Functional Neurology is as the name implies, dealing with the function of the nervous system. It is not merely assigning a diagnosis to a group of symptoms, but rather evaluating the nervous system as a whole to determine the areas that are functioning well and those that are not.
By performing a thorough health history and examination, we are able to determine if we can help that patient and then customize a care plan based on that individual and how their nervous system is functioning.
Functional Neurology involves evaluating all parts of the nervous system and how those individual parts integrate to provide proper function. These individual parts include: the brain stem, the frontal lobe, the parietal lobe, the temporal lobe, the occipital lobe, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, the vestibular system, and the autonomic system, just to name a few. Dr. Comey has been trained to look at these systems both individually and as a system.
Rather than covering up a symptom with a medication, as traditional medicine does, restoring function and eliminating the cause is our focus.
Functional Neurology does not involve drugs, medications, or surgery. Instead various non-pharmaceutical methods are used to stimulate and rehabilitate the nervous system.
These methods may involve:
- Sense of smell
- Visual stimulus
- Auditory stimulus
- Eye exercises
- Balance rehabilitation
- And many more…
Each patient, regardless of diagnosis, will have a care plan tailored as an individual based on their history and examination. Therapies that are appropriate for that individual will then be recommended and provided.
The care plan is then evaluated by progress examinations to compare objective data to determine how the patient is responding and if and what further treatment may be necessary.
Call our office today for a consultation, evaluation, and examination to determine if we can assist you in reaching your health goals.