What You Need to Know About Functional Neurology at Arvizu Chiropractic
At Arvisu Chiropractic in Sherman Oaks, our chiropractor, Dr. Jorge Arvizu, offers you healthcare with a holistic approach. Dr. Arvizu is a practitioner of functional medicine. Functional medicine isn't just about treating disease. Functional medicine isn't just about pain treatment. Functional medicine is about using every available technique to bring your whole body back in tune with your mind and spirit for maximizing your enjoyment of life. Along with Erchonia Low-Level Laser Therapy, Active Therapeutic Movements, Sacro-Occipital Technique, Blood Chemistry Analysis, and Applied Kinesiology, one of the tools Dr. Arvizu uses in his practice of Functional Medicine is Functional Neurology.
What is Functional Neurology?
Functional Neurology is a discipline within chiropractic medicine in which the chiropractor helps the patient overcome disturbances in the physiology of the brain and central nervous system to overcome disturbances elsewhere in the body. In Functional Neurology, the chiropractor looks for areas of the nervous system that are failing to relay information to and from the brain. These failures of communication in the nervous system are known as "functional lesions." The breakdown in communication isn't caused by an "ablative lesion" like a severed spinal cord. These functional lesions are simply segments of the nervous system that are physically intact but electrically inactive. Functional Neurology "wakes up" these connections so the body functions normally.
What Kinds of Conditions Can Be Treated with Functional Neurology?
Your chiropractor can use Functional Neurology to treat an astonishing range of conditions in which the fundamental problem is "hemisphericity," the failure of one side of the brain to send and receive needed nerve messages. Underactivity on one side of the brain can cause:
- Cognitive dysfunction, such as attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Psychiatric dysfunction, such as depression.
- Eye movement dysfunction, causing myopia (nearsightedness), presbyopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
- Neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's diseases.
- Respiratory diseases such as chronic allergies and asthma.
- Autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Diseases related to the improper regulation of heart activity, such as high blood pressure.
Functional Neurology empowers your chiropractor to help with many health issues. It's even possible to treat migraine, chronic pain, peripheral neuropathy, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, thyroid problems, and autism, conditions that are resistant to conventional medical care. Regular medical care can help you control the symptoms of these diseases. Functional Neurology can help you correct their root causes.
Get on the Path to Whole Health at Arvizu Chiropractic in Sherman Oaks
Not every chiropractor has advanced training in Functional Neurology. But Dr. Jorge Arvizu trained with Dr. Arvizu trained with an internationally famous world professor, chiropractic neurologist, and clinical investigator in childhood neurological developmental disorders, Dr. Robert Melillo. Dr. Arvizu is pursuing a Diplomate in Functional Neurology. Let Dr. Arvizu use his decades of training and clinical experience to help you find true health. Make your appointment with Arvizu Chiropractic in Sherman Oaks today! You can schedule an appointment with us by calling 818-285-4242!