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BRAIN TREATMENT THERAPY, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW – BRAIN TREATMENT & THERAPY (Functional Neurology or Brain Rehabilitation) should be, and is a complex therapeutic process which aims to improve and optimize a person’s brain function. It works with various neurological or mental conditions.
So, what is a neurologist? If you Google the word NEUROLOGIST, the following definition appears: “A neurologist is a doctor who concentrates (specializes) in treating diseases of the nervous system. The nervous system comprises the central and peripheral nervous systems. This complex system involves the spinal cord and the brain.”
There are two approaches of care for all neurological problems today. This is also true for Parkinson’s disease and patients who suffer terribly from it’s affects.
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20% of children below the age of 17 have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and are on some type of anti-anxiety or psychotic medications(s). 10% of the children between the ages of 8-16 have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD.
More on New Brain Therapy
Vestibular problems are brain-based in most cases. The problem this patient had, like many of you, is the clinicians and therapists she went to either forgot their neurology or never had the training in neurology to recognize how to diagnosis the problem and treat it correctly.
More on Doctors and vestibular problems
People who experience mild-severe brain injuries or concussions can do so via physical, chemical, and emotional traumas or a combination of all of the above. People who experienced post-traumatic brain injuries experience combinations of the following neurological symptoms:
Read more on myths of brain injuries
There is a great difference between conventional vestibular rehabilitation and modern neurological brain based vestibular rehabilitation practices. You must find out what areas in the brain are not working or synchronized with each other if you want to give the patient long-term and lasting relief.
The New Vestibular Rehabilitation Approach
A concussion is a mild dramatic brain injury (mTBI). Most concussions occur without losing consciousness. The following blog post will outline some more important information on the effects of trauma in the symptoms associated with these injuries.
Full truth about concussions
The word “Vestibular” refers to the brainstem balance centers and inner ear balance systems. To achieve good physical balance we rely on our brain, eyes, inner ear and muscular system to work in harmony.
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Dr. Furnish’s functional neurology training places him well ahead in this field of expertise. He addresses neuroplasticity – helping the brain regain and maintain function after damage has occurred. His treatment greatly impacts the daily life of his patients.
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Mary is a 50-60 -year-old female (she could be any age). She has a history of vertigo and balance issues, dizziness and problems walking at times. Her history started 2-3 years ago. She just woke up one morning and she related “I was dizzy, off balance and it has never stopped.”
The full article on problems w/ Vertigo treatment
The research shows that the short term memory regions of the woman’s brain are usually affected much more than a man’s brain. Short term memory is also termed your “working memory.” With the proper treatment, the man’s brain “working memory” recovered in several weeks.
Women’s brains recovering from concussions article
I am a child and adult psychiatrist with a specialty in nutritional and metabolic psychiatry. Dr. Furnish and I first met in April to discuss ways we might collaborate given our shared interest in nonpharmacologic interventions for brain related disorders. At that time, he also did a functional assessment on me.
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After speaking over the years with several medical neurologist I have learned from them that traditionally medical neurology tends to look at disease of the nervous system as “Black and white,” with white being optimal neurological function and black as being end stage pathology.
Read more about the different Neurologists