Functional Neurology is based on the principles of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is simply the ability to increase or decrease the strength of connections between nerves (synapses) through activation. Brain injury and disease, as well as injuries to other parts of the body, can lead to decreased function of nervous system. Fortunately, the various parts of your nervous system can be altered to work more efficiently and even regenerate. The goal of a Function Neurologist is to optimize this remarkable ability. A Functional Neurologist will take the time to do a thorough history and perform a detailed neurological exam and determine the function of different parts of the different regions of the nervous system. Based on these findings, your condition will be explained and a personal treatment will be recommended. Further testing may be required.
Commonly treated conditions include: