People who consult a Functional Neurologist are typically searching for a better understanding of their symptoms. This often leads them to seek an alternative treatment to what traditional medical neurology has offered them.
Since the foundation of Functional Neurology is based on improving how the nervous system works, a wide variety of conditions may be helped by this approach. These include:
Parkinson’s, Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), etc.
Multiple sclerosis (MS), transverse myelitis, B12 deficiency, etc.
Dystonia, torticollis, blepharospasm, tremor, myoclonus, tics, chorea, restless legs syndrome, dyspraxia, etc.
Ear and equilibrium problems
Vertigo, dizziness, motion sickness, labyrinthitis, vestibular neuronitis, acoustic neuroma, mal de débarquement, Menière’s disease, ataxia, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), fear of falling, tinnitus, etc.
Headaches and pain syndromes
Migraine, cluster headache, tension headache, chronic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS, Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), causalgia), fibromyalgia, etc.
Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), whiplash, etc.
Stroke, Transient ischemic attack (TIA), etc.
Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders
Trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, brachial plexus lesion, disc herniation, canal stenosis, intermittent claudication, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, meralgia paresthetica, cheiralgia paresthetica, morton’s metatarsalgia, tarsal tunnel syndrome, intercostal neuropathy, Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), polyneuropathy, etc.
Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Asperger’s, Tourette (TS), Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), dyslexia, processing disorders, dyspraxia, learning disability, language developmental delay, global developmental delay, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy (CP), etc.
It is also important to note that for some, despite having had numerous medical consultations and having undergone extensive testing, no clear diagnosis has been offered. Feel free to contact a Functional Neurologist to discuss your particular case and discover if Functional Neurology may be right for you.