Chiropractic Neurology is defined as the field of functional neurology that engages the internal and external environment of an individual in a structured and targeted approach leading to improved brain function. Proper brain function improves the overall health and behavior of patients. Chiropractic neurologists, such as Dr. Bemis, have completed advanced post graduate training and certification in neurology.
How is a chiropractic neurologist different from a traditional neurologist or neurosurgeon?
Chiropractic neurologists, medical neurologists and neurosurgeons differ greatly in their methods of treatment.
The medical neurologist will prescribe medications or injections. The neurosurgeon uses surgery to correct a condition. The chiropractic neurologist uses non-surgical treatment methods without medicine.
Many conditions of the brain and nervous system do not respond well to aggressive interventions such as drug therapy or surgery.
Additionally, the drug therapies used by medical neurologists, and the surgical interventions of the neurosurgeon often carry increased risks for serious complications or dangerous side effects.
For this reason, chiropractic neurologists fill a unique and significant role in treating brain and nervous system disorders using safe and effective methods producing lasting health benefits.