us at Carolina Brain Center are committed to providing you with personalized care to improve your health and your life. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get on your way to a healthier you.

Why Carolina Brain Center?

Dr. Dane brings 20 years of experience to the Triangle and has helped many people achieve a healthier brain and body.


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