Functional Neurology

Southwest Brain Performance Centers utilizes Functional Neurology to evaluate the weakened areas of a patient’s nervous system, which can effectively be regenerated using our treatment.

Those who have acquired injuries such as strokes, concussions, and mild traumatic brain injuries find the most benefit from Functional Neurological treatment.

Functional Neurology is the better option for individuals who have been treated by traditional care but haven't achieved clinical improvements.

No two brains are the same, and that's why our doctors create individualized treatment plans by utilizing cognitive and physical activities, diagnostic tests, and a multitude of therapies to create a positive change in our patients' lives.


Conditions We Treat

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Brain Injury

Any brain injury that develops after birth is called an acquired brain injury (ABI). Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and non-traumatic brain injury (NTBI) are the two types of ABI.

A sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head that damages the brain results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Numerous incidents, including car accidents, slips and falls, and sports injuries, can result in this kind of injury.

Any brain injury not brought on by a concussion is referred to as a non-traumatic brain injury (NTBI). Strokes, brain tumors, infections, anoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), and other illnesses can fall under this category.



A concussion is a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) that occurs after a blow to the head. Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is a complex condition in which various symptoms last for several weeks to even months after the injury that caused the initial concussion. PCS is more common that people realize, and many individuals have been dealing with PCS unknowingly.

It can be challenging and overwhelming to live with PCS, so it's crucial to seek treatment to reduce symptoms and enhance your quality of life.

Symptoms of a concussion typically present within the first seven to 10 days after an individual hits their head, and can resolve within three months. However, if left untreated, they can persist for a year or more. Symptom of a concussion can include:


Brain fog, poor concentration, difficulty focusing, memory issues, and impaired judgement.


Light sensitivity, noise sensitivity and headaches.


Depression, anxiety, irrational or impulsive behavior, and loss of motivation.


Sleepiness, excessive lethargy and insomnia.


Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a variety of conditions related to dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). As the result of injury, the sympathetic (fight or flight) or parasympathetic (rest and digest) system can either be overly active or under active. The ANS is involved in the automatic control of essential functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate, temperature, sweating and other functions that do not require our conscious control.



Vestibular Disorders

The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling eye movement and balance. These types of disorders are the result of disease or injuries which have damaged these processing areas and can be worsened by environmental or genetic conditions. However, they can occur for unknown reasons.


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Primitive reflexes are automatic, involuntary movements necessary to a baby's survival in the first few weeks of life. These reflexes are quickly inhibited as higher centers of the brain develop and voluntary responses dominate. Primitive reflexes persisting beyond six to 12 months of life are considered abnormal. Children sometimes have a number of persistent primitive reflexes present with neuro-developmental disorders.



What our patients have to say

I was a non-believer of chiropractic care, but with just one visit with Dr. Pendleton, after months of helpful Physical Therapy, I am a true convert. I physically and mentally perform better after an adjustment. It has relieved pain from stress and from minor sports injuries. I appreciated the sharing of alternative health remedies that address the heart of an on-going health issue, instead of going to a medical doctor to receive a drug prescription that addresses only the symptoms, and which always has adverse side effects, but I also appreciate when Dr. Pendleton recognizes the need for Western medical care.


I have been treated by this staff for over 20 years which should say something in itself. They are very professional and knowledgeable and have been able to correct my problem. I recommend them very highly.


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