Alzheimer’s, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and depression are more common than ever
The rates of brain disorders are on the rise. One in eight seniors today develops Alzheimer’s. One in eight children is diagnosed with brain development disorders, including autism, ADD, and ADHD. Anti-anxiety medications are the most commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs, with antidepressants right behind them.
Neurological disorders that impact quality of life
We are seeing more people today who suffer from seemingly inexplicable neurological disorders that cause problems with walking, speaking, memory and other facets of everyday function. These disorders come on gradually or quickly and are both frightening and frustrating. Many patients travel from doctor to doctor and even nationally renowned clinics searching for an answer, often coming back empty handed. Sometimes they receive a diagnosis, such as for multiple sclerosis or dystonia, but treatment options fall short of fail.
Functional neurology offers genuine help and often a significant degree of functional recovery for these people. By going beyond the brain to also assess immune function, adrenal health, gut function, hormone balance, and other areas of health, we can offer a more comprehensive approach to degenerative neurological conditions.
Most doctors do not assess or treat the brain, despite the fact your brain function determines your personality, your experience of life, and your general well-being. The brain is extremely susceptible to the many stressors of modern life: poor diets, excess sugar, high stress, lack of sleep, environmental pollutants, and more.
Functional neurology fills the gap
At NW Functional Neurology, we are trained to look for symptoms of declining brain health that are not obvious to most doctors. This allows us to intervene before functional recovery becomes impossible.
For advanced conditions functional neurology therapy often leads to profound improvement, and at times resolution of symptoms, without the use of drugs or surgery.