Is Neurofeedback effective?
Neurofeedback helps to resolve symptoms associated with many neurological conditions. Nothing is ever guaranteed to be 100% effective, but neurofeedback has shown to be extremely effective when utilized properly. Research has shown no negative effects, and the FDA recognizes neurofeedback has never produced a negative side effect.
Why should I see a Neurofeedback specialist that is a chiropractor?
Seeing a chiropractor is not only for back pain and neck pain. Chiropractic care has demonstrated that it is capable of keeping the nervous system operating at it's optimal level and at its peak performance. Research has shown that when chiropractic care is given to a patient before neurofeedback therapy, the sessions are more productive, and the training tends to go faster. Also, nutrition plays a very important role in the health and wellness of the patient and who better to advise you than your chiropractor.
What does Neurofeedback Treat?
Neurofeedback treats the symptomology of many conditions and does not treat the condition itself. Research has shown that Neurofeedback reduces and even eliminate symptoms associated with ADHD, Anxiety/Panic, Autism/Asperger's, Cognitive delay, Learning disorders, Fibromyalgia, Migraine headaches, OCD, and more.
Is Neurofeedback invasive?
No. Sensors are placed on the scalp and sense the brainwave activity going on inside the brain. The sensors are connected to a computer and the information from the patient is interpreted on the screen.
How long do results last?
Neurofeedback results are permanent. This therapy can be compared to learning to ride a bike. We start with training wheels, and learn to pedal and to balance ourselves on the bike. Over a period of time, the brain learned all it needed and the training wheels came off and riding a bike became history. Neurofeedback is the same. We train the brain and it never forgets.
Do you use medication?
We do not use medication a part of our treatment. However, if a patient starts care that is on medication, we communicate with their prescribing doctor about their therapy and the possible need to reduce or eliminate the medication. Neurofeedback tends to intesify the side effects of medication as the patient improves through treatment, which is why communication with their primary care provider or prescribing doctor is vital in the course of care.
What is a Subluxation?
When a vertebrae becomes misaligned or moves out of its normal position, this is referred to in the chiropractic profession as a subluxation. Subluxations can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When a vertebrae is subluxated, it begins to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. The subluxation interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
How does chiropractic care work?
Chiropractic is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
In the chiropractic world, drugs and medicine are not utilized as a form of treating a patient. While supplementation and nutrition are almost always a part of the bigger picture, drugs and prescriptions can be viewed as band-aids to treat symptoms rather than going to the source and treating the real problem.
While it's often perceived that the chiropractor is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Chiropractors not only treat soft and hard tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
What is a chiropractic adjustment? Is it safe?
Adjustments, or manipulation as they're sometimes referred to is the minor movement of vertebrae in the spine. The objective of this movement is to realign vertebrae that have moved out of place for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these vertebrae are out of place, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper alignment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
An adjustment is often a pressure from the chiropractor utilizing the hands or an instrument to move a vertebrae back into place. This happens with a quick movement and is often without discomfort. You may hear a noise that sounds like you're cracking your knuckles referred to as joint cavitation. It is the release of gases such as oxygen and nitrogen from the joint.
What can I expect from my visit to a chiropractor?
Going to the Chiropractor is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the chiropractor will really be about getting to know the chiropractor and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Chiropractic is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption. Chiropractors have the ability and skill to remove these interruptions or misalignments and allow the body to perform as it was meant to.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a chiropractor to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.