Your brain is always changing, learning from your experience. Chiropractic neurological rehabilitation harnesses neuroplasticity (neural plasticity, or brain plasticity), the ability of your brain to adapt, changing its structure, function as well as connections.
Just imagine you are walking along the very path daily for several years: that path is a clearly defined track. One day you ventured off this path and walked on sand. When you look behind, you will not see a path; you will only see footprints.
Typically, these paths are similar to connections in your brain. The more you use a brain connection or a path, the more defined plus stronger it is. Your capability of creating and changing the connections in your brain, which is called neural plasticity, responsible for learning plus memory.
Chiropractic neuro-rehabilitation is also known as receptor-based therapies, brain-based therapies, clinical neuroscience applications, and functional neurology.
People undergoing neurological rehabilitation usually work with a multi-disciplinary expert team because most neurological cases are complex, taking into account both physical and cognitive factor. Some Chiropractors have an extensive postgraduate university training in the field of clinical neuroscience, which positions them well to deliver suitable neurological rehabilitation programs.
Comprehensive examination includes the following:
- Functional Brain Scans – QEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalograms)
- Range of motion
- Muscle tone and strength
- Visual reflexes
- Mental status
Tailored brain-based therapies include the following:
- Cognitive tasks and game
- Integration of retained primitive reflexes
- Sensory tricks
- Neuromodulation techniques
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- Visual tracking patterns
- Specific joint and muscle mobilisations
- Tactile stimulation
How Is Your Brain Rehabilitated?
The premise that chiropractors base their diagnoses and treatment on is known as functional neurology. Through isolating, functionally, areas of your nervous system involved with the problems you are having, your chiropractor can choose the best treatment that will balance your brain, reducing the problem as well as the symptoms. The focus is typically on the overall function of your nervous system as the ultimate treatment goal.
That is done using natural therapies like eye exercises, which will specifically activate your different brain centres; brain exercises plus the use of heat, light, sound and electric stimulation; and adjustments of your spine as well as extremities in patterns, which will activate different regions of your brain.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, headache or vertigo and need and Chiswick chiropractor, visit Neuroworks Chiropractic Clinic. We can offer effective, natural treatment options to help you and speed up the recovery of your health.