What is a Chiropractic Neurologist?

Chiropractic neurologists work with neurological disorders without the use of drugs or surgery.

Chiropractic neurologists are trained to assess and intervene in all manner of neurological conditions. Our training consists of postdoctoral education in diagnosis and management of neurological disorders that requires several years to complete. This field of study is called functional neurology. The majority of functional neurology practitioners are chiropractors, however many different types of healthcare providers are represented within the functional neurology profession. Medical doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, and Naturopathic Physicians have completed functional neurology training and become licensed as functional neurologists.

Upon completion of functional neurology training, students become eligible to sit for board examinations that certify them as functional neurologists. Certification is provided through two primary organizations, the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, and the American College of Functional Neurology. The ACNB is itself accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, the same organization that certifies all medical specialty boards.

Is Chiropractic Neurology a replacement for traditional medical care?

Absolutely not. Our care is not intended to be an alternative to treatment by a medical neurologist. Our services are complementary to medical care. We work closely with numerous medical providers, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, internists, and primary care providers. In many circumstances, we require you to be under medical care in order for us to take your case.

What makes you different from other Chiropractors?

Our chiropractors are different because they are specialists in neurology and neurorehabilitation, in addition to spinal care. Just like a medical neurologist is board certified above and beyond a regular medical degree, our chiropractors have completed specialty training and hold board certifications in neurology in addition to their chiropractic degree. This makes them more equipped to assess and correct advanced spinal conditions like disc bulges and stenosis as well as neurological conditions such as concussion, dizziness, migraine, etc.

How long have your doctors been in practice?

Our doctors have over 20 years of combined experience.

What kind of insurance do you work with?

We accept a variety of health insurance plans.  However, every patient’s health insurance coverage is different. As part of our consultation, we offer a complimentary insurance coverage check to see if your insurance covers our service.  Simply take pictures of the front and back of your insurance card and text our front desk line at 619.344.0111 or email the pictures to us at “admin@sdchironeuro.com

Can I come in today for a quick adjustment?

We require a thorough evaluation of every new patient at our clinic before receiving any treatment. We provide adjustments once the doctors have fully evaluated your case and determined that you are a good candidate.

Do you use a cold laser? What kind of laser do you use? How do they work?

Yes, our clinic does utilize cold laser therapy using Erchonia lasers.  They are the most cutting-edge lasers in the field. Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive, fast, and effective modality proven in clinical trials to reduce pain, reduce edema, and promote healing.

What kind of therapies do you offer for the Vagus nerve?

We offer various options for the Vagus nerve, including multiple versions of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation, which utilizes different types of electrical currents shown to activate the vagus nerve. 

Another promising therapy we provide is low-level laser therapy. Low-level laser therapy can promote alpha and gamma waves in the brain. These are similar brain waves associated with parasympathetic and vagus nerve activity. 

Finally, our clinic provides a multitude of therapies to exercise the brainstem. The brainstem is where the cell bodies of the vagus nerve originate. Activating that region can create profound changes.

Do you work with PI cases workers comp?

Yes, we do work with personal injury cases on a lien. However, we, unfortunately, do not accept any workers’ compensation cases.

What is your success rate with ___________?

At our clinic, we see various neurological and spinal conditions. Our success rates for those cases we qualify and accept into our treatment programs are very high. We have such a high success rate because we make sure you are a good fit for our programs before allowing you to sign up.

What kind of testing do the doctors do?

Here are some of the tests performed at the doctor’s discretion on a case-by-case basis.

  • VNG video nystagmography
  • Posturography
  • Cervical proprioception
  • Autonomic (sympathetic, parasympathetic, vagus)
  • Cerebellar 
  • Sensory
  • Motor
  • Reflexes
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Visual
  • Vestibular
  • Gait
  • Balance
  • ROM
  • Orthopedic