What is chiropractic neurology?
Chiropractic neurology is a form of functional neurology that takes account of the nervous system (spinal cord, nerves and brain) and its function. As a chiropractic neurologist, Dr. Jonathan Zimbardo, examines the sensory input and motor output. He observes balance, muscle strength, automatic response, coordination, and eye position & movement to watch for subtle changes as a guide to how specific areas within the brain are functioning.
The results of brain function help Dr. Zimbardo to determine the proper treatment protocols which include brain-exercises and chiropractic adjustments. The advantage of a brain-based exercise is the ability to activate the targeted areas of imbalance, whereas medications tend to be less specific in their effect. In some cases co-management is necessary; Dr. Zimbardo will refer out as needed.
There are many conditions that can benefit from chiropractic neurology including:
- Post concussion syndrome and traumatic brain injuries
- Vertigo and balance disorders
- Chronic pain
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Post-stroke rehabilitation
- Childhood learning disorders including: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Tourettes/tics, OCD, Dyslexia, visual and auditory processing disorders, and sensory processing disorder.
How chiropractic neurology works
Chiropractic neurology utilizes brain based exercises that work through the science of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is defined as the ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury.
The nervous system communicates by sending signals from one neuron to the next. When these communication pathways are weakened through damage, underactivity, autoimmunity, or through a lack of development; they can results in negative symptoms. Through targeted exercises the remaining neurons can form new branches to strengthen the connections and pathways. This is how chiropractic neurology, through the science of neuroplasticity, is effective in treatment.
Chiropractic neurology at Zimbardo Chiropractic Office
Visit our chiropractic and neurology center in the heart of Eastchester, New York at 274 White Plains Rd # 3, Eastchester, NY 10709 or contact us to book your next appointment: (914) 337-3737.